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    12-05-2007, 04:24 PM
  #31
Foal
I have a horse that is prone to chronic abcesses. A David Medicine Boot (a rubber hoof boot) has been a total life saver by keeping my gelding's doctored and wrapped hoof from getting soaked in mud. It's also just another great line of defense against dirt getting into a wounded hoof.
     
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    12-22-2007, 09:47 AM
  #32
Foal
Brain storming is very effective. Nice list to reproduce for 4-H kids. Thanks

I use Hydrogen peroxide to clean a wound, but like to use my own homemade sauve (crisco as stabilizer, olive oil, vit E and [b]Tea Tree oil ( one of the most essentials to have on the property--anitbiotic[/b], antifungal, antiseptic) to keep it clean and the flesh soft. Natural products are great.
     
    12-22-2007, 08:47 PM
  #33
Green Broke
Good idea on the vet kit!
     
    02-04-2008, 11:14 PM
  #34
Foal
Great post and list of items to put in a vet kit. Walmart has many of the items needed. I was able to buy a rubber-maid trunk that is lockable for about $10.00 to store all the items in.

This gives me great peace of mind that I am better prepared.

Thanks again!
     
    02-21-2008, 01:31 PM
  #35
Yearling
Could someone give me the list with a list of the uses of ALL those medications? Some of them I have NO idea the use.
     
    03-05-2008, 12:31 AM
  #36
Foal
Vet Kit

Great thread. I have everything on this list in my kit and I'm anal about it being organized and inventoried often. I keep mine in a smaller/medium sized rubbermaid tote that sits on top of my tack trunk so all I have to do is grab and go.

My only additions to this is poltice and a paint scraper. Sometimes poltice is difficult to gather and smear where you need it so I use a paint scraper, I scoop the poltice and smear it with the scraper on to the soul of the hoof. Then it's ready to wrap!
     
    04-03-2008, 10:32 AM
  #37
Showing
Very, very useful!
     
    04-09-2008, 06:27 AM
  #38
Yearling
I have had butalone (bute) handy for a while as my pony (named amber whom some off you might know about from my previous posts) foundered badly 2 years ago. We kept the container which, in fact, came in very handy THIS year as she has shown signs of foundering again....we give her 1/2 a teaspoon daily mixed in with a small bowl of hard feed

This list is quite a good idea.....i have found that I don't have much of a vet kit handy....

4 polo wraps, a spray bottle of iodine, towels, cotton balls, gel burn dressing (no idea why its there but it is), butalone, a spare hoof pick and some assorted things from when another horse I used to own, a thoroughbred named sara, ripped half her hoof off.

But that's it...i might start collecting some of the things on this list...they'll come in handy!

I also have the vet on speed dial and the farrier too..i never know when I might need them!

***another for the list***

Snap cool ice packs....availiable from tack shops (like horseland...australian only)

^ ^ ^ instacool is one of the brands

They are great because they don't require freezing....all you have to do is snap them and you get instant cold....only thing tho...its only for one use so they need to be replaced when they are used

Not sure if this is on the list....prob is but here it is anyways....

Towels
     
    04-09-2008, 09:43 AM
  #39
Yearling
Hydrogen peroxide should not be on the list. It is harmful to tissues and really doesn't do much in the way of killing bacfteria in a wound.

"Hydrogen peroxide is not recommended for cleaning wounds. For some reason (probably it's foaming action), hydrogen peroxide has an undeserved reputation as being a good agent for cleaning wounds. Hydrogen peroxide is very toxic to tissues and is not very effective against most bacteria. There are many other, far superior, products on the market."--American College of Veterinary Surgeon's General Wound Care for Horse Onwers website
http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/Hea...undManagement/
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    04-09-2008, 12:53 PM
  #40
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryle
Hydrogen peroxide should not be on the list. It is harmful to tissues and really doesn't do much in the way of killing bacfteria in a wound.

"Hydrogen peroxide is not recommended for cleaning wounds. For some reason (probably it's foaming action), hydrogen peroxide has an undeserved reputation as being a good agent for cleaning wounds. Hydrogen peroxide is very toxic to tissues and is not very effective against most bacteria. There are many other, far superior, products on the market."--American College of Veterinary Surgeon's General Wound Care for Horse Onwers website
http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/Hea...undManagement/
Would that also be true for humans?
     

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