Find What You Need For Your Equine First Aid Kit At Burns Feed Store

Find What You Need For your Equine First Aid Kit At Burns Feed Store

Injury can happen when you least expect it. When it happens away from the barn, it can add more stress when you’re not prepared. Here is a list of items handy to have in your horse trailer when traveling away from the barn.

First Aid Checklist

  • Bandage Material – Gauze pads, Vetrap, Elasticon Tape, Waterproof Tape, Duct Tape
  • Ointments – Nitrofurazone, Corona, SSD Cream (Silver Sulfadiazine Cream)Rx
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Polos Wraps
  • Epsom Salt Poultice
  • Thermometer
  • Needles of different sizes – 18g, 20g
  • Syringes of different sizes – 60cc, 10cc, 3cc
  • Alcohol Prep Pads
  • Blood Stop – helps stop bleeding
  • Bandage Scissors
  • Suture Material – 4-0, 3-0
  • Suture Scissors
  • Staple Remover
  • Wire Cutters
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • LRS / Sterile Saline
  • Chlorhexidine Solution or Scrub
  • Providone 10%
  • NuStock
  • NFZ Puffer
  • Blood Stop Powder
  • Cotton Roll
  • AspirEze Gel or ApirEze Granules
  • Electro-Boost Gel
  • Horse Shaver
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Vetericyn Wound & Skin Gel
  • Vetericyn Eye Wash
  • Vetericyn Ophthalmic Gel
  • Activated Clay Gel
  • Hoof Pick
  • Farriers Rasp and Nippers
  • Clean Buckets for First Aid Use Only
  • Bute, or phenylbutazone, a mild non-steroidal pain medication that comes in pill, powder, or paste form. (Only administer medications in concultation with your veterinarian.)
  • Also don’t forget to have a number for your regular vet and emergency vet visible.

One for the barn, Two for the road.

A barn’s first-aid kit, with all the essentials in one place, is a great idea for any horse owner. Stored in a conspicuous spot, it’s at your fingertips the moment you discover the latest equine injury. You can buy a prepackaged first-aid kit designed for horses, or you can assemble one yourself for relatively little money and a lot of peace of mind. Store your kit in an airtight, waterproof container to keep the materials sterile and ready to use—a large fishing tackle box or sewing box, with lots of little compartments, are options, or you could use a tight-sealing plastic kitchen container (the transparent kind will let you see at a glance whether it contains what you need). Get some bright red tape and mark the lid with a cross that will let even a stranger in your barn know its contents.