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First Aid Kits

By acknowledging that accidents can happen we can prepare ourselves for how to handle them. But what are the must have items that you should make sure to have on hand for those just in case situations?

After listening to a veterinarian speak on the importance of being able to provide basic 1st Aid to our animals I was moved to re-evaluate the contents of my first aid kit and prompted the creation of a separate first aid kit for trail emergencies. Now I have two first aid kits; one for my trailer which contains a wide assortment of items and a smaller version which lives in my saddle bags. Between the two packs I can provide care for my animals until I get to the vet.

Feel free to use these kits to give you ideas of items to include in your own; after you discuss your particular situation with your own veterinarian.

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Trailer and Barn Kit

Knowledge

  • Card listing normal vitals and veterinarian’s phone number and contact information
  • Equine First Aid Guide Book
  • Human First Aid Guide Book

Bandage Materials

  • Vet Wrap
  • Elasticon
  • Disposable Diapers
  • Duct Tape
  • Alu-Spray – Aerosol Bandage
  • Trauma Gauze

Ointments

  • Biozide Gel
  • Corona Ointment
  • Chlorhexidine 1% Ointment
  • Veterinary cream
  • Desitin – zinc oxide paste

Epsom Salt

Betadine solution

Baby Wipes

Hoof Pick

Safety Scissors

Flashlight

Notebook and pen

Paper Towels

Prescription Drugs (Only use these under the direction of your vet)

  • Phenylbutazone (bute) paste
  • Banamine Paste

Garden Hose section

Repurposed kitty little container with tight fitting lid – doubles as a bucket

 

Trail First Aid Kit

Human First Aid Kit with Equine Additions

Knowledge

  • Card listing normal vitals and veterinarian’s phone number and contact information
  • Human First Aid Guide Book

Prescription Drugs (Only use these under the direction of your vet)

  • Banamine Paste

Garden Hose section

Assorted Bandages

Trauma Gauze

Tweezers

Assorted OTC Pain Relievers

Moleskin

Safety Pins