Equine First Aid – Winter ’19
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.
• All horse owners and caregivers, regardless of discipline
• Coaches, stable managers and instructors
- Introduction Principles of Triage
- What to do to “be prepared”
- Principles of “Triage”
- C.T. (Assess the situation, Call for help, Treat the horse)
- The ‘do’s and don’ts’ of first aid
- Travel and trail
- Horse Assessment
- How to perform the Horse Health Check
- Common and severe injuries/sickness
- Wound Management
- Wound first aid
- Bandaging and bandage materials
- The First Aid Kit
- About kits
- Inventory checklist
- Responding to Eye Issues
- Guest expert/facilitator-led course over a 1-week period
- 2 weeks extended course access to allow extra time to complete learning activities
- Required activities are approximately 10-15 hours with opportunities for additional learning activities
- No set times to be online throughout the course
- 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
- All materials are provided online within course site
- 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.
Continuing Education Credits/Professional Development:
- Equestrian Canada recognizes Equine Guelph short-training online courses as qualifying for points on the NCCP Coach/Instructor Professional Development Activities Updating hours (3 points)
Dr. Laura Frost, partner Halton Equine Veterinary Services, is a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College class of 1999 and is certified in Equine Chiropractic. Dr. Frost was born and raised in the Burlington area and has competed locally in a variety of equestrian disciplines. She is a past Dental Committee member for the American Association of Equine Practitioners and Dr. Frost was previously on the Advisory Committee for the Ontario Veterinary College and Secretary for the Ontario Association of Equine Practitioners. Laura is also the past Vice President of the Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre and can be seen at many fundraisers for this organization. Her interests include, but are not limited to: lameness, diagnostic imaging, reproduction and dentistry. Dr. Frost can be seen at the local horse shows with her two children.
Thank you to our Partners:
This course is made possible through a grant from the Grand River Agricultural Society.