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    04-29-2009, 04:46 PM
You NEVER EVER pull a nail out of a horses hoof EVER.......
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    05-12-2009, 12:17 AM
Some things I've thought of that I can't live without
As well as alot of other stuff people have thought of

Sea Minerals*
Copper Sulfate*
Purple spray

Sea Minerals is a great oil based thick cream stuff I use on everything after I've disinfected the area great for promoting healing and with minimal scarring but sometimes hard to apply cause its oil based I try dry the area as much as possible

Copper Sulfate great for making a paste like as above mentioned baking soda with for burning proud flesh but be careful it acts fast wen my horse put a 3.5 inch hole in his chest from going through a fence(the vet could fit her whole blunt nose scissors in there) he got proud flesh on his chest I no weird hey but we used a mixture of sea minerals and Copper sulfate to make a paste that would actualy stick it was so hard trying to keep it clean as its not like you can bandage it was an experience that's for sure

And Pintarsol an insect bite irritation rash and repelant stuff you can buy it from chemists over here has pine tar in it lol hence the name I find it works well on the rashs my horses get from the mossies over here and it keeps them away bonus

Great post to helpful for us people who like me have accident prone horses for finding out morestuff we could do with like others I have a whole shelf full of stuff and a bucket full of essentials for emergencys and days out grab n go really handy
    05-27-2009, 11:36 AM
Thanks so much for posting! I'm glad you did, because I'm buying my first horse and there were definitely a lot of things on there I had never thought of. Like baby diapers, which actually seem really useful, and I've got plenty of those, thanks to my little sisters. :P
I made a little list of my own, and one thing it had that yours did not was Vaseline. Thanks again!
    05-29-2009, 12:09 AM
Good for sunburn, too. I use Desitin, though
Originally Posted by crackrider    
Nappy rash cream(the kind you use on babies) is cheap, easy to get hold of and is really good for girth gall, greasy heal and other rubs and rashes. :)
    06-03-2009, 09:31 PM
Here's an easy trick that can possibly save your horse's life as well.

We have lots of snakes in our part of the country. Horses tend to get bitten on the face (as they are grazing, or just curious)

Horses can only breath through their noses, so if your horse gets snakebit, and his face swells (and trust me it can swell quickly) and his nostrils swell, he may not be able to breath and could die.

We keep two sections (about 5 inches long) of old hose (cut an old water hose) in the first aid kit. If your horse's face/nostrils are swelling... insert the hose into his nose and tape it there, the swelling will also eventually hold it there. The hose will keep his airway OPEN so he can breath.

This saved the life of one of our boarder's horses that was bit by a rattler.

It's a freebie. Doesn't cost you anything to cut up an old water hose.
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    06-06-2009, 12:50 PM
Thanks for the list, Skippy;great job! How about hemeroid cream and diaper rash cream(make a combo) to prevent itching or another combo would be derfen with vaseline? These 2 combos work really well against bugs.
    07-03-2009, 07:30 PM
We also have sterile lactated ringers, stethascope, gloves. Trach (tubes for airway emergencies) and Bute for pain and swelling. In our barn we have two emergency kits. One for minor cuts and one for life threatening emergencies. We also have needles and syringes. We have two or 3 Hypp horses in our barn so we also have diuretics for them. I think that is it.
    07-07-2009, 02:12 AM
Thank you for posting this : ) I'm actually going to be buying my first horse, the one I ride now, and this answers my vet kit question.
    08-01-2009, 04:03 PM
There are so many posts I didn't get to read them all, so I don't know if anyone thought of this, but I a few years ago my dog nicked her elbow open and no matter what I did or what I put on it I could not get that thing to stop bleeding! So I called a friend of mine who's an emergency vet and she gave me the miracle cure:

Baking flour

Baking flour is a fantastic blood stopper that works better than any styptic powder or spray. A lot of blood-stopping powders and sprays are granular, and so the grains don't stick together. But the flour acts like a plaster cast. It sounds gross, but you can just grab a handful and just throw it on the wound, mix it with the blood, and it'll stay there for a while. If the animal licks it, it's non toxic. It's also non-toxic if it gets inside the wound and it doesn't burn. You can even use it to pack a wound.

The only problem is that you 1.) should never bandage it because it IS a food item and can rot if you cover it up and it gets all mushy. 2.) It's not recommended for extremely deep or extremely large lacerations (like the kind that need serious medical attention) or artery punctures. But it makes a great temporary bandage for those places that you can't wrap and makes a great covering for until the vet can get to you.
    08-01-2009, 04:29 PM
Lemme see what else I've got -

Corn oil and a turkey baster. I've shot a half a baster full of corn oil down my horse's throat during the early stages of colic. In both instances when I've done this it's turned out to be just food impaction or gas colic, but he was better within the hour after that.

Overnight sized maxi pads. Best bandage I've ever used! }:}~ Duct tape and coffee filters work well, too!

Hemorrhoid cream. It's great for relieving itchy dry skin around a wound that's healing. It relieves puffiness and swelling of surface wound tissue and shrinks it so it's not so painful. It also helps reduce the possibility of proud flesh.

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