LEG WOUNDS – IT’S NOT JUST SIZE THAT MATTERS

Wounds in horses are extremely common and a lot of the time they are only minor. But there are many synovial structures (joints and tendon sheaths) in the lower limb with very little protection from overlying tissues, so even tiny wounds in this area can be extremely serious. If a wound introduces bacteria into a synovial structure, these bacteria can colonise very quickly causing inflammation and increased pressure within the joint which rapidly becomes very painful. Severe lameness can be suggestive […]

WOUND FIRST AID

Due to their nature, horses of all ages and breeds are very prone to injuring themselves. Almost every horse will have at least one, if not several wounds throughout their life time, so as a horse owner it is important to know some basic first aid. FIRST AID First step is Don’t Panic! – Be as calm as you can when catching your horse and try to calm them so they don’t cause any further injury to If your horse […]