First aid should be part of every rider's basic knowledge. Equine veterinarian Anke Rusbuldt provides handy tips on what to do in an emergency, and how you can make the best use of the time while waiting for the vet. First Aid For My Horse describes how to assess situations correctly and how to react carefully and skillfully to each one. Rusbuldt provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions on: Avoiding emergencies Assessing the patient Bandaging Treating wounds Handling fractures Managing digestive problems In addition, there are special sections on specific first-aid treatments for azoturia (tying up), laminitis, tetanus, shock, heatstroke, urticaria (hives), foaling, burns, trailer accidents, and casting. A final chapter deals with making the hardest choice of all - when it is time to euthanize a horse. First Aid For My Horse is an excellent primer and resource for learning how to prevent emergency situations, and what to do when one arises.Rusbuldt, Anke is the author of 'First Aid for My Horse ', published 2006 under ISBN 9781592289387 and ISBN 159228938X.