Emergencies happen. Being prepared can help you get through them with less stress. Having an emergency kit in your barn and trailer is a good place to start. The kit should contain all of the basic items to get you through the most common emergencies until your TEVA veterinarian arrives, if he/she is needed.

Keep TEVA’s phone number on a laminated card in your emergency kit so that it is handy. Also keep some human emergency supplies in your kit so that you don’t need to keep a separate human first aid kit. Your kit can be kept in a clean plastic storage box. If you don’t have a lot of room, you can even use a clean water/food bucket. Just use plastic wrap and duct tape to seal the top.

Emergency Kit Supplies:

General:
  • Halter
  • Lead rope
  • Twitch
  • Wire Cutters
  • Hoof Pick
  • Flashlight & Extra Batteries

Hoof:

  • Epsom Salts
  • Diapers (to wrap feet)
  • Poultice Pads
  • Easy Boot

Wound:

  • Povidone-iodine scrub and solution
  • 4 x 4 gauze squares
  • Non-adherent wound pads
  • Roll Gauze
  • Roll Cotton/gamgee
  • Non-stick wrap
  • Flexible sticking wrap
  • Saline wound flush
  • Duct tape
  • Triple antibiotic ointment
  • Water resistant aerosol bandage

Supplies

  • Baby Wipes
  • Bandage Scissors
  • Large Animal Digital Thermometer
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Tweezers/Forceps
  • Stethoscope
  • Exam Gloves
  • Instant Cold packs
  • Tourniquet
  • Clean Towels

Ask your TEVA veterinarian if they would like you to keep the following supplies. These must be obtained through a veterinarian.

  • Silver Sulfadiazene ointment
  • Banamine®
  • Equioxx®
  • Phenylbutazone
  • Ophthalmic ointment

Registered 2011 by Equestrian Collections
Author:  Sallie S. Hyman,  VMD, DACVIM, CVA

Information in this article is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for evaluation by an equine professional.  In particular, all horse owners should seek advice and treatment from a licensed veterinarian, such as TEVA, for their horses' medical care.      

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