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  • Vet aid wound spray works?
  • Sea salt for hygromas

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    10-28-2010, 12:45 AM
  #131
Foal
This thread is great! I am going to put together a Vet Kit most definitely but was at a bit of a loss as to what to put in it. This helped enormously!
     
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    10-29-2010, 05:20 AM
  #132
Foal
Hate to say it but I even keep a pack of cigarettes(bad habit) in my kit too! Sometimes even a non-smoker feels the urge! It is good to keep a lighter in it though.
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    11-09-2010, 06:05 PM
  #133
Foal
-banamine
-gatoraid
Both are great to have on hand for colic or impactions.
Our vet gives us the banamine, so I don't know if it is okay for this list.
But I think it is worth geting. The gatoraid can be good for getting them to drink.
     
    11-11-2010, 11:04 AM
  #134
Weanling
If you feel like you are missing something and live by a dover saddlery...or maybe a dif tack shop that has a vet kit you can buy...You can open it up and there is a big list of what to buy when you run out of something. Just take a picture of it and now you have an "official" list of all the important stuff! Just pick and choose from that main list of what you feel like you need. I also need to start making my vet kit!

Sorry if this is poorly written, im not very good at explaining things!!
     
    11-23-2010, 02:11 PM
  #135
Foal
Great Thread and quite funny at times too! I used to have a tack room filled with everything under the sun. But, I'm sure as you all know sometimes it gets to be unnessacary. I don't know about you all but I always ended up with a bunch of dirt filled ointments and hoof dressings that I can't get the lids off of. I had to try it all. Spoiled ponies;) Anyways, I have ran into some favorite solutions in the past as I'm sure you all have too. Some work better than others, some work for more problems than others etc. I used to swear by Furazone and I know many big barn owners that did too. Until I started hearing the health hazards it had. I didn't like the sounds of that. I started to research and look around at other more natural alternatives there were out there and at the same time it was summer and we were taking the horses to the beach a lot to swim. My horse was always prone to rainrot on his hind legs and the beach helped tremendously. As sea salt does heal wounds and stuff really well. So favorite all time in my tack room is Vet Aid's Sea Salt Spray. Sorry so long I just wanted to explain myself a little.
     
    12-02-2010, 01:13 PM
  #136
Foal
Great thread, thank you to those who started it. I have a Christmas List to get going! ... we have a good supply at my barn, but I'd like to create one to keep in my car.

So, I know that peroxide isn't good on wounds, but I saw another thing showing that betadine isn't recommended either.

So.... if not using those two, what do you use to wash out a fresh wound?

I've always used the betadine scrub that's all soapy, but now I'm wondering if something else would be better.

I live by WonderDust myself and much prefer it. I've always had minor to semi-deep wounds heal MUCH faster for me in covering them with WonderDust instead of using bandages. It creates a protective artificial scab-like covering. Wraps are great when using an ointment over the wound, but a lot of the time I'll use the blue-spray disinfectant (I don't remember the name and I'm at work) ..and then put WonderDust over it. I did this on two fairly deep fetlock wounds that I didn't want to wrap. It's also great for anyone who has a horse that likes to pull the wraps off with their teeth. :)
     
    12-02-2010, 01:25 PM
  #137
Foal
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Originally Posted by zaudika    
Great thread, thank you to those who started it. I have a Christmas List to get going! ... we have a good supply at my barn, but I'd like to create one to keep in my car.

So, I know that peroxide isn't good on wounds, but I saw another thing showing that betadine isn't recommended either.

So.... if not using those two, what do you use to wash out a fresh wound?

I've always used the betadine scrub that's all soapy, but now I'm wondering if something else would be better.

I live by WonderDust myself and much prefer it. I've always had minor to semi-deep wounds heal MUCH faster for me in covering them with WonderDust instead of using bandages. It creates a protective artificial scab-like covering. Wraps are great when using an ointment over the wound, but a lot of the time I'll use the blue-spray disinfectant (I don't remember the name and I'm at work) ..and then put WonderDust over it. I did this on two fairly deep fetlock wounds that I didn't want to wrap. It's also great for anyone who has a horse that likes to pull the wraps off with their teeth. :)
I use to use betadine to wash out wounds, but switched to Vet Aid when I heard that's what my vet used to flush a wound. The spray works great for that. It's 100% sterile and pH balanced so they can be used all over the body, near and even in the eyes etc...As far as larger wounds I use the foam becuase it serves as a liquid bandaid, I hate using bandages! I use it for everything. I'm actually in the process of seeing if it will work for my dog's hygroma on his elbow. I'm hoping the sea salt will get in there and dry it up.
     
    12-23-2010, 12:06 PM
  #138
Foal
Thank you so much for the list. It was very useful.
     
    12-23-2010, 12:11 PM
  #139
Foal
Hey, if you don't already own some, buy some Vetricyn. It's a wonder spray that will cure anything on any animal, including soar throats in humans. It is a real wonder spray. If you don't already have some, get some.
     
    01-09-2011, 07:59 AM
  #140
Foal
Tweezers guys, for the really hard to grab things and my farrier says keep atheletes foot creamon hand to clear up hoof or frog problems a lot cheaper then equine creams x
     

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