Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Barn First Aid Kit

Here is what I have on the list for my first aid kit at the barn:
  1. How-to book for quick reference in an emergency
  2. Emergency phone numbers be sure to include the vet, the farrier, the dentist, etc.
  3. Thermometer for monitoring fever
  4. Stethoscope to take heart rate/respiration
  5. Sharp scissors for cutting
  6. Wire cutters in case a horse is caught in a fence
  7. Latex gloves for keeping your hands clean and preventing wound contamination.
  8. Gauze for wound dressing
  9. Sterile bandages (Telfa) to stop bleeding.
  10. Leg bandages (VetWrap) to keep a dressing in place.
  11. Adhesive tape for keeping bandages and pads in place.
  12. Antibacterial soap for cleaning minor wounds
  13. Antiseptic cream to keep skin moist and clean
  14. Disinfectant (Peroxide) to wash out skin infections, etc.
  15. Triple antibiotic cream (Neosporin) for minor cuts
  16. Epsom salts to wash out infections
  17. Witch Hazel for itchy skin
  18. Bute for pain relief (purchased from vet)
  19. Clean bucket for water, etc
  20. Clean sponges (various sizes) for bathing, cleaning wounds, etc.
  21. Clean rags/towels for wiping wounds
  22. Hoof pick to clean out hooves
  23. Disposable syringes/needles for administration of medication
  24. Baby oil to help prevent sweet itch (mane/tail)
  25. Baby Wipes to wipe nose (boogers)
  26. Nappy Rash Cream for rubs and rashes
  27. Human sunscreen for people in the summer
  28. Equine sunscreen for horses in the summer
  29. Animal scents ointment for minor skin irritations, cuts, and abrasions
  30. Di-Gize oil for the digestive system
  31. Thieves oil for the immune system
  32. PanAway oil soothes skin and comforts muscles after exercise
  33. Lavender oil assists the body when adapting to stress or imbalances
  34. Photonic red light for pain relief
  35. Photonic Therapy Horse/Human Package for increased awareness of equine physical issues
  36. Tweezers for removing splinters, etc.
  37. Ice packs to reduce swelling
  38. Rubbing alcohol for disinfecting scissors, thermometers, etc.
  39. Leg cottons & polos to protect a wound
  40. Tea-tree oil to dissolve puss in a wound
  41. Blood-stop to stop bleeding.
  42. Bandage scissors for cutting bandages
  43. Flashlight w/batteries for closely examining a wound
  44. Vaseline for preventing scalding below a discharging wound.
  45. Pepto-bismol for upset stomach (sloppy poop)
  46. Duct tape – it fixes everything
  47. Electrolytes (powder/paste) to help keep your horse hydrated
  48. Cough medicine to relieve a cough
  49. Eye drops to relieve eye infections
  50. Clean Fly Mask to protect an injured eye.
  51. Honey for wound dressing
  52. Twitch for emergency restraint
  53. Tongue depressors to look in mouth
  54. Hand sanitizer to keep your hands clean
  55. Saline solution for cleaning wounds
  56. Aspirin for mild colic
  57. Fly spray to keep the flies away from wounds
  58. Zip Lock bags for keeping the first aid kit organized
  59. Safety pins to secure bandages, etc
  60. Q-tips for swabbing
  61. Cotton Balls for absorbing liquids
  62. Halter/Lead Rope for emergencies
  63. Twine just in case
  64. Banamine for colic treatment
  65. Mineral oil in case of colic
  66. Turkey Baster to rinse with mouthwash or to give mineral oil
  67. Mouthwash to rinse out horse's mouth (or your own.)
  68. Stopwatch for measuring pulse and respiration rates
  69. Medicated Shampoo for killing bacteria and fungi on your horse's skin and coat
  70. Disposable Diapers/Wrapped Sanitary Napkins for stopping bleeding.
  71. Cotton Diapers can be used as bandages.
  72. Pencil/Paper for taking notes
  73. Large bottle of sterile water – you never know when you'll need water.
  74. Salt Packets to make a saline solution.
  75. Petroleum Jelly to lubricate thermometer
Feel free to tell me if I missed anything. I will then update my list.

-A

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