Emergencies & 1st Aid

Accidents Happens. If you own a horse, you know all too well how that things can go wrong, and you don't even know how or why it happened. The best thing you can do as a horse owner is to be knowledgeable in emergency care, know what to look for, how to treat problems, and of course, have your vet's number on speed dial! Listed below are some helpful resources for health and emergency care, as well as information from our past Equine Open House on this subject. Hopefully, you will never have to use your emergency info, but it's better to be safe than sorry!

Emergency Care - Guidelines to follow during Equine Emergency -5 pages by AAEP

Be Prepared for an Equine Health Emergency- 4 pages by Univ. of Delaware Co-op Ext.

Common Equine Emergencies - & First Aid - by Univ. of Florida Ext - 22 page Power Point notes

Equine Health Care Record - a blank record for your use - by K.Riley - Wayne SWCD

Basic Cost List of supplies in Kelly's 1st Aid Emergency Kit - from Equine Open House program 2009

Equine First Aid - 2 page summary AND Common Equine Emergencies - 4 page summary

Preventative Health Measures for Horses - 2 page summary

3 pdf's - all by Acreage Equines: Basic Horse Care, Boarding Stable Checklist, Horse Budget Worksheet