Equine First Aid Workshop
This hands-on workshop at Grand River Raceway, Elora ON, will consist of a two-day weekend format on October 21st-22nd, 2018 (9:00am – 4:00pm each day). The workshop will be instructed by three equine practitioners with the support of three Equine Guelph facilitators. Horses will be brought in for the two days, so that participants will receive a quality practical, hands-on experience.
Over two days, Five components will be covered including: the principles of triage, horse assessment, wound management and bandaging, the first aid kit and eye injuries. Participants will learn the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of first aid from experienced veterinarians.
FREE with Coupon Code!
The hands-on Equine First Aid workshop – a $420 value – is available for FREE with a coupon code.
*Limited space available. Equine Guelph reserves the right to limit number of attendees.
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(9:00am – 4:00pm each day)
- 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
For more information about the course, please contact Susan Raymond at:
519 824 4120 x54230
Thank you to our Partners:
This workshop is made possible through a grant from the Grand River Agricultural Society.
Dr. 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.
Dr. Kristen Frederick, Hagersville Veterinary Services