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    11-15-2012, 03:37 PM
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    01-03-2013, 12:28 AM
Originally Posted by ISaidWhoaDangIt    
We also keep Corona ointment on hand for nasty fly bites or for small scrapes. The horses don't mind it and it doesn't stink either.
I second the Corona Ointment! It works great!
    01-11-2013, 09:41 PM
Hi! I am interested in hearing from anyone dealing with moon blindness...I've considered about a thousand things to help treat -- any thoughts on what works?
    01-11-2013, 10:54 PM
Originally Posted by SeeyaLater    
Hi! I am interested in hearing from anyone dealing with moon blindness...I've considered about a thousand things to help treat -- any thoughts on what works?
Have a read of this article - it's very in-depth and discusses ways of treating the problem
    01-13-2013, 07:02 PM
I like to have vitamin E cream on hand for pink noses if they get sun burn. Seems to help it heal.
I also have hemp oil. A lady I knew like natural stuff for healing and she said hemp oil helped in their feed would help healing
    01-18-2013, 09:55 PM
I love this thread! Everyone has fantastic ideas.
    02-08-2013, 09:58 PM
I'm moving my horses in September and will defiantly be getting this list as a starter to put in my tack shed for those just in case times! Thanks so much for this list! :)
    02-14-2013, 02:48 PM
Talking To have in a vet kit

Have some vetricin handy it worked amazing on my horse.
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    02-17-2013, 04:41 AM
This thread has been very helpfull! As being a new horse owner myself, I have some of these items in my grooming kit (which isn't the largest :( ) Thankfully my horse is kept at my aunts ranch where she has most of the suppliest the I've noticed. Although she strays mostly to homeopatic remedies, (Which I like) she still has most of the other things I have seen posted on here. I will be purchasing things of my own for Buddy just in case he needs them, as he seems to be semi-accident prone!

Again, thank you so much for this post! I've written down a ton things in "Buddy's to be purchased/needed/have book!"
    02-22-2013, 11:43 AM
I'm going to add two things that I haven't seen while browsing this thread...
A couple of gallons of steralized water, and a sheet with you horse's basic vital signs. You would be surprised how fast you can forget what your horse's normal heart rate, temperature and respritory rate are. Also look at capillary refill time...

CRT is the time (in seconds) taken for the pinkness to reappear in the mucous membranes of the mouth after applying finger or thumb pressure to the gum. In a normal horse, once the pressure of the thumb is removed, the time for the pinkness to reappear is 1 to 1 ½ seconds. A horse that is dehydrated, that is, loss of water and electrolytes where the ratio of red cells to plasma is now in favour of the red cells (70:30), the CRT can stretch out as far as 3 - 4 seconds. In these cases the horse is going into survival mode and directing the blood to important organs and away from the mouth. Also, this means that the blood is thicker (less water) making it harder for the heart to pump the red blood cells through the small blood vessels or capillaries. Counting the seconds for the pinkness to come back is a reliable and repeatable observation, reflecting the deterioration of the horse.
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