Types of injuries and ailments to hooves, feet and legs may include: Application of poultice may include: ice therapy: ice boots icepacks using available sources, such as frozen peas or ice blocks pressure bandaging.
Adjusting rugs to ensure adequate warmth keeping horse quiet and calm monitoring vital signs and behaviour regularly sponging or hosing to lower temperature.
Distorted shape or angle of limbs favouring a leg heat irregular movement in some or all gaits reluctance to allow leg or foot to be handled reluctance to move resting a foot swelling visible object in foot.
Capped hocks corns laminitis loose shoe navicular disease sand cracks seedy toe shin soreness sole bruise and abscess thrush.
Selecting drawing agent, including: commercial preparations herbal or other treatments heat treatment applying protective covering, such as: paper, plastic or other layers adhesive bandages and bandage cover poultice boots sole protectors.
Shoes display even wear shoe seated along hoof wall avoiding pressure Condition and fit of horse shoes would include: Approved © Commonwealth of Australia, 2012 Page 654 of 2493 AgriFood Skills Australia RGRPSH308A Provide first aid and emergency care for horses Date this document was generated: 29 May 2012 RANGE STATEMENT
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