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Specialist Course (SC4) Equine First Aid & Ailments £68.00

Specialist Course (SC4) Equine First Aid & Ailments £68.00


Fee £68
Difficulty Skill Level 1-2
Number of units/modules 2 Modules: 1 delivered on enrolment.
Total Hours 12-15 dependent on student input
Duration Totally flexible - no fixed completion dates
Practical Activities/Research Various hands on activities & research at home or at the stables
Certificate - optional On completion of final Assessment Paper. Personally signed by author/tutor & posted to your home.

Equine First Aid & Ailments for horse owners / riders.

We are open – grab this opportunity to up-skill right now

Help is at hand !  Confidently treat minor injuries & ailments and be sure when to call the vet.

Courses covering first aid & ailments for horses are few and far between – especially at such a viable fee. Certificate available on completion as proof of your knowledge.

  • Work at your own speed
  • In your own time – flexible completion date
  • £68 immediate start
  • You could gain a Certificate in less than 3 weeks
  • Compare this syllabus to others – We believe it is very comprehensive

The course offers comprehensive coverage. Much more than simple information on ‘Health and Ill Health – the syllabus contains in depth detail with core research projects on physiology and more.  You’ll have personal one to one tutoring from author, Emma Dalton. Have as much or as little contact with Emma as you wish.

The course has been written & professionally produced by Veterinary Professional – Veterinary Nurse and Trainer Emma Dalton.  Emma is a professional trainer within the equine veterinary industry and has travelled extensively throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland training equine veterinary nurses. Emma currently works as a college trainer.

Gain more confidence:

The course contains 2 modules and provides easy to read and absorb information enabling you to confidently treat your horse in an emergency and to know how and when to handle minor ailments.

If your horse has a problem, after taking this course you will feel confident in what are doing.  No need to panic or ask everyone else.  Just keep calm and follow your training.

Emma has provided hands on activities throughout the course to make sure you are confident should that emergency arise. The Lingfield students research folder is an asset and resource providing you with even more detail on physiology and skeletal information.

Nowhere else will you find such a comprehensive distance learning course like this at such excellent value.  Not sure ?  Do a search – compare the syllabus – there is nothing like it as far as we can see.

What does it cover?

  • Information on how to treat wounds both large and small.
  • Detailed explanations on applying poultices and bandages – how and when.
  • What should be in your equine first aid box.
  • What is normal for your horse? Good health and ill health
  • Legal aspects of treating equines with first aid
  • When to call the vet and what the vet needs to know
  • Identifying leg lameness and pain.
  • Preventive health care.
  • Common illnesses and diseases.
  • See the syllabus for detail.

How does it work?

  • 2 modules – divided into 1/3 and 2/3 of the content
  • 1st delivered on payment – 2nd on request after a fixed 14 days
  • Multiple learning tasks and activities throughout
  • Optional tutor assessed paper for Certification
  • Admin fee for optional paper £15 / £19 by Paypal/overseas

To complete the assessment paper you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Full details here

NEW:  Friends as sharers option – just £32 extra: 
  • One Enrols and the second person is enrolled by the office for just £32
    • or simply pay £50 each
  • Before enrolling, both must email from your own email address – both ask for a shared 1st Aid course and provide both friends names and addresses in your email to:
  • Both of you must work together and arrange to complete at the same time.

Multiple choice assessment & short answers paper based on the course material.  Research is suggested if you aim to increase your knowledge and gain a certificate.  The depth of research is individual to each student – some do lots, some hardly any.

This course is not intended to be an all encompassing in-depth veterinary text book on how to treat every equine ailment and all types of incidents or injuries – that is what vets train for so many years to achieve.

Tutor:   Emma Dalton

READ MORE – Entry Requirements

Printable Syllabus with Course Fees

  • What is First Aid
  • How to Manage in an Emergency
  • Situations Requiring First Aid
  • Classification of Emergencies
  • When to Call the Vet.
  • What is considered serious enough to warrant calling the vet. What to do in the meantime.
  • What the vet needs to know
  • Knowledge of what is normal
  • Temperature, Pulse and Breathing
  • Signs of: Health, Ill Health, and being Off Colour
  • Restraining the Horse in Emergencies/for Treatment
  • Handling and Transportation
  • First Aid Box
  • Types of Wound – what to do and how to treat them
  • What to do if a wound is too serious to treat
  • *Recognition of lameness
  • Washing Wounds
  • Bandaging
  • Poulticing
  • Tubbing & Fomenting
  • Swellings
  • Identifying the basics of the
    • Digestive System*
    • Skeletal Frame*
    • Points of the Horse*
    • Muscles*
    • Tendons and Ligaments of the lower leg*
  • Basic Treatment of Lameness and identification of lame leg
  • Flu
  • Tetanus
  • Worm Control- most types of parasites included
  • Strangles
  • Laminitis
  • Flies and fly spray
  • Sweet Itch
  • Condition Scoring
  • Sunburn
  • Colic
  • Azoturia
  • Mud Fever
  • Choke
  •  Shock
  •  Equine metabolic syndrome
  •  Isolation procedure
  • *Research required if aiming for certificate
  • We also include an informative section called How to Study.  Useful for those who have not studied for a while!

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