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    01-09-2011, 10:41 PM
Nice list I am going to print it out!
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    01-16-2011, 08:58 PM
Thank you. I think I only half of that stuff. I guess I will have to go shopping.
    01-24-2011, 08:38 PM
Originally Posted by Skippy!    
I usually use hydrogen peroxide, or iodine when cleaning a wound, but I will add it to the list! =)

Thanks guys!
Just noticed this comment and thought I would mention that hydrogen peroxide can actually hinder the cleaning of small wounds. HP eats away at the bacteria and essentially 'cleans' the wound, which is great, but it also eats away at the good bacteria, skin around the wound, and can lengthen healing time by destroying the scab and 'good' bacteria trying to seal the wound.

Just a helpful heads up! Soap n' water!
    01-26-2011, 12:19 PM
Lots of good info but am I the only trail rider reading this. We ride in the mountains of NC and Va. A lot. There are times when we are hours away from help. Anyone ever have a horse colic hours away from help. I am not trying to be critical at all but if you trail ride you need to think about your vet kit in a very different way. It is also a good idea to check what each rider is taking with them. The reason why should be obivious. You may end up with 10 tubes of bute but nothing for colic.

If someone else posted about a trail vet kit and I missed it, sorry.
    02-05-2011, 05:46 PM
Vet Wrap
Gauze rolls
Non-stick gauze pads
Rubber Gloves
Betadine Scrub (Iodine, for washing)
Betadine Solution (Iodine, for soaking)*
Triple Antibiotic (Neosporin)
Hydrogen Peroxide
Bute (Must be purchased from Vet)
Powder Electrolytes
Mortar and Pestle/Pill Crusher
Cotton Swabs
Bandage Scissors
Stiff Plastic Grooming Brush (all plastic)
Small Rubber Soaking Bucket
Epsom Salts
Wonder Dust
Terramyacine ****
Pillow Wraps
Normal Wraps
Thin Polo Wraps
Duct Tape (Comes in handier than ya think!)
Bigeloil *****
Bot Knife
Clean Stainless Steel Hoof pick
Ichthamol ******
Fura Septin *******
A jug of purified or distilled water
Spray bottle of purified or distilled water
Mineral Oil ********
Anti-bacterial Soap (recommended by barnrat)
Vaseline (recommended by kristy)

Hi I'm in the prosess of making my own vet kit and I was wondering if anybody could pm me and tell what the things I marked in pink are used for and where to find them (local store or vet)
    02-21-2011, 05:15 PM
Hi, I just wanted to say that I have never heard of putting a diaper (nappy where I come from) on a horses hoof before, I can see how that would work and that's a really great idea - will certainly be passing that info on to other horsey people around here - thanks
    02-21-2011, 05:32 PM
Originally Posted by Skippy!    
Hi I'm in the prosess of making my own vet kit and I was wondering if anybody could pm me and tell what the things I marked in pink are used for and where to find them (local store or vet)
I'm not sure about the rest of it, but Ichthammol is a drawing salve that can be purchased at most pharmacies. You may have to ask for it, as it's usually behind the counter.
    02-22-2011, 10:44 PM
AWESOME THREAD! Adding to my list of *horsestufftobuy*

Whats scarlet oil and proud flesh?

Nvm gotta luuuuuuuuuuuv google! (found the info lol)
    03-04-2011, 12:13 AM
Out of curiosity, out of that entire list what would people get first? What's the most important or what has the most multifunction? The place I am currently at has always had a cupboard full of first aid stuff but the new place i'm moving to doesn't. My horse rarely hurts himself but every now and then things happen cause horses will be horses lol so i'd like to start putting one of these together for the new place. So far i've either got or intend to get:

- Betadine Scrub *
- Blue Lotion *
- Vet wraps
- Non-stick gauze pads *
- A towel designated to only cleaning wounds or eyes (gets cleaned in between uses with warm water and soft dish soap and put into a zip lock bag to protect from dirt and dust)
- stethoscope
- duct tape
- mineral oil *
- thermometer *
- Hoof pick with the brush on the reverse side to remove dirt/mud
- vaseline
- Epsom salts
- Lime Sulfer (a vet gave it to me for a fungus he had but the fungus cleared up on it's own so it never got used)
- I've got some all round cleaner a vet gave me as well when he had rain rot but it cleared up before I could use that soooo... it's just the kind of stuff they use to clean cuts and stuff.
- Scissors
- Plastic brushes designated for cleaning around ouchies
- Rubbing alcohol *
- plastic gloves (disposables cause i've got a box of them)
- A tube of Triple Antibiotic (Neosporin)
- a syringe designated for Zev
- Zev *
- A litre of bottled water
- Cookies!

* are things i'm going to be buying in this coming week cause I have run out of it or having been meaning to get it.

So anything else that's very useful that I should get? I don't use SWAT because I feed my horse garlic and break cloves up in my hand then rub the "juice" around the outside (never near the inside) of his ears in summer and on his cheeks and it keeps the bugs away. I deal with bot eggs using a Slick n' Easy and a pocket knife (for those very stubborn eggs)

So yeah if anyone else has any other suggestions of what would be important to add to my collected i'd be very grateful =)

Also to answer one of shaggy's questions a mortar and pestle is a small bowl looking thing made of a hard type of material like rock or marble or clay and a pestle is a small stick of the same material that looks kind of like a little club . You use it to grind up things, like pills, to make it easier for the horse to take.
    03-06-2011, 09:01 PM
Cool thanks OneHotFuzz I figured it was something like that but wanted to be sure lol

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