Having the skills and knowledge to prevent, identify, and offer first aid to injuries or medical conditions is critical to safeguarding the welfare of your greyhounds.
It is not always obvious that something is wrong; things can appear without warning. However, in many cases, injuries or illness can progressively develop and as a result be readily overlooked or dismissed. If left untreated they can progress to a much more significant, and possibly career-ending or even life threatening situation.
As a participant, you are in the best position to know what is normal and to notice any changes for each greyhound in your care. The following Fact Sheets have been developed from the Injury and Illness Management Workshops run by Dr Chris Boemo.
The Fact Sheets provide guidance on preventing injuries and illnesses; as well as making decisions about how to treat a condition or situation. Importantly, they include information on when to seek veterinary help.
These Fact Sheets are relevant for all stages of the greyhound lifecycle. Keep an eye out for further workshops on this topic and others in the future.