What should I have at home as an owner to treat my horse in case of an emergency?

Equine First Aid Kit In the event of illness, injury, or emergency, the horse owner should be prepared to care for their horse until the veterinarian arrives. We suggest every horse owner have at least one Equine First Aid Kit. For owners who frequently compete or trailer away from home with their horse, we suggest keeping two kits on hand, one in your tack room and one in your trailer so that you will have one available wherever you are with your horse. Your veterinarian can assist you in assembling your equine first aid kit and advise you on how to customize the kit to your horse’s needs.

EVA-Woodforest Veterinary Medical Center suggests the following items for your Equine First Aid Kit:

  • Thermometer
  • Stethoscope
  • Banamine paste (1 tube)
  • Bute paste (1 tube)
  • Triple antibiotic wound ointment
  • Towel
  • Vet Wrap
  • Elastikon
  • Brown Gauze
  • Magna Paste
  • Sheet Cotton (minimum of 2 rolls)
  • Sterile 4X4s (1 package)
  • Nolvalsan
  • Electrolytes (2 packages)
  • Dose syringe
  • Veterinarian’s phone number
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