Question about livestock medical supply

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by barefootdrifter, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. barefootdrifter

    barefootdrifter Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 30, 2015
    New Mexico
    When my husband and I bought our house, the person who sold it to us gave us a large toolbox full of medical supplies and equipment that he used when he used to raise goats. A lot of the medications in it were expired so we threw them away, but there's still a few useful things in it.

    Today I went outside to feed my animals and noticed that my kitten had some blood on his face and after looking at it I realized that he had an abscess that needed to be drained. I thought I needed to take him to a vet to have it done but then I looked in my medical toolbox and found some beta-dine and some syringe needles which I used to drain this abscess. Luckily I happened to have the supplies on hand for what I needed to do today but my supply box is limited. Now I was wondering if anyone knew of a place where I might be able to buy or order veterinary supplies to stock up my supply? I know I can buy a lot of general medications at Tractor Supply Co, but I'm not sure where to buy beta-dine, other disinfectants, and general hardware supplies.

    Can anyone help with some tips?
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    I go with either jeffers or valley vet. Jeffers usually has the lowest prices and lower minimum for free shipping.
  3. barefootdrifter

    barefootdrifter Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 30, 2015
    New Mexico
    Thanks. I'll check those out
  4. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    you can buy betadine at your local drug store
  5. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    With a facial abscess he will still need professional medical attention. It doesn't take much for such an infection to turn into septicemia. He'll need some heavy antibiotics and likely a drain in the wound to keep it open and constantly draining. Infections in the face/head/neck region are much more dangerous than in other parts of the body.

    Playing veterinarian is all fine an dandy with simple injuries such as cuts and scrapes. The animal depends on you to get proper care. I assume if you have a massive facial abscess, you won't jab your own face with a needle and flush it with betadine, you'd go to the doctor. Do the same for your animal.
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