Dr. Kellon's Guide to First Aid for Horses

Dr. Kellon's Guide to First Aid for Horses

A Quick and Easy Reference to Conditions That Require Emergency Treatment

Eleanor Kellon


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Sound professional advice on what to do until the veterinarian arrives.

Dr. Eleanor Kellon has created a quick and easy reference to conditions that require emergency treatment. Dr. Kellon’s Guide to First Aid for Horses offers guidelines to be followed in determining what a horse's problem could be, and it suggests information that should be given to the veterinarian as soon as you call. The book is organized by color-coded chapters on specific types of problems, or on specific anatomical areas and organ systems. At the beginning of each chapter is a quick reference list of symptoms and topics that allows you to turn immediately to those sections of the chapter that might pertain to your horse’s problems.

Dr. Kellon’s Guide to First Aid for Horses includes lists of symptoms and their causes, instructions for home treatment, and checklists of the first aid supplies necessary to deal with the following emergencies:

  • Concussions, burns, and shock
  • Abrasions, lacerations, bleeding
  • Smoke inhalation, asthma, and emphysema
  • Fever, botulism, and blood poisoning
  • Colic, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea
  • Hypothermia, hyperthermia, and frostbite
  • Stroke, muscle cramps, laminitis, and seizures
  • Bladder infection and stones in the urinary tract
  • Prolonged labor, newborn emergencies
  • Allergies and adverse drug reactions
  • And many other life threatening situations or conditions

Dr. Kellon also includes reference sections on preparing horses for treatment, restraint, drug reactions, and managing trapped horses. Give yourself the confidence to deal with any emergency veterinary situation by keeping a copy of Dr. Kellon’s Guide to First Aid for Horses close at hand.


Eleanor Kellon:
Eleanor Kellon, VMD, is an authority in the field of equine nutrition as well as conditions affecting performance horses. She is owner of Equine Nutritional Solutions, a nutritional consulting firm. She is past veterinary and contributing editor to John Lyons’ Perfect Horse and Horse Journal magazines and has written eight books and thousands of articles on equine nutrition, care, and health issues. Dr. Kellon has experience in private practice, including management of a breeding farm and rehabilitation facilities. She and her husband, Andy, bred, trained, and raced Standardbreds for twenty-five years, and they currently maintain a small retirement and research herd. She resides in Robesonia, Pennsylvania.