First Aid Courses
Equi-Health Canada strives to expand the knowledge and confidence level of all horse owners in the area of equine health care and emergency response, in order to improve the lives of horses and increase the equine survival rate in any emergency.
Equine Health and Emergency First Aid Course
Our original and most comprehensive course! Join us for a one day course covering: what your vet needs to know, conditioning a horse to accept treatment, taking vital signs, dealing with lacerations, punctures, colic, choke, collapse, casting, shock, hoof issues, recognizing pain in the horse and pain source identification, spinal health, injury prevention and so much more! All attendees receive a certificate of completion, first aid manual and this course earns you professional development credits with Equestrian Canada as well as equine-related insurance discounts with Capri and Intercity!
***the basic first aid course is recommended prior to taking the advanced course***
ADVANCED Equine First Aid
PLAN PREPARE REACT to ANY emergency!
Join us for a one day highly advanced equine emergency first aid course and learn what to do in the most extreme situations! Covering everything from trapped horses to poison, burns to bites, hypothermia to tie ups, fractures to sucking chest wounds, this course prepares the student to handle the most serious injuries, where without intervention the horse will not survive.
Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness
A MUST for any livestock owner, this course will train you in fire prevention, planning for and executing safe evacuation procedures, hidden dangers and responding to first aid emergencies. It also covers what to do in natural disasters such as flooding, wild fires, ice storms, hurricanes, tornadoes and more. Don't be unprepared - we can help you help your animals. This course is suitable for any livestock operation, not just horses and is supported by the insurance industry.
Safe Trailering Practices
Keeping your horse safe is your number one priority. Is your trailer safe and do you know what your horse experiences during a collision? What are the protocols, your responsibilities and liabilities when involved in an accident and laws around hauling? Do you know if the size and layout of your trailer provides your horse comfort and stability or if is putting strain on their body, leading to potential injury? Join us for a hands on day of learning how to keep your horse as safe as possible and be prepared for the unthinkable.
*** Ages 14 and up***
Equine First Aid Fundamentals
This is a half day fast paced clinic covering the fundamentals of first aid. Working hands on with the horses, you will learn to take vital signs, recognize pain in the horse, detect colic, and participate in lots of bandaging in realistic scenarios! All attendees receive a first aid reference booklet
*** Ages 10 and up***
I CAN HELP! Horse First Aid for Kids
Have a horse crazy youngster? Sign them up for the 3 hour kids program. They'll learn horse safety and basic first aid in a fun, hands on environment. There's even a recipe for horse cookies in their manual and they'll all get a certificate of completion! No horse experience necessary!
*** Ages 5-9 years***
Safety First - The Barn and Beyond
Looking to buy your first horse? Your first acreage? New to the world of ranching or just want to get close to a horse and learn more about them?
Join us for a 3-hour comprehensive safety course focusing on farm safety, livestock safety, and of course safety around horses! Geared for very basic/beginners.