Professional equine wound management and treatment is very important and necessary to ensure your horse fully recovers from wounds, injuries or surgery. To achieve these goals, Saddle Creek Farm management and staff works closely with the attending veterinarian regarding equine health care and follows the veterinarian's wound management and treatment process to help your horse heal quickly. No matter how the injuries occurred, they go through a healing process and if the injury or wound closure is hindered, scar tissue tends to build. To minimize scaring, early intervention and treatment helps speed up the healing process. Saddle Creek Farm maintains a qualified staff on the grounds at all times to administer around the clock injury and wound care to our equine residents.
You should be prepared for the potential mishap with the proper first aid and equine wound dressing materials available, because wounds from underbrush or bumping against a fence are inevitable.
When your horse does need first aid, assess the wound or laceration and decide if it is something that requires veterinary wound management for proper care of horse wounds. If you can handle it yourself, you will need equine first aid materials to treat superficial wounds, abrasions, minor wounds, irritations and skin lesions. For hoof injuries have your veterinarian examine and recommend the equine hoof care needed to cure the problem.
If the wound is very large or deep, if your horse is lame or if the wound is near any joint or tendon, it probably needs veterinarian wound care treatment and management.