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post #81 of 275 Old 08-02-2009, 10:10 AM
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just a tip, as far as the baby daipers, you can always get free samples if you go to their website and ask. For some reason I alway get free sample, so they go in with my vet kit.

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post #82 of 275 Old 08-03-2009, 10:12 PM
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Hi all. Great list :) I almost hesitate to post this but, here goes .... Maxi pads for the first aid kit. Ive been in a situation in the past where a horse was badly injured and bleeding and it was THE ONLY thing on hand at the time. Combined with a wrap, it worked like a charm - I know, it sounds ridiculous but it sure works and is fairly affordable. *running off to hide now* lol
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post #83 of 275 Old 08-15-2009, 12:12 PM
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The only things I have to add is

Peroxide - if you don't use it on wounds, or have decided not to. Keep it because it will kill most blood born illnesses, so you can use it to clean up blood horse/human off of surfaces during clean up. Also you can use it to take blood out of clothes/towels/blankets and such; dip the item in peroxide then use a toothbrush dipped in baking soda to scrub out the stains.

Flour - what a great idea!! but I'd stay away from a self rising flour since it contains yeast, but a regualar flour wouldn't contain the yeast and would be a good idea to use like Liberty Valace explained.

Great list everyone, there are things I'd like to add but I've got to run out and get the names of what I use. I'm horrible and product names. lol
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post #84 of 275 Old 08-23-2009, 07:19 PM
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What is scarlet oil?

I think vital signs are important to know or have handy in your kit: Horse Vital Signs: Temperature, Pulse and Respiration This site tells you the values and how to take them. When you are in an emergency, this is vital (pardon pun) information for your vet. Also, keep a watch with a second hand with you or in your kit. You can also purchase a stethoscope and have your vet show you a think or 2 about listening for bowel sounds. These are great skills to develop if you have horses. Learn how to take vitals, especially the pulse (in several different locations). Oh, and know where to stick the thermometer! In addition, people often do not learn how to properly bandage a horse until they have to. I think if you can learn to wrap polos, then you can get the hang of bandaging. There is nothing like a terrible bandage job that hinders a wound from healing.
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post #85 of 275 Old 09-19-2009, 08:30 AM
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M vet recommended adding Granulex to my first aid kit.
My foal ripped a piece of skin off his leg and the vet has me using triple antibiotic cream for a week then wants me to use the granulex to prevent the proud flesh from forming.
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post #86 of 275 Old 09-19-2009, 05:05 PM
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dw9501, Where did your vet say that you could get Granulex from? My horse is sadly on barbed wire and that stuff sounds like it might be useful.

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post #87 of 275 Old 09-20-2009, 08:34 PM
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We got it from the feed/supply store...for me I got from Tractor Supply but I think most of the ranch/farm supply places might carry it.

I got "Granulex-V", it is an aerosol spray. It is not cheap but I have heard it is a good product.
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post #88 of 275 Old 10-04-2009, 05:01 AM
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rawleighs antisepic salve brill work like vasaline but is not bad for the horse

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post #89 of 275 Old 10-13-2009, 12:31 PM
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For people in the UK: SEUDOCREM (may have spelt it wrong).
Normally used to treat baby nappy rash, but it can also be used on cuts and grazes, as protection while the skin heals. I use it on two of the horses I take care of when they get sweet itch. It keeps the flies and midges off their sensitive skin while it heals (because they rub themselves on anything they can find, and it scratches their hair and mane out). It'll last a few days through wind and rain, unlike most sweet itch lotions. I think the creme also provides a cooling temporary relief. (That doesn't mean they like it when you put it on though.)
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post #90 of 275 Old 10-16-2009, 09:42 AM
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Thanks so much for the informative post. I spent the last two nights getting together a first aid kit for my horse. While some/or all of these items are at the barn (I'm sure) it is a secure feeling knowing that I have these items when I need them for my horse. No hunting for items, they are right where I can get my hands on them. Perfect post!!
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