Horse Health & Care

Equine First Aid Kit Checklist

First Aid Kit For Your Horse

Anyone who owns a horse should own a well-stocked First Aid Kit. Start by buying a plastic bucket that has a lid and place all of the first aid supplies in the tightly sealed container. The following are first-aid supplies that are essential to a well-stocked First Aid Kit. These supplies should be kept in all First Aid Kits.

Equine First Aid Kit Checklist
Equine First Aid Kit Checklist

Iodine Solution Diluted

An Iodine Solution that is properly diluted is Betadine. Any fresh wounds should be flushed out with this solution.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Only use Hydrogen Peroxide to flush deep wounds or punctures.

Neosporin and Nolvasan

These are topical antiseptic ointments that fight bacteria and promote healing. These should be used twice daily after a veterinarian has seen the wound.

Sterile Gauze Sponges

Use these when cleaning the wounded area with an Diluted Iodine Solution.

Sterile Gauze Roll and Self-Adhesive Tape

The Self-Adhesive Tape holds the Gauze to the wound. The tape is easily applied and removed. A few good brands are: Kling, Elastikon, Flexus and Vet-Rap.

Blunt-tipped Bandage Scissors

These come in handy for removing bandages.

Topical Eye Ointment

Nonsteroidal Eye Ointment comes in handy when a horse injures his eye, and a veterinarian is not immediately available.

Rectal Thermometer

An adult horse’s normal temperature is between 99.0 and 101 degrees F.

Injectable Sedative and Pain Killer

Keep a small dose of each available. They come in handy in situations such as colic or for horses who are unwilling.

Other Supplies That Should be Included:

  • Easy-Boot
  • Stethoscope
  • Twitch
  • Hoof Pick
  • Fly Lotion
  • Wire cutters
  • Electrolytes
  • Flashlight

The list of Equine First Aid Kit.

Bandaging tape
Adhesive bandage
Cotton wool
Cotton gauze or crepe bandage (7.5 cm wide)
Wound antiseptic
Petroleum jelly
Digital thermometer
Cooling liniment
Antiseptic cream
Salt for making salt solutions to cleanse wounds
Curved
Gauze swabs

Equine First Aid Kit List PDF download

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