Originally Posted by existentialpony
Always have a first aid kit for your horse (or one in the barn). I like to make sure that I always have a personal supply of cutheal gel and vetwrap on hand. You never know when you'll end up needing it!
This is what I keep in my First Aid Kit:
Hydrogen Peroxide (I use a 50:50 mix with water)
-First thing I do is flush the wound with this mixture to see what
you've gotten into
Bottle of Sterile water
Large syringe to use for flushing out the wound
Large Gauze or cotton roll
A pair of those sissors w/ the blunt ends
Alcohol pads (the little squares like at the Dr.'s office)
*or a bottle of it w/ the gauze/cotton roll
Triple antibiotic oitment
*What I really like is the melaleuca brand pure aloe oil-amazing stuff
Vet wrap (can never have enough of that stuff)
A couple extra needles and syringes
I keep this all in a tool box (or tackle box) from Fleet Farm or where ever.
Plus, all this (except the needles) can be used on people as well!!
Would also be a good idea to keep a bottle of Penicilin in the fridge
***unless you do not know how to give a shot to the horse do not give any shots until you have been taught how***