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post #11 of 15 Old 07-29-2011, 11:32 PM
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A few things not on the list that I will not be without are DMSO, Dexamethasone, a tranquilizer like Dermosadan (or ACE at the least), Banamine and Underwood's Horse Medicine. Obviously, since most of these are prescription drugs, you have to have a good relationship with your Veterinarian and he has to know that you know what you are doing. But, trainers, boarding stables, big breeding operations and other equine professionals need to have them on hand. They can be life-savers when a Vet tells you over the phone to medicate the horse with one of them ASAP, long before he can get there. This becomes even more important when you live in a remote area and are a long way from the nearest Vet.
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post #12 of 15 Old 07-30-2011, 01:57 AM
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I guess I've been pretty lucky, in the fact that I've only needed a handful of the things on the list, and when I have, I've either had them in the house, or in the "cow box". We used to show cows for years, so it was stocked. But looking at the list, and doing a mental rundown of my barn, I really need to restock!

I use "Horseman's Dream" quite a bit, not only for the horses, but also on us humans, and the dogs...and even the cows! It's a veterinary cream with aloe vera, vitamins A, E, D & wheat germ oil in it. You can get it at any feed store, it comes in a blue & white jar. It can be used for cuts, scrapes, burns, chaffes...it's great!

As far as the banamine, I've used it a few years ago when my mare was savagly attacked & her leg was sliced open. It cut her pain down & she was able to stand for the daily shots & re-dressing of the leg. I really needed either that or bute yesterday when my oldest started his battle with (hopefully just) colic. When the vet was out today, we bought 2 tubes of bute from her. I don't know what prices are like where you are, but it was only $15 a tube here, and, in my opinion WELL worth it!!

I'm not a vet, but another "old cowboy" trick when you are caught short, too, is to have a bottle of Jack Daniels in the barn. When they start to colic, you can give them some of that - it is a relaxant, and will help them calm down. (When I told my vet about it, she was ok with it, didn't yell at me or tell me never to do that again, so please don't yell at me!!) This was originally told to me by an old cowboy who has been working with horses for over 50 years who learned from his father, and repeated by another working cowboy, too. It's not something to do all the time, but, in a pinch, it's better than letting the horse suffer, and it does work. Back in May, when my boy colicked, this is what we did, and it worked.

Another thing to have on hand is childrens Mylanta. This is from a vet-tech friend of mine, who is a horsey-girl, too. When they are beginning to colic, give them 2 ounces. This will help with the poop. (again, we told the vet today & she was fine with it)

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post #13 of 15 Old 07-30-2011, 03:33 AM
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I only worry about a few things really. I always have a spray on type neosporin, a thrush buster of some sort, a hoof moisturizer, and gauze/wrap for the horse. Most medical supplies I try to keep on handy are things I know are safe for the horse and myself. (Mainly to reduce bringing two kits on trail rides.)
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post #14 of 15 Old 07-30-2011, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Jeez call me a worry wort i just always think that the worst is going to happen every single day and i wont have the equiptment but thanks for all the help you guys gave me lots of relief. Banamine seems really usefull when you come looking in my vet kit you'll definately find that in there! I never new there was a medication for pulling a horse out of colic, thats amazing!

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post #15 of 15 Old 07-30-2011, 03:25 PM
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Here ya go! I added my descriptions in red

Originally Posted by horsesRamazing View Post
I have a list of health products that i need to buy but i need the impossible what every item does and why i need it. So what i thought would be incredably amazing is if i post a list of what i need to buy and you guys would leave descriptions of the products on the list. If this happens i will be extremely happy and learn a lot!

Added my descriptions in red!

Here's the list!

Thermometer - For temperatures. Make sure to get one with a string that is designed for livestock
Vet Wrap - Comes in handy for lots of stuff, including your own injuries! LOL
Gauze rolls Good for keeping bandages from sticking to wounds
Non-stick gauze pads ^^
Rubber Gloves - To keep germs from your hands from getting into wounds...or to keep your hands from touching some gross stuff!
Betadine Scrub (Iodine, for washing)
Betadine Solution (Iodine, for soaking)
Triple Antibiotic (Neosporin) For everyday little nicks and boo-boos
Alcohol - Good for cleaning tools
Hydrogen Peroxide Would nix this simply because you have better things to clean wounds with on the list
SWAT Great for keeping flies out of boo boos
Bute (Must be purchased from Vet) Tylenol for horses
Desatin Great for lots of stuff from Scratches to sunscreen
Diapers Great for dressing hoof wounds
Aspirin Id rather have Bute
Powder Electrolytes Good to have on hand in case of fever or sickness
Mortar and Pestle/Pill Crusher Nice to have but the bottom of the bottle and a hard surface do the same job
Cotton Swabs Cleaning wounds
Bandage Scissors Cutting tapes and bandages...cleaning hair from a wound
Scissors ^^
Stiff Plastic Grooming Brush (all plastic) Getting mud and yuckies from a wound
Small Rubber Soaking Bucket Soaking hooves
Epsom Salts Good for soaking abscesses
Wonder Dust I like it for drying up wounds that are just icky
Terramyacine ?
Pillow Wraps Only ever needed them for shipping
Normal Wraps
Thin Polo Wraps
Duct Tape (Comes in handier than ya think!) Wrapping bandages on a horse that is a gnawer
Bot Knife Cleaning bots
Clean Stainless Steel Hoof pick Should be in your grooming box anyways, I prefer one with a brush
Ichthamol For drawing abscesses
Fura Septin Everyday booboos
A jug of purified or distilled water Cleaning wounds
Spray bottle of purified or distilled water
Mineral Oil Some people use this for helping with colic. I'd rather have my vet administer
Anti-bacterial Soap Cleaning hands and wounds
Vaseline Keeping flies from a wound, dry skin
Sore Muscles

This list i found on Horse Forum and was made by Sticky Skippy Thank you!!!!!
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