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post #191 of 272 Old 06-14-2012, 01:03 AM
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I will post the list tomorrow- I made a giant list at work! I may have missed a couple things though...
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post #192 of 272 Old 06-16-2012, 08:04 AM
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Go to your local pharmacy and ask for a couple of oral syringes, shouldn't cost more than a couple of pence or even free. They are normally used for administering liquids to infants and are fixed so you cannot attach hypodermic needles to them.

Perhaps an empty medicine bottle, with a pretty picture of a dog on it, empty of course with plastic medicine spoons.

Cheap packet of plasters

If you can get anything from a cheap toy medical kit...such as stethoscope, fake thermometer, toy blood pressure monitor...that would all be quite good too.
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post #193 of 272 Old 06-16-2012, 08:56 AM
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Cool thread! Just wanted to add....

I use a cheap coffee grinder for crushing pills into a powder either for a top dressing in feed or to make a paste in a syringe.

Elasticon!
Stuff is a little spendy, but will help getting bandages up, especially if you are wrapping legs.

Cast padding, for wrapping leg wounds.

Polos, rather than vet wrap, for leg wounds. They can be washed and reused, rather than Using several rolls of Vet wrap a day.

I have bottles of Bute, SMZs and tubes of Banimine.

Also someone mentioned Granulex V....

Do NOT use Granulex in an area prone to proud flesh(typically below the knee/hock).
Excellent stuff to use on dogs since they are not prone to proud flesh.

I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.
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post #194 of 272 Old 06-16-2012, 10:14 AM
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I was told by my vet NOT to use tea tree oil on wounds- studies have shown that it slows healing.
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post #195 of 272 Old 06-18-2012, 10:37 AM
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Master First Aid Kit List


Bandages

 VetWrap 1
 VetWrap 2
 VetWrap 3
 GauzeRolls
 Non-stickGauze Pads
 Diapers
 CottonSwabs
 BandageScissors
 Scissors
 StiffPlastic Grooming Brush
 SmallRubber Soaking Bucket
 PillowWraps
 NormalWraps
 ThinPolo Wraps
 SpiderBandage
 GauzeSquares
 MedicalAdhesive Tape
 StableBandages and Quilts
 ThickSanitary Napkins/ Incontinence Pads

MedicalStuff
 BetadineScrub (Iodine, for washing)
 BatadineSolution (Iodine, for soaking)
 TripleAntibiotic (Neosporin)
 BloatEze
 Alcohol
 HydrogenPeroxide
 SWAT
 Bute
 Banamine
 Aspirin
 PowderElectrolytes
 EpsonSalts
 WonderDust (?)
 Terramyacine– weepy/gunky/irritated eye
 Bigeloil– sore muscles, like IcyHot
 Ichthamol– for abscesses
 Jugof Purified or Distilled Water
 SprayBottle of Purified or Distilled Water
 CanolaOil
 Anti-bacterialSoap
 Vaseline
 Sunscreen
 Desitin
 SalineSolution
 Pre-MoistenedAlcohol Swabs
 IodineShampoo
 Liniment


GeneralItems

 Thermometer
 RubberGloves
 Mortar& Pestle/Pill Crusher
 DuctTape
 BotKnife/Block
 CleanHoof Pick
 Twitch
 FlyMask
 Easyboot or poultice boot
 Cleanbuckets for first aid only
 PVCPipe 1-2ft split in half for splints
 TailWrap
 Stethoscope
 ColdPacks
 Flashlight& Batteries
 Forceps/Tweezers
 HoofKnife
 Towels
 LargeSyringe
 WireCutters
 EmergencyInfo Card
 ExtraHalter and Lead
 Twine
 Sponge
 LargeZiploc Bags
 KYJelly


This is just my list of things compiled from this thread and other lists on the internet. Edit/Add as you may!
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post #196 of 272 Old 06-18-2012, 10:39 AM
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Having just had a horse with a recent injury I want to reiterate how useful this thread is. Can it be condensed somehow so we can just get a full list of ingredients?
I second this! And thanks!
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post #197 of 272 Old 06-19-2012, 09:40 PM
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Xxdanioo: Thanks for compiling everything!!! I've been meaning to do that for a couple weeks lol!

One question I've had a hard time finding the answer to is, what does everyone keep on hand as an eye wash/rinse that has been recommended by a vet? From what I've been told, eye products for humans aren't safe for horses and there's a special rinse you should use but no one knows what it is...
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post #198 of 272 Old 06-20-2012, 10:35 AM
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I usually hang out in the trail riding area but thought this fits in well as here.

I worked with my vet to come up with an easy to use portable kit that goes with us from barn to to trailhead. Here's information on items to include in a basic 1st aid kit to keep handy.

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post #199 of 272 Old 06-22-2012, 06:55 PM
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WOW! I need to go shopping. I am very very new at this and didn't relize I needed as much as I do. I have a hoof pick, hydro. P., brushes, gloves, antibioitic cream, swat, fly sprays, and betadine maybe I guess some of the things I have no clue on your list what they would be used for
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post #200 of 272 Old 06-22-2012, 07:42 PM
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You really don't need so much stuff.

A Basic Kit
Animal Thermometer
Scissors
Vet wrap or elasticated bandages
Electrical Tape
Salt - to make a saline solution
Readymade poultice
Nizoral - for treating mudfever etc
Gamgee
Sealed container to keep it all in

This is a perfectly functional first aid kit.and has been and still is my basic first aid kit for over 40 years. You do not need anti bacterial washes/ointments etc as the saline will do the job perfectly.
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