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Thursday, 28 May 2015

My basic First Aid Kit For My Horses!


So today I am going to share my basic first aid kit that I keep handy for my horses!  This is for if you don't think the injury is too serious and can deal with it yourself!  If you can't decide whether to call the vet or not just phone!  It is better to be safe than sorry!  It is super important to keep these things because horses will hurt themselves at some point!  So let's get into it!




Abscess


  • Poultice (a pad that you heat and apply to the bottom of the hoof)
  • Nappies (I put these over the poultice!)
  • Self-sticking bandages (Vet wrap, for example,  to keep the poultice on!) 
  • Duct tape (I usually duct tape the vet wrap to the hoof because they can come off easily) 
  • Scissors 

Cuts



  • Anti-septic Scrub 
  • Purple spray (anti-septic spray) 
  • Gamgee bandages  
  • Vet wrap (to hold the gamgee) 
  • Fly Gel (I use this on and around the bandages) 
  • Gloves 


Others

  • Sea Salt (good for mixing with warm water if you don't have an antiseptic scrub)
  • Thermometer 
  • Towels 
  • A stable fleece(If horses are given a drug to help with their injury it can sometimes cause them to not be able to control their temperature!)
  • Stable bandages and pads (If a horse has to stay inside standing around can cause legs to fill so this will stop it from happening) 
  • Clean bucket 
  • Extra head collar


And that is it!  There are definitely other things to have ready but I think these are the basics!  If you can think of something I have forgotten please comment it below! :)

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