1.) Name four common bandaging styles for wrapping injuries.
Treatment, Pressure, Spider, Figure 8
2.) What are some signs of colic?
Depression, lying down at unusual times, restlessness, rolling, general discomfort, pawing, kicking or biting at the belly, flehmen (curling of the upper lip), sweating, increased pulse and respiration, disinterest in eating or drinking, yawning and grinding of teeth, slow capillary refill time, pale gums.
3.) What is meant by proud flesh?
Proud flesh is the common term for exuberant granulation. It is an angry looking tissue that bleeds very easily. Corticosteroids may be used to slow the growth of proud flesh but be aware that they can also slow healing. Pressure bandages may also help to control the formation of proud flesh. Proud flesh that cannot be controlled by corticosteroids or bandaging should be surgically removed. Occasionally, a keloid will form as a fragile, dry, skin-like covering over proud flesh. This scar protrudes above skin level and is subject to cracking and peeling. The keloid lacks elasticity because it does not have an underlying skin layer and may require a skin graft for reparation64.
4.) Describe the condition commonly referred to as scratches.
Scratches is the common name for dermatitis and is also known as mud fever, greasy heels, cracked heels, white pastern disease and dew poisoning. It is generally present on the lower legs, and white leg markings are predisposed to it. The skin swells and chaps followed by weeping red skin at the back of the pasterns.
5.) What is a normal temperature range for a horse?
99-101 deg F