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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 with 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.

Lameness brings out many emotions, including fear and frustration, particularly when its cause is a mystery and the horse doesn't heal. Those are just some of the emotions that Barb Robinson, an avid trail rider from Aston, Penn., felt...
A new therapy could combat persistent joint infections in horses, potentially saving them from years of pain. Researchers at North Carolina State University funded by Morris Animal Foundation have developed a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) lysate that, when teamed with...
Horses love to run, plain and simple. And, we ask them to do athletic exercises that put maximal load on their limbs. Long bone fractures typically occur with a misstep or trauma due to impact from a kick, collision,...
I pride myself on giving my pony the best of everything: a relaxed barn with ample turnout, regular bodywork, and exercises based on his needs and conditioning. He wants for nothing. As a certified equine sports massage therapist, I...
You or someone you know has probably had a horse come up lame for a reason that’s not immediately obvious. He doesn’t have an obvious wound or a swelling that you can see from across the barn aisle, yet...
Preventing injuries and managing chronic conditions are top priorities when making care decisions for your equine partner. You may have considered adding therapeutic products to your management strategy after talking to your vet and shopping around. Here are some...
When it comes to horse joint supplements, there are many options to choose from. While this can seem overwhelming, it also means that there’s a perfect supplement out there to fit your horse’s exact situation!There are three main categories...
Trail riding is a fun opportunity to form a lasting bond with your horse while taking in the beauty of the surrounding landscape. The last thing you want to think about is what could go wrong, but even the...
The call was from the sheriff’s office. Knowing that it probably wasn’t going to be a quick or easy task, I mentally ran through my appointments for the day.Requests from the sheriff were usually interesting, and after deciding I...
In Part One of this article, we look at the causes and symptoms of laminitis and founder. Here, we'll look at preventing and treating laminitis, and what to do in case of a laminitis emergency.If your horse is...
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