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than any other area of the horse. And there is poor circulation. 3. What should you do if a horse is injured? If a horse is injured you must first check to see where they are and if it’s safe to approach them. Once they are in a safe place determine the type of bleeding. Whether it’s capillary, venous or arterial bleeding. You must stop it as soon as you can. By securing the horse with a leading rope and applying pressure to the wound with a sterile pad.And continue to pack more layers on top of the wound if blood soaks through. In extreme cases where you aren’t close to any help you may use a tourniquet. What’s Your Horse’s Body Condition Score? 1. Why is checking a horse's body condition regularly important? Checking a horse’s body condition regularly is important because it allows you to track whether they are maintaining the condition you want them to
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be in. How they are putting on body fat in correlation with what you are doing with them. 2. How is a horse's body condition assessed? The horse’s body condition is assessed by a number system of 1 through 9. 1 being the most thin and 9 being overweight or obese. To determine the score, specific areas are looked at such as fat deposits that change whenever a horse loses or gains weight. Those that are between 4 and 6 are in the the best condition.
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