First-Aid

First Aid Extra Tools Chart

Use this chart to add useful tools and gadgets to your equine first aid kit. Excerpted from Horse & Rider's Hands-On Horse Care, by Karen E. N. Hayes, DVM, MS. Read More


Make Your Own Horse Care Remedies

by Debbie Moors It's said they can heal injuries, repel flies and make your horse's coat glossy. But are homemade remedies reliable--or are they recipes for disaster? We'll look at some homemade horse care remedies and see how effective they are. Read More


Colic Prevention Checklist

Keep your horse as safe as possible from this potential killer with our colic-prevention checklist. Read More


Homemade First-Aid Recipes for Your Horse

Recipes for common horse care first-aid solutions. Read More


Learn to Care for Polo Wraps

by Dr. Karen Hayes, DVM Here's how to safely apply a polo wrap, plus how to wash your wraps. Read More


Colic Symptom Checklist for Horses

Is your horse showing signs of colic? Use Veterinarian Barb Crabbe's colic checklist to track your horse's symptoms during the initial stages of colic, or until your vet arrives. Read More


Cleaning a Horse's Sheath

Is it time to clean your horse's sheath? There are lots of misconceptions about this procedure, so don't be led astray. Here's how to separate fiction from fact. From Horse & Rider magazine. Read More


Trail Terrors, Part 9: Snakebites

by Barb Crabbe, DVM A poisonous snake injects venom through his fangs into your horse’s tissues.
The venom is picked up by your horse’s lymphatic system (the system responsible
for dealing with foreign invaders), and distributed throughout his body,
ultimately cussing generalized illness; at the bite site, it immediately
 causes death of surrounding tissue. Read More


Trail Terrors, Part 4: Heatstroke

by Barb Crabbe, DVM How to recognize the signs of heatstroke when out riding on the trails, what to do if it happens and how to prevent it. Written by Barb Crabbe for Horse & Rider magazine. Read More


Trail Terrors, Part 3: Eye Injury

by Barb Crabbe, DVM Barb Crabbe discusses eye injuries: How to recognize them, how to prevent them, and how to treat them if your horse is injured out on the trail. From Horse & Rider magazine. Read More


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