Emergencies vs. Urgencies: Be Prepared with Solid Basics
You'll learn how to identify signs of colic, manage bleeding, wounds and lameness, and how to help your horse until your vet arrives.
Anyone who owns a horse needs to be prepared for the eventuality of wound and injury care. Horses often get hurt or injured in the normal course of the day, from wire, nails, fencing, glass or metal or another horse! They run into things, step on sharp objects, or get stuck or struck. If there are deep cuts, puncture wounds, open sore injuries or things requiring antibiotics, you're going to need to call the vet, but it's important to be able to provide your horse with first aid until the vet arrives.