First aid should be part of every rider's basic knowledge.
Equine veterinarian Anke Rusbuldt provides handy tips on what to do
in an emergency, and how you can make the best use of the time
while waiting for the vet.
First Aid For My Horse describes how to assess situations correctly
and how to react carefully and skillfully to each one. Rusbuldt
provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions on:
- Avoiding emergencies
- Assessing the patient
- Treating wounds
- Handling fractures
- Managing digestive problems
In addition, there are special sections on specific first-aid
treatments for azoturia (tying up), laminitis, tetanus, shock,
heatstroke, urticaria (hives), foaling, burns, trailer accidents,
and casting. A final chapter deals with making the hardest choice
of all - when it is time to euthanize a horse.
First Aid For My Horse is an excellent primer and resource for
learning how to prevent emergency situations, and what to do when
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