First Aid for Horses

How to Cope with Injury and Illness
Author: Karen Coumbe
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
ISBN: 9780851317809
Category: Pets
Page: 160
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Many people with sick or injured horses do not know how best to care for or treat the animal until the vet arrives. A knowledge of first aid is invaluable.First aid is the immediate management of any illness or injury and can be crucial in minimizing the harm done after an accident. For straightforward injuries, basic first aid is still important to limit the primary damage, reduce complications and help in producing a full recovery as rapidly as possible.First Aid for Horses provides information on this essential first treatment and when it is necessary. It will not replace the need to call the vet but will help you recognize problems before they become critical emergencies, give you an indication of when to seek veterinary advice and provide constructive suggestions as to what can be done whilst awaiting the vet’s arrival.The book will help the layman understand the treatment approach used by the vet and explain why, in some cases, timing is critical, whilst other situations will benefit from a ‘wait and see’ approach. It also answers the most frequently asked questions that a vet has to deal with on emergency calls, some of which involve genuine emergencies and others do not. Photographs of clinical cases have been used to illustrate a number of possible situations and the purpose of the book is to help you distinguish them and then know what to do once you have recognised a problem. First Aid for Horses should not be relegated to the bookshelf but should always be within easy reach of every horse owner and student when required.

Draft Horses and Mules

Harnessing Equine Power for Farm & Show
Author: Gail Damerow,Alina Rice
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426426
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 262
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Hardworking and intelligent, draft horses and mules provide clean-energy power for an impressive array of tasks. Bringing strength and endurance to every job, from cultivating farmland and hauling logs to giving long quiet rides through the countryside, these animals love to work. In this illustrated guide, Gail Damerow and Anita Rice provide all the information you need in order to select, train, feed, care for, and work with your own team of draft horses or mules.

Storey's Guide to Raising Horses, 2nd Edition

Breeding, Care, Facilities
Author: Heather Smith Thomas
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426876
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 515
View: 9210

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Raising horses successfully requires good preparation, hard work, and a sincere interest in your animals’ well-being. With in-depth information on all aspects of horsekeeping, including grooming, foaling, housing, diet, exercise, and medical care, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to raise healthy and happy horses.

The Essentials of Horsekeeping


Author: Rachel Hairston
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402726873
Category: Pets
Page: 240
View: 3571

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"Maintain your horse's well-being with advice on everything from a healthy equine diet to emergency care...everything you need to keep your horse in top form is here."-cover.

Equine Health and Emergency Management


Author: Bonny Henderson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1418065676
Category: Science
Page: 416
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Recognizing and quickly reacting to emergencies involving a horse are critical to its well being and survival. Equine Health and Emergency Management provides essential knowledge in all aspects of the emergent care of horses. The book begins by emphasizing the importance of horsemanship in the prevention of injury and disease. Facility safety and stable management are key factors in prevention, as is a thorough understanding and knowledge of the healthy horse, broodmare, and foal. Once this essential knowledge base is achieved the book progresses to discussion of preparing for and managing emergencies. Assessment and treatment skills are addressed. Then diseases and trauma of each body system are covered outlining the clinical signs, vital signs, history or possible causes, actions to take, and prevention strategies for each. The book concludes by addressing the assessment, planning, and preparation needs when faced with a manmade or natural disaster. No horse owner or veterinary professional specializing in the care of horses should be without Equine Health and Emergency Management. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Whole Horse Catalog

The Complete Guide to Buying, Stabling and Stable Management, Equine Health, Tack, Rider Apparel, Equestrian Activities and Organizations...and Everything Else a Horse Owner and Rider Will Ever Need
Author: Steven D. Price
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684839954
Category: Pets
Page: 351
View: 7754

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Povides information on a wide range of products, services, organizations, and events of interest to horse owners, trainers, and riders, covering such topics as horse selection and care, and stable management

Emotionale Erste Hilfe

Wie wir mit seelischen Verwundungen im Alltag umgehen können
Author: Guy Winch
Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3955715043
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
View: 750

