My First Aid Kit for Feathered Friends

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4hooves&featheredfriends, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. OK, so this list is far more extensive than my human or equine first aid kit,(others have said this before); but I wanted to put together a list for my knowledge. I want to be a responsible chick mom.

    From reading a gazillion posts - I have come up with this-

    Oxytetracycline (tetracycline) from the feed store.
    Terramycin = (oxytetracycline)
    Sulfadimethoxine (coccidial infections)
    Sulmet = Sulfamethazine sodium (coccidial infections and Coryza)
    Aureomycin = Chlortetracycline: A TETRACYCLINE with a 7-chloro substitution for fowl cholera(Pasteurella multocida), Infectious Synovitis (Mycoplasma synoviae), Chronic Respiratory Disease (Air-sac infection), Mycoplasma gallisepticum and E-Coli. Infectious Coryza, Coccidiosis, Acute Fowl Cholera, Pullorum (egg-transmitted disease of poultry caused by the bacteria Salmonella pullorum).
    Tylan = Tylosin. An antibiotic in the macrolide class. Other members of this class of antibiotics include erythromycin, clarithromycin, azithromycin, spiramycin, and dirithromycin for treatment of respiratory disease including MS/MG
    Wazine piperazine (wormer)
    Avi-Pro (liquid probiotic)
    Triple Antibiotic Ointment
    Disposable gloves
    Band Aids
    Vet Wrap
    Cotton balls
    Gauze Pads
    Syringes (Needle less)
    Rubbing alcohol
    Hydrogen peroxide
    Saline Solution
    Styptic pencil
    Corn Starch
    Vitamin E Oil
    Apple Cider Vinegar
    Baby Wipes (hypoallergenic)

    Thanks, KimH for this link -

    (citation credited to this site for information regarding pharmaceuticals)

    Any additions, subtractions? Have I gone overboard? My Daddy was/is a Marine [​IMG]
  2. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Wow thats good. Do you have vaseline in there? That's always handy.
  3. Thank you - this is the first time as an adult raising my own chicks for the farm. In the past, Mom and Dad did the raising. It also seems to be a popular topics, so I was hoping that if I got it right it could be a reference for other, newbie's like me.

    Aw, yeah I left that out and Bag Balm. How could I forget good ol' Bag Balm [​IMG]
  4. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Yes it is a good idea for others to come to as a reference. I am going to use your list also. What is bag balm? Is it like Vaseline?
  5. Bag Balm is a salve that is amazing for so many uses ; here is the link

    I use it for cuts and abrasion on my dogs, horses and my family, as well, as for a moisturizer for really dry skin.
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    First, [​IMG]

    Second, that is an impressive kit! Way to go! [​IMG]
  7. Thanks for the welcome, I am so happy to have this board and the people on it to guide me along. Everybody has been so great.
  8. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    I thought of another really helpful one....Terrymycin Eye Ointment. I got mine at TSC and it did work on my hens eye. I always have it now in with my stuff. It is a small yellow tube which costs about $7.
  9. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Lord have mercy. [​IMG] I think you have a pharmacy there.
    now I feel real bad,I have nothing but some antibiotic and vitamine.

    I am sure you are a very good chicken's Mom.

  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Just a note not put anything with "caine" in it on your birds. It can be fatal. And dont be quick to administer antibiotics except for wounds.

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