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Putting Together a First Aid Kit

Create a basic equine first aid kit to prepare for minor injuries and be better equipped for an emergency.

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Being prepared in an emergency is critical to a positive outcome. Luke Bass, DVM, MS, Dipl. ABVP, Clinical Sciences Department Assistant Professor at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, in Fort Collins, recommends horses owners have a basic equine first aid kit on hand to better treat minor injuries, be prepared for emergencies, and tend to their horse before the veterinarian arrives.


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