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post #271 of 278 Old 06-04-2016, 09:33 PM
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I don't want this thread to get lost. It's too good. And, really, I wasn't kidding, do horses have allergies?
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post #272 of 278 Old 06-04-2016, 09:46 PM
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^Yes, horses can have allergies.
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post #273 of 278 Old 01-27-2017, 06:17 AM
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What is wonder dust? I've not heard of it before
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post #274 of 278 Old 01-27-2017, 12:35 PM
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In the old days we called Wonder Dust, Caustic Powder. I have used it on proud flesh and it worked well to get rid of it.
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What is wonder dust? I've not heard of it before
Wonder Dust.
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post #276 of 278 Old 08-16-2019, 10:53 AM
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Duct tape!

Last year my vet gave a great tip for securing a diaper around the hoof: with heavy duty duct tape, lay it on the ground - sticky side up until you create a sort of web, laying one piece over the other, until there are no gaps and you have a sort of circle made. Place the diaper over any medications on the hoof and secure, then cover the diaper with the duct tape, placing the center of the circle on the bottom of the hoof. You can then secure the top/end pieces of duct tape with another long piece of duct tape around the hoof's circumference (be sure not to secure too tightly for circulation purposes). This will hold up better than vet wrap to your horses' wear and tear. With my own experience, this worked wonders for securing that diaper! Hope my description makes sense - I don't have a picture anymore to share!
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post #277 of 278 Old 08-19-2019, 06:02 PM
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My kit is more a first aid kit than a true medicine kit, but it occupies a reasonably large tote in my trailer:

Trauma pads
Gauze wrap
Vet wrap
Kitchen Scissors
Diapers in various sizes my grandbaby has outgrown
Duct tape
Saline wound wash
Maxi pads
Baking powder
Wound Kote (The blue spray)

I also have my own first aid kit in the trailer. It occupies it's own smaller tote.

Trauma pads
Gauze wrap
Ice packs
Hot packs
Icy Hot
Band aids
Nail clippers
Clean scissors
Alka Seltzer Cold and Flu tabs
Alcohol wipes

Most of the human stuff, the trauma kits, maxi pads, gauze wrap, all came from a salvage freight place north of town. They bought out a damaged Walgreens. I loaded up.

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post #278 of 278 Old 08-26-2019, 04:44 AM
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Hi! I love this topic! In Finland we have quite poor first aid for horses'. That's why I designed own first aid kit for them. There is not as much things that you listed, but it get's you started!
My first aid kit contains:
-Water-resistant, zippered first aid kit
-A small instruction booklet. Sis. Basic vital functions of the horse and the body, instructions for wound care, signs when to call a -veterinarian as well as contact information.
-Digital Thermometer
-Antiseptic Wound Spray
-100pcs Lint-free, soft wound folds
-2pcs wrap tape
-2pcs Cold Packs
-4pcs Latex Gloves

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