Equine First Aid

Equine First Aid – Winter ’19

Feb 25 – Mar 4

1 week (5-10 hrs)

CE Eligible

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:
  • 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 5-10 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
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.

Continuing Education Credits/Professional Development:

Course Instructor:

Laura FrostDr. Laura Frost, Halton Equine Veterinary Services

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.

Assistant Instructors:

Kristen FrederickDr. Kristen Frederick, Hagersville Veterinary Services

Kristen grew up in Kingston, Ontario.  She earned a B.Sc in biological anthropology from the University of Toronto in 2008, and a DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2017.  Kristen completed a 12-month internship in equine surgery & anesthesia at Milton Equine Hospital before joining Hagersville Veterinary Services as a small animal practitioner in June, 2018.  Kristen’s professional interests include anesthesia, diagnostic imaging, emergency medicine and preventive healthcare.  She enjoys horseback riding, particularly eventing, and working with young horses.

Janet Beeler-MarfisiDr. Janet Beeler-Marfisi, Ontario Veterinary College.

Janet Beeler-Marfisi, works at the Ontario Veterinary College where she teaches vet students, does research on equine lung disease with generous funding from Equine Guelph, and is a Clinical Pathologist (reads bloods and other laboratory data). Beeler-Marfisi has always had an interest in horse health, having grown up around her father’s Standardbreds and having married a Standardbred racehorse trainer.During vet school and after stitching up some very strange wounds in horses, she has a keen interest in equine first aid and wound repair.

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

 

Mike KingMike King  Since 1998, Mike has been the Principal broker at Intercity Insurance Services Inc. in Aurora, Ontario, a general insurance brokerage with a specialized focus on the equine industry.  In addition to his role at Intercity Insurance, Mike is a Partner in Capri Insurance, a brokerage based in British Columbia.   Mike has been involved in the horse industry for most of his life having participated at one point or another as horse owner, pleasure and competition rider, coach, judge, and facility manager. Today, various insurance programs under his management and oversight serve over 80,000 equine enthusiasts from coast-to-coast.  As a specialist, Mike is regularly invited to speak to groups on topics related to risk management and insurance in the equine industry across Canada. Mike participates as a guest instructor twice a year in the Equine Business Management certificate course at the University of Guelph to share his insights with an International student body and is proud to be a long standing Education Patron at Equine Guelph.

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