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        01-04-2014, 12:17 AM
    A sponge? Good for washing wounds
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        01-07-2014, 11:47 AM
    25 pages!!! :) It would be great to have a list complied off of this and then people could pick and chose/make a kit off the list that applies to them. If I get time I might have to do that
        03-19-2014, 08:51 PM
    THANKS FOR POSTING THIS!!! Such a great idea! I have some odds and ends medicinal things in a bottom drawer in my tack shed but this is a smart idea. My horses are accident prone but I guess I need to be ready for anything, caring for a couple 1200 (plus) lbs animals!
        03-21-2014, 09:25 PM
    H2o2 kills Fungi in most cases but does not kill Bactria(In most cases)It does also kill flesh.
    Using it for thrush/rain rot GREAT!
    Using it for Daily disinfecting of a deep wound BAD!

    In most cases it is better to use alcohol.
        03-23-2014, 08:53 AM
    Green Broke
    I also have clingfilm in mine. Great for holding ointments to wounds, or in my case to bad mud fever and it keeps your wraps and bandages clean!
        03-29-2014, 08:18 PM
    Equine Science(A book I believe every horse lover should own) has a list that contains things such as
    Door Stops-to be used as heel elevators
    PVC Cut in Half to be used as splints
    Those are just my favorite two!
        10-18-2014, 09:29 PM
    Originally Posted by caseymyhorserocks    
    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!
    I agree! I have terrible memories of my dad washing my wounds with peroxide and alcohol. It burns flesh so bad and does more harm then good. I'd only use hydrogen peroxide if it's really watered down. I prefer wound wash or saline! Better yet, distilled water and baby wipes. Be gentle.
        10-18-2014, 09:35 PM
    I'm a first aid junkie! My supplies are starting to take over my life...

    I must use my kit every week. Whether it's me breaking my finger, my dog spraining his leg, or my horse cutting himself, I'm always using it.

    Some suggestions:
    Nitrile Gloves (cheap! I get mine from Plak-Smacker, a dentist brand)
    Maxi Pads, or even tampons. (soaking blood, afterall, are their main purpose...)
    Aquaphor (better than Vaseline in my opinion. Safer)
    Baby Wipes (I go through tons of these! Pick them up when they are on sale)
    Fungasol (Rain rot)
    Vetirycin (Really pricy, but does it's job. Best wound wash, but not the only option if you're on a budget.)
    Israeli Bandage (Good for compression and cutting off circulation, during traumatic injuries to the leg.)
    Saline/ Wound Wash (Way safer than hydrogen peroxide for washing. Doesn't sting as much)
    Sam Splint (Haven't used it on horse yet, but handy for making splints)
    Ice Pack (Mix 3 cups water and 1 cup rubbing alcohol and put it in a zippie and it won't freeze solid. Also try frozen orbeez in a zippie)
    Flash Light! (ESSENTIAL! Horses pick the most inconvenient times to get hurt.)
    Spray bottle of distilled water (To clean off small wounds)
    HAND SANITIZER (Suprised this isn't on here! This should be number one on any list. You will spread infection to you and your horse if you aren't clean)

    Please add these to your kit!

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