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        12-09-2011, 11:08 AM
    Stocking up on health products for my tack

    I am buying a horse and I wanted to stock up on some items just to have on hand if I ever need anything. I was looking at just wound care, eye cleaner, hoof care etc. I was just wondering what are you staples for your horses health products? Any suggestions?
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        12-09-2011, 11:12 AM
    I would only stock up on the most basic things. Health care type stuff tends to have a shelf life and no reason to buy all kinds of stuff and have it go bad on you.

    I would make sure you have some gauze squares for dressing and cleaning, triple antibiotic ointment (you can use Neosporin or such so if you have that available in the house no reason to buy a tube just for your horse), and a roll or two of vet wrap.

    For eye cleaner I keep a bottle of plain saline solution around. The stuff you buy in the contact care aisle at the store. This can work for cleaning out wounds too.
        12-09-2011, 11:15 AM
    Green Broke
    Thermometer & stethescope.
    I could suggest a few drugs but you & your vet should discuss those.
    Congratulations on your new horse.
        12-09-2011, 11:19 AM
    Originally Posted by natisha    
    Thermometer & stethescope.
    Oh yes, very good point.

    You will need the know how to use them and something that tells what regular is.
        12-09-2011, 12:15 PM
    Green Broke
    The things I tend to use the most are:

    Triple antibiotic ointment (aka neosporin)
    Vet wrap
    Betadine/iodine product
    Gauze/cotton balls for cleaning wounds
    Thrush product such as generic coppertox
    Scissors (for vet wrap and general use)

    There are all sorts of fancy wound products out there, but generally I haven't met a wound that triple antibiotic couldn't handle well. In general, that is my go-to wound treatment.

    And thermometer/ stethoscope would be great. I still don't own a stethoscope but it would be much better than sticking your ear to the horse's belly like I normally do (when listening for gut sounds).
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        12-09-2011, 04:53 PM
    Green Broke
    Duct tape for reinforcing hoof wraps is a great thing to have, too.
        12-12-2011, 06:59 AM
    Duct tape, gauze/ combine for cleaning or wrapping, couple of Elastoplast type bandages, betadine, some 'pink spray' antiseptic and fly repellent good for minor cuts, syringe, peroxide, scissors, tweezers, antiseptic cream such as savlon.

    Also chalk pens can be handy for drawing around swellings to see if they're increasing
        12-12-2011, 08:04 AM
    Green Broke
    And put string on the end of that themometer ;D

    Congrats on your new horse!

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