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post #151 of 275 Old 03-07-2011, 12:15 AM
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Didn't read the whole thread...but we ALWAYS have saline on hand to rinse fresh wounds or if we think a horse may have a foreign object in their eye..
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post #152 of 275 Old 03-09-2011, 06:19 PM
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Out of my own, painful experience, something I would have in every vet kit is WIRE CUTTERS! Wires can do so much damage and normal scissors or anything will just not work!

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post #153 of 275 Old 04-22-2011, 12:20 PM
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I apologise if this is already been said but seeing as I dont really want to go through 12+ pages lol I will write it here. Everything on your list seems good but I might add a few more that are in mine too. I have ProudAid, Equiskin, Vitamin C injection, Calendula Ointment, Arnica Ointment and Cream, and we also use a lot of chloromide spray or Cetrigen (more commonly known as Purple Spray). Chloromide spray is Pink. Something quite handy I did like the use of diapers you placed in there and they do make a hoof kit for injuries called the Decron Hoof Kit and comes in small medium large sizes with padding, gel, vetrap etc has enough for two applications per kit. I have mac boots too for the use for injuries and as well as my horses being barefoot horses sometimes they need them in winter when their hooves are that bit more sensetive to rocks etc. I use my oitments on my self as well if need be and can be obtained from chemists and such over here. I have yet to find a natural vet to do me up a horse dose of Arnica tinctures as arnica is a good shock thing and painkiller wheras bute is actually bad for horses. The vitamin C gets given for snake bites and also if i HAVE to use bute it helps counteract the bad bits about it. I also have Natural Horse Care book by Pat Colby in my first aid kit to help among all my other vet books at hand :)

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post #154 of 275 Old 04-26-2011, 09:49 AM
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I am so-o thankful for this thread! I have just gotten back into horses again after a long time. I once had an extensive first aid kit but it has since all disappeared or gone bad. Now I can start picking things up again.
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post #155 of 275 Old 05-04-2011, 04:57 PM
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im just wondering since peroxide is bad what about rubbing alcohol?
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post #156 of 275 Old 05-15-2011, 04:14 AM
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I know I should know what it is.... But Poultice? What is it? So far I've gathered it's usefull and that it helps draw things out of wounds? Like abcesses out of hooves after a epsom salt soak?
-I ask this now because I suspect that Mitchell has a hoof abcess and seeing as I go to school in town, I will be making a detour to get things to help him out. (and calling the vet seeing as I know nothing about hoof abcesses)

Oh and, I was on my local saddlery website, and they had vet direct equilintex (this stuff:Vet Direct Range Vet Direct Equilintex)
So can Poultice come in "goo"(for lack of a better word) and pad form?

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post #157 of 275 Old 05-23-2011, 01:47 PM
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Thank you

Awesome post and great list....... Thank you very much
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post #158 of 275 Old 05-29-2011, 08:12 PM
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I have a stethoscope and a laminated sheet of paper that has all the normal vital signs on it for quick reference in my vet kit.
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post #159 of 275 Old 06-14-2011, 06:44 PM
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Great list, I'm so glad I found this. I have a question though. We usually use this really stinky yellow stuff that comes in a tube for superficial scrapes and any place hair was rubbed off. It's supposed to help regrow the hair and kinda spells like pinesol but a lot stronger and the smell stays on your hands forever. I can't think of what it's called, but if anyone knows what I'm talking about do have a better solution than that stuff?
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post #160 of 275 Old 06-28-2011, 02:09 AM
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I board at a large equine centre and all I have is a small locker to keep everything in so I can't have too much in my own kit. This is what i have, is there anything really important that I am missing?

-nature's aid skin gel
-antibiotic cream
-betadine (sp?)
-vet wrap
-some type of proud flesh dust, I can't remember the brand
-rounded scissors
-normal scissors
-medical tape
-duct tape
-thrush off
-toothbrush (for using the thrush off)
-leg tightener
-standing wraps
-hoof "bag"
-epsom salt
-hoof pick
-face brush

Some things I'm thinking of getting: electrolytes in powder form, MTG, something for sore eyes,

I've read some of the posts and some people said betadine isn't great for cleaning wounds. What should I use instead?

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