02 Assessment of situation

Description: How to assess the situation before approaching the horse. Script writing: Dr E van

Description: How to assess the situation before approaching the horse. Script writing: Dr E van Vollenhoven: Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Editing of script: Dr Quixi Sonntag. Copyright: University of Pretoria. Video production, editing, sound and graphics: Andre du Plessis. Department for Education Innovation, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Additional camera: Hennie van der Merwe. Label design: Ms Estelle Mayhew. Demonstrators: Main demonstrator: Ms Christie Jansen van Rensburg. Demonstrator Clinical Section: Dr Adrienne Viljoen. Information clinical section: Dr Patrick Page. Acknowledgements: Prof JP Schoeman (HoD Companion Animal Studies) for his support and financial assistance as well as Dr El-Marie Mostert (Education Consultant) for her comments and encouragement. Onderstepoort Teaching Animal Unit (OTAU) for the use of the horses. Produced for: Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa. More information is available through the African Veterinary Information Portal (AfriVIP) at: http://www.afrivip.org AfriVIP is not responsible for verifying the proprietary content of the materials. Any veterinary medical information in this material is intended to inform and educate and is not a tool for diagnosis or a replacement for veterinary evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a veterinary professional. Viewer discretion is advised: Some veterinary content is graphic and may not be suitable for all viewers. Copyright: This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (c) 2016 University of Pretoria, South Africa.

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Every owner should know their horse’s legs. Every day before and after you ride you should palpate the legs from top to toe, to find any changes from previous examinations. Old injuries are unlikely to cause any issues, but if you know they are there, it can save you investigating

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