A basic first aid kit for your horse is vital should an injury occur. Here’s what you should have in your first aid kit.
Having a basic first aid kit close at hand when an injury occurs is the first step to providing assistance to your horse. Keep a kit in the stables or tack room and take a first aid kit with you when travelling, as this is a common time for injuries to occur. Pack the kit in a moisture proof box such as a plastic or metal tool box or a plastic or styrofoam esky.
The following list of key items is recommended for a first aid kit or cupboard:
In your stable fridge keep a syringe of Tetanus Anti-Toxin and a Tetanus Toxoid booster. Ensure that you keep them refrigerated and replace them if they pass their expiry date.
Also keep frozen cooling packs, ice cubes and several stryofoam cups filled with water and then frozen. These are excellent for applying cold therapy to areas on the body where an ice pack can’t be bandaged. Simply peel away the rim of the cup and massage the injured area with the ice block.
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