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post #121 of 275 Old 07-09-2010, 06:12 PM
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I personally like the Tri-Care wound ointment by Farnam. It works wonders!

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post #122 of 275 Old 08-27-2010, 04:05 PM
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Latex gloves!
Poultice pad (I get it at TSC, but forget what the true name of it is)

I am leary of the second skin stuff as we had a mare that we used it on and it seemed like someof her skin "melted" even though after we stopped using it looked fine and came back normally.
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post #123 of 275 Old 09-07-2010, 09:20 PM
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things i would not want to be without...

something to pull shoes with... always needed...
alternatively something to pad up a foot with a pulled shoe
vet wrap

for TPR:
watch--to check respirations. a small piece of mirror or something cold and reflective MAY come in handy as well

a knife and wire cutters are always good to have
triple antibiotic
something to wash wounds with (saline is the best, IMO)

meds.... of little use unless you know what you are giving... (remember to tell the vet if you have given the horse anyhtign in an emergency so they can take this into account....

i would never be without injectable banamine
and bute

all i can think of for now. *yawn*
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post #124 of 275 Old 09-21-2010, 04:50 PM
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I've always wanted to put one together and now you made it easy. Thanks!
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post #125 of 275 Old 09-22-2010, 12:05 AM
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I'm impressed with myself....I have most of this!!! Course, our horses have managed to have EVERYTHING wrong with them at one point, so we have every medication on the planet. I swear.
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post #126 of 275 Old 09-22-2010, 12:52 AM
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Thank you for posting this thread. I had a first aid kit that was nowhere near as inclusive as this list, and it was stolen from my boarding barn, where there are 3 boarders and no lockers. I was so upset about this, as I did not notice it was missing until I needed it - and I would willing give anyone anything they needed, but don't steal the whole thing, that is just a terrible thing to do.

So I am replacing my kit, and putting it in a locked box - so thank you for the info.
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post #127 of 275 Old 10-01-2010, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Vidaloco View Post
Me too! When I had a hypp horse I programed it in and have used it many times. I also have his home #
same here within the first month of moving my horses i got to know my vet very well and he got to know my wallet better... my arab gelding got kicked in the shoulder about a week after we moved in... (vet call #1) then that got stictched.. then infected (another vet call) then i got my new gelding and he got sick( yay yet another vet call lol) I think im gonna start a first aid kit =) lol

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post #128 of 275 Old 10-14-2010, 05:34 PM
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Some sort of treat! I use the apple flavored ones. To get the horse to want to take a pill! Also, in case somebody needs to know, those external thermometers don't work well on horses though I've heard they make one just for them! Anybody know who makes it or where I could find one? Otherwise, rectal is the only way to go.

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post #129 of 275 Old 10-14-2010, 05:36 PM
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6 inch PVC pipe cut lenthwise about 2 1/2 feet long with wrap or Duct tape can come in handy as an emergency splint for a broken leg!

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post #130 of 275 Old 10-27-2010, 11:24 PM
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Not sure if its posted on here yet, I keep different homeopathic remedies in my kit and 1 remedy that is a must is Arnica Montana, great natural Anti-inflammatory and natural Analgesic. Works really well on immediate injuries!

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