Some people prefer to buy first aid kits that are pre-packaged. Other people, like myself, want to put some not so conventional, but practical things. Here's what I have in mine!
- Standing bandages / Standing Wraps
- Sheet Cotton
- Vet Wrap
- Anti-bacterial ointment
- Fly Repellent Ointment
- Epsom Salt Gel
- Epsom Salt
- Flat rubber pan (for soaking feet)
- Hoof Pick
- Bandage scissors
- Thermometer (I prefer digital!)
- Baby Diapers (hoof wrapping)
- Duct Tape (hoof wrapping and a million other things!)
- Betadine Solution
- Irrigation Syringes
- Latex Gloves
- Suture Scissors
- Paper Towels
- Multi-Purpose tool (like a leatherman)
- Medication syringes
- Shoe Puller
- Vet's Number
- Equine Emergency Hospital Number
If you own a horse, I would recommend that you put together a first aid it kit. That way, you will never have to worry about relying on anyone else in the event of an emergency.
It will be well worth the trouble of shopping for all the stuff and putting it together the first time you need it. All of us horse owners know that horses are accident prone, so better to be safe than sorry in my opinion.
The only other first aid kit hint that I have is to try and replace the things you use as soon as possible. That way it doesn't get forgotten, and your kit will be fully stocked for next time!
If you are a barn owner, having a centrally located horse first aid kit is also a good idea. Again, just making sure things that are used get replaced is important! That way you don't have to worry about someone needing something and not having it.
Having a first aid kit for people is also a must in any barn as well. Keep an eye out for a people first aid kit blog post very soon!
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