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Ask the Vet, Sallie S. Hyman VMD, DACVIM: Equine First Aid. What do I Need?


Emergencies happen. Being prepared can help you get through them with less stress. Having an emergency kit in your barn and trailer is a good place to start. The kit should contain all of the basic items to get you through the most common emergencies until your veterinarian arrives, if he/she is needed.

Keep your vet’s phone number on a laminated card in you emergency kit so that it is handy. Also keep some human emergency supplies on hand in case you don’t keep a separate human first aid kit. Your kit can be kept in a clean plastic storage box. If you don’t have a lot of room, you can even use a clean water/food bucket. Just use plastic wrap and duct tape to seal the top.

Emergency Kit Supplies:
General:
Hoof:
Wound:

Ask your veterinarian if she would like you to keep the following supplies. These must be obtained through your veterinarian.
  • Silver Sulfadiazene ointment
  • Banamine®
  • Equioxx®
  • Phenylbutazone
  • ophthalmic ointment
Registered 2011 Equestrian Collections; Author:  Sallie S. Hyman,  VMD, DACVIM, CVA

Information in this article is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for evaluation by an equine professional.  In particular, all horse owners should seek advice  and treatment from a licensed veterinarian for their horses' medical care.  


 
 

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