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Behandeln Sie kleine emotionale Verletzungen, bevor sie zu großen Wunden werden. Auf ein aufgeschlagenes Knie kleben wir ein Pflaster. Was aber unternehmen wir, um die seelischen Verletzungen zu behandeln, die wir im Alltag erleiden? Oft fehlen uns dafür wirksame Mittel. Gleich zum Therapeuten zu gehen ist nicht immer sinnvoll, denn viele seelische Verletzungen sind nicht so schwer, dass sie professionelle Hilfe erfordern. Vergleichbar einem Medizinschränkchen mit Verbandszeug, Salben und Schmerzmitteln für die Grundversorgung körperlicher Alltagsverletzungen möchte dieses Buch eine Hausapotheke für die kleineren seelischen Verletzungen sein, die wir uns im täglichen Leben holen. Guy Winch führt Sie Schritt für Schritt in die Behandlung der häufigsten psychischen Verwundungen ein: Zurückweisung, Einsamkeit, Verlust, Schuldgefühle, Grübeln, Scheitern und ein geringes Selbstwertgefühl – hier lernen Sie, wie Sie mit emotionalen Wunden wirksam umgehen und so zu mehr Resilienz und Selbstvertrauen finden. »So sollte Selbsthilfe sein – effektiv und heilsam. In Emotionale Erste Hilfe findet jeder Techniken zur Selbstfürsorge für die eigene seelische Hausapotheke.« – Meg Selig, Psychology Today

Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse - E-Book


Author: Michael W. Ross,Sue J. Dyson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437711766
Category: Medical
Page: 1424
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Covering many different diagnostic tools, this essential resource explores both traditional treatments and alternative therapies for conditions that can cause gait abnormalities in horses. Broader in scope than any other book of its kind, this edition describes equine sporting activities and specific lameness conditions in major sport horse types, and includes up-to-date information on all imaging modalities. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Cutting-edge information on diagnostic application for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging includes the most comprehensive section available on MRI in the live horse. Coverage of traditional treatment modalities also includes many aspects of alternative therapy, with a practical and realistic perspective on prognosis. An examination of the various types of horses used in sports describes the lameness conditions to which each horse type is particularly prone, as well as differences in prognosis. Guidelines on how to proceed when a diagnosis cannot easily be reached help you manage conditions when faced with the limitations of current diagnostic capabilities. Clinical examination and diagnostic analgesia are given a special emphasis. Practical, hands-on information covers a wide range of horse types from around the world. A global perspective is provided by a team of international authors, editors, and contributors. A full-color insert shows thermography images. Updated chapters include the most current information on topics such as MRI, foot pain, stem cell therapy, and shock wave treatment. Two new chapters include The Biomechanics of the Equine Limb and its Effect on Lameness and Clinical Use of Stem Cells, Marrow Components, and Other Growth Factors. The chapter on the hock has been expanded substantially, and the section on lameness associated with the foot has been completely rewritten to include state-of-the-art information based on what has been learned from MRI. Many new figures appear throughout the book.

First Aid for Birds

The Essential Quick-reference Guide
Author: Tim Hawcroft
Publisher: Howell Books
ISBN: 9780876059081
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 94
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Provides advice on setting up a first aid kit, knowing first aid priorities, prevention, and when to call in the veterinarian, and recommends treatments for common emergencies in cage birds

Keeping a Horse the Natural Way

A Natural Approach to Horse Management for Optimum Health and Performance
Author: Jo Bird
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781903098431
Category: Horses
Page: 206
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Current and prospective horse owners will want to read this large, informative, handsomely illustrated book and keep it handy for frequent reference. They'll find detailed advice on how to work in harmony with their animal's natural instincts to make it a finer, healthier, happier specimen. The author explains how horses interact in their wild state to form herds and hierarchies, and how they communicate with one another. Understanding these traits helps owners develop an affectionate relationship with their horse and overcome any incompatibility problems that might arise between horse and owner. The author also discusses ways to improve the stable for the mutual benefit of horse and owner, and she specifies field requirements from the horse's point of view. As every horse ages, its general needs and dietary requirements change, and it is vital that owners recognize and deal with these changes to ensure their horse's long-term health. Also discussed in detail are ways to determine the best saddles, bridles, and other equipment for the individual horse, how to recognize signs of illness, how and when to employ first-aid treatment for a horse's injuries, and which are the most effective natural remedies for a horse's various ailments. The book features more than 350 brilliant full-color photos.

