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    04-09-2008, 01:58 PM
Originally Posted by appylover31803
Would that also be true for humans?
Good question... I use it all the time to clean my wounds.
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    04-09-2008, 02:18 PM
Originally Posted by tim
Originally Posted by appylover31803
Would that also be true for humans?
Good question... I use it all the time to clean my wounds.
yeahh me too! That's what I always go for when I get a cut
    04-09-2008, 08:56 PM
Yep, it's also true for humans.
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    04-09-2008, 08:59 PM
I've always been told hydrogen peroxide cleans everything, you are supposed to soak earrings in it it when you get a new piercing.
    04-09-2008, 09:08 PM
Nope, it doesn't do much to get rid of bacteria. It's generally alcohol that you are supposed to soak earrings in after piercing because alcohol will disenfect them--but it takes at least 30 minutes.
    04-10-2008, 11:27 AM
Originally Posted by Ryle
Yep, it's also true for humans.
looks like i'll have to find some other product to clean my cuts out.
Thanks for the info Ryle :)
    04-24-2008, 04:39 PM
hydrogen and iodine can be used on wounds

Originally Posted by Ryle
I would make a few changes to the list:

No hydrogen peroxide, iodine, spray on wound dressings --all of these products are harmful to the tissues and slow healing. Hydrogen peroxide is far from a good antibacterial cleaning agent too. (information presented at the 2006 AAEP convention)

I would also ensure that the vet's phone number is included in the first aid kit so you don't have to go digging for it in an emergency and a copy of a good equine first aid manual.

Here is are a couple of good links on first aid and when to call the vet, but be warned there are some graphic photos:
hydrogen peroixide and iodine are great to use on wounds.
    04-30-2008, 09:51 PM

There isn't a bag balm on the list.

I think bag balm is the most essential ingredient for a vet kit.

Bag balm serves as:
A moisturizer for anything very dry
A lubricant
An anti bacterial wound cleaner
Great for rashes stings, bites
Soothes things well. [injurys etc]
A sunburn or any other kind of burn

Bag balm is a LIFE SAVER!
    05-25-2008, 09:24 PM
One I didn't see is honey. (for wound dressing, not eating)

And Epsom salts for soaking.

Perhaps I missed them.
    05-25-2008, 09:40 PM
I'm also not a fan of petroleum products.

I use Cocoa butter and coconut oil instead of vaseline.

Coconut oil is also antibacterial/antifungal.

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