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post #1 of 21 Old 08-14-2009, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow the makings of a simple vet kit

I know there are a million threads like this so sorry for posting the 1,000,001 thread. anyways, what are the makings for a SIMPLE vet kit? I board my horse at a lovely barn so they have all supplies needed but I would like to have some of the basic stuff. Im thinking something along the lines of antiseptic ointment, vet wrap, gauze, etc. just the simple stuff. Some pictures, recommendations, descriptions, stuff like that would be great. So keep it simple! Thanks in adv! =]

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post #2 of 21 Old 08-14-2009, 01:56 PM
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Well I keep about EVERYTHING in my tack room, but for my trailer I keep-

Fruison(the bright neon yellow stuff)
DMSO
Vet Wrap
Wrapping Cotten
Laytex Gloves
Tounge Depressers
Duck Tape (When is there a wrong time to use duck tape?)
Dipers are always good to keep on hand.
Saftey Sissors if you can get them (I need to put a pair in the trailer)
Thrush-XX
Linament
Vetrolin Shampoo
Sponge
Bucket

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post #3 of 21 Old 08-14-2009, 02:08 PM
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Having a small set of scissors (they make a nice folding type for exactly this purpose) to cut the vet wrap and gauze will help a lot. An alternative, or good addition, would be a small pocket knife which could also be handy for cutting anything else that might be involved in whatever the emergency is.
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post #4 of 21 Old 08-14-2009, 02:11 PM
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^See I used a pocket knife to cut a wrap, and the horse moved and I accedentalycut the horse's leg, so Saftey sissors all the way now!

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post #5 of 21 Old 08-14-2009, 02:33 PM
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might sound silly but can someone tell me what DMSO is? And the use for it? Sorry to get off topic
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post #6 of 21 Old 08-14-2009, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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I think DMSO reduces swelling...me and my sister figured that for a simple vet kit to keep in my box I should have vet wrap, gloves, gauze, iodine, some kind of ointment, scissors, and I have a ton of other stuff laying around like medicine boots, DMSO, etc. the owner of the barn carries everything we need but I just feel better having the dirt basics. If you have more suggestions though feel free to share! Thanks! =]
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post #7 of 21 Old 08-14-2009, 03:14 PM
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DMSO maybe to reduce inflamation? We use it when we are wrapping hooves with abcesses and bruises and such

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post #8 of 21 Old 08-14-2009, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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oh...i guess im wrong lol! I asked my sister and that's what she has used it for - said it helped. Sry about that, we used it when my horse had a sore back and it helped then too...idk maybe it has many uses? Who knows! I also had another question - anyone know of a handy little vet book to keep in the vet kit. Something simple enough that in an emergency you're not flipping thru pages and pages and pages of info that takes forever to even find what you're looking for, and then once you find it you have to read thru a ton of stuff that isnt even helpful in an emergency? I guess what im asking for is a short little book that has quick solutions. Thanks!
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post #9 of 21 Old 08-14-2009, 03:58 PM
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my very simple vet kit has:
A bucket
A bunch of sponges
Paper towels
Thermometer
Bedadine scrub
Anti biotic ointment
Swat
Furazone
Clippers
Scissors
Vet wrap
Duct tape

I think that is it. I've only had to use it once *knocks on wood*
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post #10 of 21 Old 08-14-2009, 04:03 PM
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DMSO maybe to reduce inflamation? We use it when we are wrapping hooves with abcesses and bruises and such
Ok thanks! I have seen it before in stores but it never really told you what it was intended for so I wasnt sure!
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