About the course
Nursing chronic grass sickness (CGS) patients is a demanding but rewarding experience presenting many challenges to the nurse, since each case is very individual. Human contact and reassurance for the horse is vitally important, these patients do not survive without that interaction. Knowing the right type of diet, consistency of diet and feeding regime to be employed can make enormous differences to these patients. Enteral feeding is also possible for a short period of time in some patients but has to be monitored carefully. Monitoring and recording accurately clinical signs presented is also essential, particularly when making decisions with regard to pain medication and continuation of nursing regimes.