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by Amanda Edwards The three things horse owners need to know about horse pain. Turns out that horse owners like you and me are pretty bad at picking up subtle signs of horse pain. It's easy to see acute pain in horses.  They seem depressed, there might be obvious guarding or lameness. It's the more subtle and ongoing pain that can be difficult to pick. So what three important things do you need to know? 1.  Dispel the myth that horse behaviours such as bucking, propping, refusing to move forward, nappiness, head up during transitions etc are 'naughty' or normal behaviours. ...

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Bleeding, Emergency tips, Extra Safety, Hemorrhage, How to, Stop the Bleed, Videos -

While this video is extremely helpful in helping to understand what a first responder needs to do to save a life, we highly recommend our customers do a First Aid Course.  Note that the Emergency number on this is American. Ours is 000

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Snake Bandage, Snake Bite, Snakes -

So this city-slicker (me) moved to this wonderful property deep in the rainforests of North Queensland. Sound asleep, 4am, my little dog gave that bark which meant "I'm not joking Mum this is serious".  Hopping out of bed, I turned the light on only to see a huge snake stretched across my headboard.  Deciding that discretion was the better part of valour, and while I was pretty sure it wasn't venomous, I really didn't know my snakes yet.  So downstairs for a tea and a look at the best book I own - Wildlife of Tropical Queensland.  Phew! It was just a green...

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Boating -

Summer has arrived and school holidays are here. With the warmer weather and warmer water, many families will be heading out in their boat to their favourite fishing or snorkelling spot. No matter how careful you are on your recreational boating adventures, injuries can happen. Having a well-equipped First Aid kit, and being prepared to treat injuries, are essential for a safe day out. What are some of the injuries that boaties need to be prepared for?

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Don’t forget while we are concentrating on Covid-19, the same things are still around to bite us or hurt us and it is definitely not a time we would want to go a hospital Emergency Department, so having up to date supplies is a must now.If you have a first aid kit, now is the time to give it a going over and check it is ready to hit the road when we can all travel again.So what should you look for in a First Aid Kit?A basic first aid kit checklist might include:• crepe bandages of varying widths• hypoallergenic...

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