Making a Vet Kit - Page 13

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Making a Vet Kit

This is a discussion on Making a Vet Kit within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • What u all need in a vet kit for horses

Like Tree73Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-09-2010, 07:12 PM
I personally like the Tri-Care wound ointment by Farnam. It works wonders!
Sponsored Links
    08-27-2010, 05:05 PM
Green Broke
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.
    09-07-2010, 10:20 PM
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*
    09-21-2010, 05:50 PM

I've always wanted to put one together and now you made it easy. Thanks!
    09-22-2010, 01:05 AM
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.
    09-22-2010, 01:52 AM
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.
    10-01-2010, 11:37 PM
Originally Posted by Vidaloco    
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 going to start a first aid kit =) lol
    10-14-2010, 06:34 PM
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.
    10-14-2010, 06:36 PM
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!
    10-28-2010, 12:24 AM
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!

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0