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Dr. Liz Barrett

What You Need in a Horse First-Aid Kit

Posted: January 2017
Length: 03:11
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Watch Dr. Liz Barrett of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute put together a basic first-aid kit that can help in treating horse colic, hoof abscess, and cuts, bumps, and bruises. This video is brought to you by SmartPak.

About This Video

Dr. Liz Barrett of the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute advises on some items to help you respond quickly and until the veterinarian arrives in case your horse develops colic, has a hoof abscess, or gets a bump, bruise, or cut.

Key Principles:

  • Why Have a First-Aid Kit?
  • Basic Tools
  • Supplies for Hoof Abscess
  • Supplies for Cuts, Bumps, and Bruises
  • Supplies for Colic
  • Expiration Dates


This video is brought to you by SmartPak.

About The Expert

Dr. Liz Barrett
Associate Veterinarian and Surgeon, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute

Dr. Liz Barrett, DVM, MS, DACVS, is an associate veterinarian and surgeon at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky. A native of Canada, she completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Atlantic Veterinary College before completing a surgical internship at Hagyard and a surgical residency and master’s program at Auburn University. Her research has focused on tendon repair after laceration and on colic. She joined Hagyard’s Sport Horse team in the fall of 2013, concentrating on lameness and emergency work. She is an FEI permitted treating veterinarian. For more information about Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, visit their website.

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is the Official Equine Veterinary Service Provider of US Equestrian, and the Hagyard Pharmacy is the Official Equine Pharmacy of US Equestrian.