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Recognizing and Dealing with Respiratory Distress

by Flossie Sellers

April 10, 2017 09:27

A horse in respiratory distress requires immediate attention. Read to learn how to recognize respiratory distress in your horse and how to limit damage to your …

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Horse First Aid for Poisoning

EquiMed Staff

Horse First Aid for Poisoning

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 13:17

Hungry horses often ingest toxic substances. Learn more about common causes of poisoning, who to call, and what to do when your horse has eaten something …

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Horse First Aid for Bites and Stings

EquiMed Staff

Horse First Aid for Bites and Stings

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 14:14

Bites and stings can cause untold misery and possibly death for your horse. Read to learn about appropriate first aid for different kinds of bites and stings …

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Rio's Quarter Crack: A Case Study

Jacob Butler

Rio's Quarter Crack: A Case Study

by Jacob Butler

April 19, 2017 17:14

Follow the story of Rio's quarter crack from the time he is a weanling through appointments at Butler's Farrier School as the quarter crack is stabilized, …

First Aid Tip

The next time you visit your horse, check its pulse, respiration, temperature and capillary refill. Ask your vet to show you how.

First Aid for the Uncomfortable Horse: Is it Colic or Tying Up …

by Heather Smith Thomas

January 2, 2020 18:09

A horse showing sudden signs of discomfort may need veterinary attention: First, however, you need to determine whether the horse is suffering from colic or …

first aid
/ˌfərst ˈād/
noun
  1. help given to a sick or injured person or animal until full medical treatment is available.
  2. activity required by novice horse owners training a "free" horse.

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