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Injuries, Wound Care, and Lameness

Learn how to deal with injuries, wound care, and lameness for your horse, including first aid for your horse from articles from Horse Illustrated magazine. Articles cover emergency response, creating a first aid kit, how to bandage an injury or take care of a wound, joint supplements, and more. Clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery are covered.

Lameness issues include joint issues and arthritis, laminitis, catastrophic wounds, fractures and other leg injuries, tendon and ligament issues, navicular disease, ringbone, stringhalt, abscesses, nerve issues, bone cysts, etc.

When it comes to equine ownership and care, at some point riders deal with an injured horse. Knowing what to do to prevent emergencies, horse first aid and what to do during an emergency, and how to care for the horse afterward are critical for horse owners.

Don’t Obsess Over a Hoof Abscess

Many horse owners have had the following experience: you put your perfectly healthy horse up for the night and the…

3 weeks ago

June 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: Important Ingredients for Joint Support for Horses

The landscape for equine supplements is constantly evolving, and SmartPak is committed to staying on top of the latest trends…

3 months ago

Caller ID: Being Able to Charge for a Veterinary Visit

In this Vet Adventures column, veterinarian Courtney Diehl, DVM, has a hard time knowing how to charge for a dead-end…

4 months ago

An Equine Massage Therapist and Chiropractor Combine Forces to Heal a Mystery Lameness

Lameness brings out many emotions, including fear and frustration, particularly when its cause is a mystery and the horse doesn't…

5 months ago

New Therapy Could Combat Persistent Joint Infections in Horses

A new therapy could combat persistent joint infections in horses, potentially saving them from years of pain. Researchers at North…

6 months ago

Treating a Horse’s Broken Leg

Horses love to run, plain and simple. And, we ask them to do athletic exercises that put maximal load on…

6 months ago

My Saddle is Crippling Me: The Effects of a Poor-Fitting Saddle on the Rider’s Body

I pride myself on giving my pony the best of everything: a relaxed barn with ample turnout, regular bodywork, and…

7 months ago

Lameness Detectives: Diagnosing a Mystery Lameness in a Horse

You or someone you know has probably had a horse come up lame for a reason that’s not immediately obvious.…

8 months ago

Therapeutic Gear

Preventing injuries and managing chronic conditions are top priorities when making care decisions for your equine partner. You may have…

8 months ago

February 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: Shopping for a Horse Joint Supplement

When it comes to horse joint supplements, there are many options to choose from. While this can seem overwhelming, it…

9 months ago