Horse & Rider's Hands-on Horse Care

The Complete Book of Equine First-aid
Author: Karen E. N. Hayes
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
ISBN: 9780865738614
Category: Medical
Page: 387
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Provides advice on how and when to administer first aid to horses, featuring action plans designed to help diagnose an injury or illness through a series of questions and presenting visual, step-by-step instructions on treatments and preventive horse care.

The Long Distance Runner's Guide to Injury Prevention and Treatment

How to Avoid Common Problems and Deal with Them When They Happen
Author: Brian J. Krabak,Grant S. Lipman,Brandee L. Waite
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 9781510717909
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 440
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An indespensible safety guide for professional athletes, coaches, lifelong runners, and beginners. For any runner who loves hitting the pavement and conquering half-, full-, and ultra-marathons, getting injured is a terrifying, and often heartbreaking, setback. Yet, almost three-quarters of long distance runners will suffer from a serious injury several times in their athletic career. Although it may be impossible to completely avoid injury, The Long Distance Runner's Guide to Injury Prevention and Treatment is a vital source to help those who love to run understand some of the most common causes of injuries, and learn how to best avoid and treat athletic ailments. In this book, expert editors and long-time runners Brian Krabak and Grant Lipman combine valuable insights, tips, and tactics from more than a dozen medical professionals who specialize in treating endurance athletes. With chapters on important and diverse topics such as proper nutrition, muscular ailments, skeletal injuries, medical illnesses caused by racing and proper recovery, The Long Distance Runner's Guide to Injury Prevention and Treatment is a must-have on the shelf of every harrier.

Horse's Health Problem Solver

Easy Access to Sound Veterinary Advice
Author: Roberta Baxter
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 9780715318010
Category: Pets
Page: 160
View: 508

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From time to time every horse and pony succumbs to the common range of illnesses and injuries, leaving owners with urgent questions about correct treatment. At times like these you need a reliable source of information to help you choose the best course of action to restore your horse to health, and guidance on assessing whether to call the vet out or not. Clearly structured in a question and answer format, this problem solving guide will provide peace of mind for anxious horse owners. Taking the reader through basic healthcare, feeding, exercise, first-aid and common diseases, this guide provides all the information you need to keep your horses healthy and happy, and help you to deal with problems as they occur. Photographs and diagrams illustrate the details and practical tips translate information into action enabling you to examine, assess and treat your horse appropriately. Reassuringly authoratative, written by an experienced, practising vet, The Horse's Health Problem Solver is a straightforward health care guide with your horse's best interests at heart.

Equine Internal Medicine - E-Book


Author: Stephen M. Reed,Warwick M. Bayly,Debra C. Sellon
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437708854
Category: Medical
Page: 1488
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Develop an essential understanding of the principles of equine disease with this one-of-a-kind, problem-based resource! Extensively revised and updated with contributions from an international team of experts, Equine Internal Medicine, 3rd Edition reflects the latest clinical research in equine medicine and focuses on the basic pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie the development of various equine diseases to help you confidently diagnose, treat, and manage patient conditions. Problem-based approach outlines how to apply the latest clinical evidence directly to the conditions you’ll encounter in practice. Pathophysiology is emphasized throughout, providing a sound basis for discussions of the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis that follow. Body systems chapters begin with a thorough discussion of the diagnostic method appropriate to the system, including physical examination, clinical pathology, radiography, endoscopy, and ultrasonography. Flow charts, diagrams, and algorithms clarify complex material. Extensive content updates help you improve patient care with up-to-date research and clinical evidence across the full spectrum of equine practice, including: New sections on biofilm ahesins, resistance to phagocytosis, and host substrate utilization New information on changes in body weight Recent findings on fibrocoxib and diclofenac Expanded and reorganized coverage of critical care New material on inborn errors of metabolism and acquired myopathies Detailed treatment information on various disorders of the reproductive tract A new section on toxicoses causing signs related to liver disease or dysfunction Bound-in companion DVD includes more than 120 high-quality video clips that guide you through procedures related to the cardiovascular and neurologic systems.