First Aid Kit Contents

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by purpletree23, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to chickens and I was wondering if some of the more experienced members could suggest what they would put in a chicken first aid kit. Recently I had to use blood stop powder for a chicken of mine that was attacked buy a dog and before that I had to use Tylan for an upper respiratory infection. Tylan isn't available locally and I had to order it online. Took a few days to get here.

    Maybe you can also let us know the sources for supplies like needleless syringes for giving liquids and flushing out wounds. Maybe even sutures for us that might need them (hope not) because there aren't many vets that see chickens.

    In my first aid kit right now I have

    Blood stop powder
    Tylan
    Betadine- Really had to hunt for this. The pharmacy keeps it behind the counter
    clean cloths
    gauze
    and neosporin without pain killer.

    Everything is in a plastic box I purchased at the 'Everything is under $5.00' store

    I think a lot of Newbies would benefit from this also.

    Sorry moderator if this is under the wrong forum
     
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  2. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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  3. Big Red's Mom

    Big Red's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Blue liquid. It is good general antiseptic. It will also help you ID the bird that is hurt.(it is purple). Calf Electrolytes to help them recover after and injury or shock. Vetwrap. gauze pads, and scissors. I am sure some others will add more. With what you already have and the few things I added you have everything I have now.....
     
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  4. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! All suggestions are welcomed. Animals always seem to get sick at night, weekends or holidays. I want to be prepared.
     
  5. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! All suggestions are welcomed. Animals always seem to get sick at night, weekends or holidays. I want to be prepared.
     
  6. threehorses

    threehorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Corid AND Sulmet (one for babies, one for adults)
    Probios dispersible powder or Acidophilis capsules
    A bottle of organic apple cider vinegar
    A couple of bottles of babyfood applesauce
    LS50 antibiotics
    Penicillin G Procaine in the fridge

    a tool box to keep this stuff in so you can have it in one place
    Cuticle scissors (buy good ones - you'll use these to cut off tiny bits of flesh or trim small feathers gently around wounds)
    regular scissors or "penny cutting" scissors (great for bandages and splints)
    Hydrogen peroxide - a very large bottle
    Betadine - a small bottle will do.
    Neosporin without pain killer
    terramycin ophthalmic ointment (from the feedstore - keep inside)
    a spray on like Alucoat or Alushield (horse section, feedstore)
    q-tips
    duct tape
    popsicle sticks (for application of meds, or for splints for baby chicks)
    Paint-stirring sticks (bigger splints)
    wrapping gauze
    non-stick gauze pads
    Maxi-pads (they're clean and absorb a lot of blood from wounds - not joking)
    Vet-wrap a plenty! (Buy it from the feedstore - it's cheaper than the pharmacy and it comes in colors to try to make things feel more positive)
    Suture material (cat or dog size - see online or at better feedstores)
    Hemostats (for suturing or for plucking maggots or feathers)
    tweezers
    alcohol - a large container
    a clean cheap white sheet (to make slings from or cover wounds if necessary)
    A GOOD blood clotter like Clotisol - vet recommended and non toxic even in the beak, unlike styptics. One small bottle lasts years.
    paper towels - you can throw them away, and they're clean.
    non-latex gloves in bulk - a box. Sometimes you need to wear two pair.
    a news paper (absorbant and makes clean up easier if you have to flush wounds)
    <<<added>>> Several 3cc syringes with 22-25 gauge needles.
    Several 16 gauge needles. 1 inch is fine
    At least 2 10-30 cc needle-less syringes for flushing wounds vigorously

    Barn supplies:
    permethrin dust ("poultry dust")
    ivermectin (wormer and delouser) - I prefer drop-on generic.
    wazine (piperazine 17% solution - first time wormer)
    a smock or something to wear when handling ill birds
    a fold up cheap plastic table on which you can treat wounds and then hose off and disinfect
    a clip on lamp in case you need direct lighting
    an extension cord
    a couple of glass jars in which to make iodine solution or keep warm water
    a 5 gallon bucket to throw stuff away in that can be disinfected.
     
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  7. Drafthorsegal

    Drafthorsegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't forget the Superglue... its your all in one poor mans suture. [​IMG] I even use it on people [​IMG]
     
  8. threehorses

    threehorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh nice one!
     
  9. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you threehorses. It must have taken a significant amount of time for you to type all of that for me. I am familiar with most of the items you mentioned but I do have a few questions.

    What is the below used for and do I have to get it online or a feedstore?

    What is Alucoat or Alusshield used for?
    Ivermectin drop on?
    Penicillin G Procaine?
    LS50?
    Corid and Sulmet?
    Where can I get syringes with and without needles?

    I already have Tylan. Can it be used in place of any of the above?


    I did purchase Wazine but I was going to return it because after reading the bottle it said that it only kills roundworms and should not be used in chickens used for eggs or meat. My chickens are 16 weeks old and I have not wormed then yet.

    Thank you! Off to Walmart tomorrow
     
  10. Drafthorsegal

    Drafthorsegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not threehorses, but most of that stuff you can just get at your local farm and garden store.

    I have a Dells, Farm Store, Feed & Tack, and Tractor Supply that all carry most of that stuff. Needles and syringes are common place there, all the medications are either shelved or put in a refrigerator. Just take the list in and ask them!
     

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