What are your "go-to" first aid supplies?

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    01-18-2011, 10:44 PM
What are your "go-to" first aid supplies?

One of my mares got a good size cut on her face. I used a few different products on it that I will have to go get to see the exact names of. But it made me wonder, what are your favorite products for simple cuts (don't require stitches)?
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    01-19-2011, 01:09 AM
Triple antibiotic ointment is my absolute favorite. Good for people, horses, dogs, cats, chickens, etc.

My vet is a big believer in scarlet oil. Any type of an infection that leaves a deep pocket (like when my colt's castration site was infected) he has me swab it out with scarlet oil.

I also like iodine as a disinfecting agent for wounds. I will usually clean a wound with iodine and then put triple antibiotic on it after it's been cleaned.
    01-19-2011, 11:58 AM
We keep big spray bottles of peroxide, tubes of triple antibiotic ointment, and a silver spray that I don't remember the name of.
    01-19-2011, 05:11 PM
My go to's are:

1.Betadine mixed with water to wash out
2.Saline solution to rise
3.Vetericyn - amaaaaazing stuff!

Underwoods is also amazing stuff

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