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Emergency procedures in equine field service



This paper is written as a review of, and guide to, the management of some emergency situations in an equine field service. It includes sections on group emergencies (community emergency preparedness, herd emergencies), trauma emergencies and procedures (sudden death, fracture first aid, splinting techniques, emergency kit, catheterization), medical emergencies (anaphylaxis and drug reactions, opthalmic emergencies, neurologic emergencies, upper airway obstruction, hemorrhage), breeding and periparturient emergencies (rectal tears, dystocia, uterine torsine, uterine hemorrhage, uterine prolapse, penile lacerations and abrasions), and medical emergencies in the foal (sedation, acute respiratory distress, seizures, neonatal isoerythrolysis, hemorrhage).
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