NC Co-Op Extension to Host Free Equine First Aid Workshop

Published 12:49 pm Wednesday, July 12, 2023

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COLUMBUS — The Polk County branch of the NC Co-Op Extension on July 18th will host a free workshop on equine first aid to help horse owners assess emergencies with their horses. 

The workshop, led by veterinarians from Hunt Country Equine, a three-doctor mobile veterinary practice, will provide horse owners with a hands-on approach and skills in equine first aid. Attendees will also learn how to determine when their horse has a health emergency and what to do until a vet can be seen.

“First aid knowledge for horses can benefit horse owners when dealing with equine emergencies,” said Christa Snyder of the Polk County Center of the NC Co-Op Extension. “Horse owners familiar with first aid can assess the situation, provide general care as needed, and know if the situation requires the immediate attention of a veterinarian.”

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Hunt Country Equine’s mission is to provide exceptional service, compassionate patient care, and vital client education. The practice believes in delivering up-to-date, high-quality medicine with empathy for the humans and horses they work with daily. Veterinarians at Hunt Country Equine strive to build lasting relationships with their clients while ensuring horse owners feel empowered and educated to care for their animals and make the best possible decisions. 

For more information on the workshops and other resources the NC Co-Op Extension and Hunt Country Equine offer, visit and