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I've always been told hydrogen peroxide cleans everything, you are supposed to soak earrings in it it when you get a new piercing.
 

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Nope, it doesn't do much to get rid of bacteria. It's generally alcohol that you are supposed to soak earrings in after piercing because alcohol will disenfect them--but it takes at least 30 minutes.
 

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hydrogen and iodine can be used on wounds

Ryle said:
I would make a few changes to the list:

no hydrogen peroxide, iodine, spray on wound dressings --all of these products are harmful to the tissues and slow healing. Hydrogen peroxide is far from a good antibacterial cleaning agent too. (information presented at the 2006 AAEP convention)


I would also ensure that the vet's phone number is included in the first aid kit so you don't have to go digging for it in an emergency and a copy of a good equine first aid manual.

Here is are a couple of good links on first aid and when to call the vet, but be warned there are some graphic photos:

http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/LargeAnimalEquineTopics/GeneralWoundManagement/

http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/LargeAnimalEquineTopics/EquineFractures/
hydrogen peroixide and iodine are great to use on wounds.
 

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BAG BALM!

there isn't a bag balm on the list.

i think bag balm is the most essential ingredient for a vet kit.

bag balm serves as:
a moisturizer for anything very dry
a lubricant
an anti bacterial wound cleaner
great for rashes stings, bites
soothes things well. [injurys etc]
a sunburn or any other kind of burn
and SO MANY OTHER THINGS!

bag balm is a LIFE SAVER!
 

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I'm also not a fan of petroleum products.

I use Cocoa butter and coconut oil instead of vaseline.

Coconut oil is also antibacterial/antifungal.
 

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Arnica gel isnt on there and neither is purple spray :p
Arnica gel for sprayns n bruising
Purple spray for any wound ( size, shape , form)
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This is an excellent topic. I did this topic on another forum I was on several months ago because I was putting together a human/equine one for my barn. I had the basis but I wanted others opinions & input! Thankfully I haven't had to use it yet, but I am a step ahead *for once in my life* (ha ha) and have most of these products.

I see a lot of people against peroxide. I don't use it either but mainly b/c I don't like it & think that there are far better products out there.

**Ryle** thanks for those websites. I printed them out & saved the site to my favorite to read at my leisure. You were always a big help on the other forum. Great to see you putting your 2 cents on this one too! :wink:

I'm a big towel fan ~ I use towels often for various aspects of my equine life! Then all you have to do is take them home & wash them. Less waste too!
 

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swat is a great ointment used to keep flies off of wounds. it doesnt sting and it stays in place. it works very well. i use it over my wound treatments.
 

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Great thread. I would also like to add bleach. It will instantly kill thrush. It isn't as hard on the hooves as you would think. Just keep it on the sole. Father was a certified ferrier.

Randi
 
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