Content tagged "horse health"

How to Administer an Injection in horses

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Giving an injection for the first time can be a little nerve-racking, but with practice it gets easier. Horses feel...

Wrap or Bandage a Hock

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyIt is more difficult to apply bandaging over the knees and hocks. Care must be taken to not place pressure on the bony...

Common Ectoparasites in horses

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyWhat is an ectoparasite? An ectoparasite is a parasite that lives on the skin surface of an animal--in this case, the...

Ascarids in horses

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyInternal parasites are small organisms that live a portion of their life cycle in a host animal--in this case, the horse....

Basic first aid kit for horses

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyFirst aid kits can be purchased from horse stores, but they can be pricey. A first aid kit can be easily compiled at...

Proper bandaging technique and types of bandages in horse

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyThere are any number of reasons to bandage a horse's leg. Bandaging can provide both protection and support for the horse...

How to administer deworming medicine in horses

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyAt one time, most deworming was done with a stomach tube by a veterinarian, because many older products were caustic to the...

Wrap a leg below the knee or hock

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky  Numbers correspond to leg drawings above. Note all hand positions.  Learn more about bandaging a horse's leg.

Wrap or Bandage the Forearm

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyWounds on a horse's forearm are difficult to bandage because of the forearm's shape. The tapering of the forearm will cause...

Wrap or Bandage a Knee

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyIt is more difficult to apply bandaging over the knees and hocks. Care must be taken to not place pressure on the bony...

Treating cuts and tears in horses

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyWounds require immediate attention and first aid treatment. The seriousness of a wound depends on the location, depth, type...

Management and control of internal parasites in horses

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Contrary to popular belief, many horses that have dangerous parasite levels appear to be perfectly healthy. From the...

Strongyloides (Threadworm) in horses

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Internal parasites are small organisms that live a portion of their life cycle in a host animal. They live in internal...

Strongyles in horses

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyInternal parasites are small organisms that live a portion of their life cycle in a host animal. They live in internal...

Stomach bots in horses

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyInternal parasites are small organisms that live a portion of their life cycle in a host animal. They live in internal...

Pinworms in horses

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyInternal parasites are small organisms that live a portion of their life cycle in a host animal, the horse in this case....

How to Give Your Horse an Intramuscular Injection

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

ANR-1018, New Dec 1996. Cynthia A. McCall, Extension Animal Scientist, Associate Professor, Animal and Dairy Sciences, Auburn University  Most horse owners...

Basic Dental Care For Horses

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

By Dr. Jenifer Nadeau, Equine Extension Specialist, University of ConnecticutWhen was the last time you had your horse’s teeth checked? If you’re like most...

Assessing the Health and Well-being of Horses

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Colleen Brady, Ed Pajor, Janice Sojka, Nicole Buck, John Berends, Mark Russell Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University; Department of Veterinary...

Equine Purchase Exams

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Glenn F. Anderson, DVM,Private Equine Practitioner; Carolynn MacAllister, DVM, OSU Extension VeterinarianUnlike other consumer products that one might...

Common Lamenesses in Horses

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

Murray P. Brown, DVM, MSc, DACVS, Appleton Endowed Professor of Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of FloridaThe suspensory ligament is an...

Determining the Age of Horses by Their Teeth

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

Wayne Loch and Melvin Bradley Department of Animal SciencesThe art of determining the age of horses by inspection of the teeth is an old one. It can be...

Shipping Bandages

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyThere is a plethora of commercially available protective shipping gear for equine legs-- everything from a simple...

Standing Bandages

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

The standing bandage is used on many performance horses during performances or for standing for half or all of a day. The wrap should be snug, clean, and...

Fly control in horses

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyFly control should be initiated in late spring or late fall. Weather that is hot and dry or cold and wet produces fewer...

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