Hello! I have some questions for you,
Do you have emergency horse supplies in your horse barn?
Do you have the right kind of emergency supplies?Do you keep up with them regularly for expiration dates?
If you DO NOT have emergency supplies in your barn for your horse, I highly recommend that you put one together.
If you DO have emergency supplies, then I highly recommend that you…
check the expiration date at the end of each year. Like: sprays, emergency ointments, hoof care, etc.
It is a good idea to write a list of all the supplies that you will need to replace for 2018, so you don’t forget.
New supplies that may have been improved:
Whichever way you decide. Always check to see if there has been a change in the product you purchase and ask a store worker if you are unfamiliar with the product.
I am always asking questions and opinions. Even with other shoppers that are looking in the same area, I am in. You may be surprised by the answers you may get. Sometimes the more expensive product may NOT be the best.
Another reason to ask someone, if you can’t find a specific product you are looking for is, the product could be discontinued.
How do you know what kind of supplies to buy:
There are many different horse emergency supplies, but you only need to have the supplies you need for minor injuries that do not require calling your vet.
* Eye Cream Allergies-(eye swelling, discharge)
* VetriCyn Spray– for minor cuts and sores
* Thrush– infection in bottom of hoof
* Bute(aspirin)- for pain and/or inflammation “buy from the vet.”
* Alcohol/alcohol pads
* Rubber gloves
* Paper towels
* Cotton balls
* Leg wraps
* Clean bucket
Emergency Contacts: Hang a board on the wall or keep a folder handy with,
Veterinary name and phone numbers
Farrier name and phone numbers
As I said earlier, there are many different supplies to choose from and many people will tell you something a little different. I just gave you some examples of some basics we use. It’s always good to talk to your vet and ask what they recommend.
I wrote this article because there have been times when we didn’t have any supplies on hand and had accidents with our horses. That seems to be when it happens. Then you’re on the phone trying to get a hold of someone to get what you need to help your horse because it’s either you don’t have the money to buy them right then, or the stores may be closed or too far to drive.
I do not want that to happen to anyone if you could avoid it.
This article is just for tips only. I am not a vet. ALWAYS consult your vet for professional advice and opinion with your situation.
I hope you liked what you read. It would be helpful if you could leave a comment or questions you may half.
Thank You, Michelle