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How To Medicate Eyes

Horses recovering from eye injuries and episodes of moon blindness need to accept eye medication several times a day. Good technique is important to prevent resistance from the horse and wasted medications.

How To Treat Thrush

Horses with upright feet, narrow heels, or chronic lameness causing poor circulation, can be prone to chronic thrush infections.

How To Sweat a Leg

Sweating a leg is useful for the treatment and prevention of limb edema (stocking up), to increase local circulation in arthritic joints and soft tissue injuries, and to alleviate tightness and discomfort.

How To Give Oral Medications

There are many medications available for oral administration in horses. Some are ready-made in paste form, and others require a little preparation.

How To Give IM Injections

There are many medications that can be injected into the muscle in horses. Injections have the advantage of more reliable dosing and absorption than with oral medications, without the increased risk and challenge of the intravenous approach.

How To Apply a Foot Poultice

Poulticing a foot helps to draw out frog infections and abscesses, as well as reducing inflammation in bruised feet.

How To Apply a Sugardine Foot Bandage

Sugardine both toughens and disinfects a foot. It is useful after a course of poulticing to harden the foot and to continue fighting infection. It also helps horses with bruised/sore feet.