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Archive for the Horses Category

Horses: When to call the emergency vet

Deciding what constitutes an emergency and when the vet needs to be called in can be a difficult decision for the horse owner. Despite their size and power horses can be fairly delicate. They can often pull up lame, suffer cuts and bruises and experience mild fever and reduced appetite. In a large percentage of cases these are not true emergencies, but they are always an anxious time for the horse owner.

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Horses: Basic first aid for wounds

Horses are prone to injury. Whether it’s a knock going over a jump, a nasty cut from tangling with barbed wire fences or some sharp machinery in the paddock, or a kick from another horse, open wounds and bruising are something most horse owners will face at one time or another.

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