First aid kit

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fiberart57, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. fiberart57

    fiberart57 Songster

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    Hello all,
    I continue to be amazed and in awe of the wealth of knowledge on this forum, thank you for all your help.

    As a new chicken owner, is there a list of first aid supplies that I should have around the house just in case one gets sick? While I hope and pray I'll never have to use it, I do live in a smallish community and things close up early so I like to be prepared.

    I looked at the FAQ page and didn't see one ther but if it's posted elsewhere and I've missed it, I apologize for a repeat question.

    Thanks,
    Mary
     
  2. chickletranch

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    I bought an empty tool box from OSH and filled it with first aid supplies and some other goodies. Here are my recommendations:

    First Aid: Betadine, gauze bandages, waterproof first aid tape, triple antibiotic ointment, Catron IV spray (indispensible - prevents infestation of wounds by flies, etc.), mineral oil, disposable gloves, surgical scissors, tweezers, blood-stop powder,
    Other Stuff: 1cc syringes & needles (also called insulin syringes, for injectables), 3cc syringes (for oral medication/fluids), 10cc syringes (for flushing wounds), toothbrush (for cleaning feet/bumblefoot), Nolvasan and Oxine (disinfectant/antivirals/antifungals for coop)
    Medications/Vitamins: Baytril (antibiotic that can't be used on animals for slaughter), Naxcel (antibiotic), Ivermectin and Fenbendazole (wormers), VitaFlight (powdered vitamins for birds), VetRX (herbal oil), Terramycin ointment (for eye infections/wounds - must be refrigerated)

    Good luck with your kit! Lynn
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2009
  3. hen-thusiast

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  4. fiberart57

    fiberart57 Songster

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    Thanks,
    I went to the link and copied a lot of information. Great thread.
    Mary
     

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