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Horse 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.

Vet Adventures: When a Horse Favors a Leg

The elderly gray Appaloosa craned her neck to watch me as I gently ran my hand over the hard swelling…

2 weeks ago

Tips for Treating an Equine Eye Ulcer

You’ve probably felt that moment of panic. Your horse comes in from the field with a squinty, red, tearing, swollen…

2 months ago

How Horses Communicate Pain

Besides not being able to talk, horses are flight animals and have an instinctual ability to hide pain. So, how…

3 months ago

Common Off-Track Thoroughbred Injuries

In addition to finding the right personality and ability when searching for your next equine partner, oftentimes it feels like…

8 months ago

Vet Adventures: Taking in Olaf

Dr. Diehl describes in her Vet Adventures column what happens next in life to a gray horse with a serious…

10 months ago

Funky Feet: 5 Serious Hoof Conditions

The hooves of horses are a remarkable thing. Strong and tough, yet also delicate, their health affects your entire horse’s…

12 months ago

Working with Pain in Horses

Ann Wallin, a certified neuromovement practitioner trained in the Anat Baniel Method, lives to improve riders and horses using Feldenkrais…

1 year ago

Soft Tissue Injury in Horses

Soft tissue injury in horses is eventually encountered by most equestrians, and there’s often a dilemma for the owner if…

1 year ago

Spring Conditioning: Get Your Horse Fit

There are many reasons for a horse to have some time off, such as resting up after a strenuous competition…

1 year ago

Vet Adventures: The Chaotic Life of a Vet

One vet's crazy day reminds us how chaotic life can get. But when it matters, a life is saved. The…

2 years ago