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A first aid kit is a great idea to keep on hand at the barn.  Below are recommended items to have on-hand in case of an emergency.

Emergency Veterinary Supplies

  • Thermometer
  • Stethoscope
  • Scissors
  • Clippers
  • Twitch
  • Sterile Cotton
  • Sheet Cotton
  • 4 x 4 Telfa Pads
  • Gauze Rolls
  • Clean Rags
  • Cleanser: Nolvasan, Betadine, Iodine
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Liniment
  • Epsom Salts
  • Furacin Ointment
  • Neosporin Ointment
  • Vaseline
  • Swat or Corona
  • Fly Spray
  • Vetrap
  • Duct Tape
  • Leg Wraps (standing, quilted & polo)
  • Electrolytes
  • Eye Wash
  • Eye Ointment (Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment, Neo-Poly-Bac —NO Hydrocortisone or Dex)
  • Bute Paste, Powder or Tablets
  • Banamine Paste

Additional Medication

  • Banamine® Paste or Injectible
  • Needles & Syringes
  • Dexamethasone
  • SMZ-TMP Tablets
  • Dipyrone
  • Acepromazine (Ace)

Other Handy Items to Have at the Barn

  • Horse’s history: Vaccines/worming/farrier
  • Normal stats: Temp, heart rate, respiration rate, CRT, color of mucous membranes/conjunctiva, digital pulse.
  • Watch or Clock
  • Paper & Pen/Pencil
  • Oral Dosing Syringe
  • Band-Aids
  • Latex Gloves
  • Cold and/or Heat Packs
  • Claw Hammer
  • Screw Driver
  • Pliers
  • Nails
  • Flashlight/Batteries
  • Credit Card #, Expiration Date, and Security Code