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    02-26-2013, 12:50 AM
I don't know if this has already been mentioned, but I would not use hydrogen peroxide to clean a wound. Hydrogen peroxide kills healthy tissues that help heal wounds. Sterile saline solution is much better! Other than that, great list!
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    02-28-2013, 02:26 PM
I wouldn't be able to live without vetericyn.
    03-01-2013, 07:58 PM
Originally Posted by barnrat    
At our barn we have everything that we need and when we run out (before we can get to the store and buy some more) we are always welcome to Borrow or use someone elses.

I did not see anti-bacterial soup on your list but that comes in handy when cleaning the wounds.
"anti-bacterial soup" lol
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    03-16-2013, 02:28 AM
I also keep a bottle of saline eye wash for contact users. It comes in a nice sized bottle and is very handy for flushing wounds or for removing eye irritants. When our ponies eyes get irritated, I use this to clean her eyes and the surrounding area. If her eyes stay irritated even after a saline wash then I use terramycin.

She was snake bit a couple of years ago and one of the puncture wounds went through the top of her nostril. The vet recommended saline eye wash for flushing away the blood and mucus that was draining through the hole and for her eye on the bite side as it was also affected by the severe swelling. From her behavior, using this to flush both gave her some relief and she healed up very well, eye and all.
    04-30-2013, 09:55 PM
This is what I have in my vet kit. I am sure I am missing some stuff cause im doing
this from memory.
4 rolls vet wrap
nonstick gauze pad
cotton swaps and cotton balls
bandage scissors and regular scissors
hoof pick
gauze squares
medical adhesive tape
gauze roll
betadine surgigal scrub
triple antibiotic ointment
bute ( the farm owner has plenty and lets everyone use it in emergencies)
banamine is the same as the bute the farm owner has it and lets people use it
for emergencies. Also have a few ccís of some stronger pain medicine that
my vet gave me when she colic for the first time last fall.
Aleve for me
antibacterial soap
saline spray
latex gloves
nitrile gloves
duct tape
bot knife
cold packs
towels( two face and two large)
needles and syringes (sterile)
2 5inch pieces of hose ( for swelling around nostrils in case of snake bite). I got this
idea from someone on this forum. Sorry I canít find your post. I loved the
idea so much that I went out and got this right away. I hope and donít really
think Iíll ever need them because im in NC, but I would rather have them and
not need them then need them and not have them.
a few more different types of pads. Pretty much one box of each in the bandaging
section at walmat.
Light stick (glow stick)
survival wrap ( came with a first aid kit I had)
cleansing wipes
two small containers to make the soaked iodine or alcohol wipes
eye flush that I bought at tractor supply. ( I never mess with eyes until I
talk to my vet. The wash is the only thing and it just flushes things
an extra spray bottle ( to water something down like the liniment)
hand sanitizer
the BO also has a few stethescopes so I donít have to get that just yet.
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    05-01-2013, 11:19 AM
I knew I forgot something. Aluspray liquid silver colored bandage.
    05-03-2013, 10:11 PM
One of my personal favorites for putting on small wounds like scrapes and small lacerations id this stiff called Blue Lotion, gentian violet is the actual name for it. My new horse got cut coming off the trailer and I put some on it, it covers it right up and keeps the mud out also, Wonder Dust is something I keep stocked up in my barn
    05-04-2013, 10:07 AM
I was recently turned on to a product made by Mane & Tail, it is called Mane & Tail Skin Treatment, and it works well on all sorts of skin conditions. It is antibacterial, antifungal and says it works on ringworm, girth itch, rain scald and a list of other things. I have used it with great success. It comes in a spray bottle. I will always keep some at hand from now on.
    05-08-2013, 11:15 PM
I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but I went through Lifeguard first-aid training and the Firefighter who was teaching us all that he always has two essential things in any first-aid kit, maxipads and duct tape.

Maxi pads work much better than gauze. They are cheap, super super super absorbent, clean, flexible, great for large wounds, and stick easy to any sort of wrap that you want to put around them.

I plan on keeping at least a few in my med kit. They already saved me once when my daughter fell and split the skin on her forehead.

Something to keep in mind, anyway.

As for the duct tape, I probably wouldn't use that on a horse, but you never know when duct tape would come in handy.
    05-19-2013, 02:49 AM
I really like hibicleanse (antifungal and antibacterial, often used as a prescrub on humans before surgery). I use it on wounds but I especially like it for rain rot. Coat area, leave on 20 min and rinse well.

I love blu-kote. It's an obnoxious color but its cheap and works.

I had a trainer who swore by Viks for cuts and scratches.

I keep baby shampoo for washing sensitive areas and eyes. I also keep a Costco jug of saline solution for rinsing eyes.

Baby oil is great for softening dried poo or blood when it needs to be washed out of fur or tails. Coat fur, leave on a while then wash out. I use Ivory dish soap as horse shampoo, cheap and works great.

I keep a long men's tube sock around because its a cheap fast tail bag which is useful for diarrhea or cut legs.

Listerine (the old yellow) cures thrush, I keep some in a squirt (ketchup style bottle). It's also a quick cheap cleaner for soiled scissors or equip if dealing with wounds.

That's all I can think of for now :)
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