Equine First Aid

Equine First Aid – Winter ’19

Feb 25 – Mar 4

1 week (10-15 hrs)

Accidents and injuries can happen at any time anywhere, for any number of reasons. This makes it essential that everyone involved with horses – grooms, trainers, riders, drivers, coaches – learn how to administer first aid and how to do so safely. When minutes count, we need to know how to make the most of every second.

This course covers an overview of first aid procedure and include a focus on many common horse health conditions horse caregivers may encounter on a day-to-day basis. A goal of this course is to give caregivers the peace of mind knowing that we can step in and help our horse when needed until a professional arrives.

This course may be of interest for:
• All horse owners and caregivers, regardless of discipline
• Coaches, stable managers and instructors
Course Curriculum:
  1. Introduction Principles of Triage
    1. What to do to “be prepared”
    2. Principles of “Triage”
    3. C.T. (Assess the situation, Call for help, Treat the horse)
    4. The ‘do’s and don’ts’ of first aid
    5. Travel and trail
  1. Horse Assessment
    1. How to perform the Horse Health Check
    2. Common and severe injuries/sickness
  1. Wound Management
    1. Wound first aid
    2. Bandaging and bandage materials
    3. Healing
  1. The First Aid Kit
    1. About kits
    2. Inventory checklist
  1. Responding to Eye Issues
Time Commitment:
  • Occurs over a 1-week period
  • 10-15 hour/week time commitment is required during this period
  • No set times to be online throughout the week
  • Recommended you visit the course site once or more each day
  • Course is entirely online, so travel to the University of Guelph is NOT required
Materials
  • All materials are provided online within course site
Prerequisites
  • 16 years of age or older

For more information, please contact Susan Raymond

Phone: 519 824-4120, ext. 54230

Email: [email protected]

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Equine Guelph – the horse owner’s Centre at the University of Guelph.

Thank you to our Partners:

 

Ontario Racing                        

 

                      Standardbred Canada

 

This course is made possible through a grant from the Grand River Agricultural Society.

 

Grand River Agricultural Society

 

General Enrollment

$85.00
access until 3/18/19

Federation Members

$76.50
access until 3/18/19