Livestock First Aid and Safety

Injured animals and animals under stress react differently than they do in normal circumstances. If you don’t work with livestock often, you may not completely understand how to keep yourself and animals safe in stressful situations, or how to provide first aid to injured animals.

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The presenters focus on how to work safely around these animals and discuss basic first aid techniques to use with livestock and working animals. They also provide tips on livestock first aid …

Can black walnut wood shavings be used as a bedding source for horses and/or other livestock?

No, black walnut shavings are not recommended. Black walnut (Juglans nigra) wood shavings can elicit clinical signs of laminitis or founder within 8 to 24 hours of coming in contact with the bedding. Consumption of the bedding may also cause laminitis signs as well as colic. Affected horses may be unable to move because of soreness in their feet. They may also be depressed and have difficulty breathing. Laminitis often occurs in the front feet but can affect …