It has been crossing my mind lately that it would be more than wise to put together a pretty extensive first aid kit. It can sometimes take us a while to get to a feed store depending on what day of the week it is and which stores are open and I think I have been a little overly optimistic (or just flat stupid ) for not putting one together already. I have a few small things on hand, but just wanted some ideas for a more inclusive kit. So, any of you that have must haves I should consider please post 'em! Thanks! This is the list this thread has come up with so far: Wound Care Neosporin Gauze Vet wrap Waterproof medical tape Styptic powder or corn starch (or other bleeding-stoppin material) Moleskin pads (adhesive-sided bandages Saline Peroxide Iodine Vetericyn 100% cotton thread and needle for stiches Blu-Kote (especially useful after drakes fight) Isopropyl alcohol (for sterilizing any tools, ect.) Medications Antibiotic eye drops Oral antibiotics (agramycin, amprolium, ect.) Baby asprin Ivermectin Terramycin eye ointment Terramycin, Baytril antibiotics (can be gotten from feed store) Oxine (Also used as a sterlization agent) Tools Tweezers (large and small fine points) 1/2 inch rubber tubing Exacto knife and blades Tongue depressors (for splints) Small sharp scissors Scalpel Dentle picks Clean syringes (for medication administration or wound flushing) Q-tips Empty rx bottles to mix small amounts of solutions in to use with q-tips. Eyeglass or other really small screwdriver (for assisting with hatching and really small scissors like you would find in a sewing repair kit) Other important things to keep on hand Vitamin/ eletrolyte/ probiotic mix Apple cider vinegar with mother Epsom Salts Brewer's yeast - great for ducklings with weak legs, wry neck Poly Vi Sol infant vitamins without iron added Important Notes * See post # 27 on page 3 of this thread for an extensive example of a first aid kit. * Be sure to check the dates on all medications and ointments periodicly to ensure that they are still usable. * Keep an empty rubber/plastic container around as an emergency "Hospital" for a duck. Medium to large animal carrier would work well to.