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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rosaleen, Oct 17, 2011.
What are your must have items in your flock's first aid kit?
Previously, I just had:
After a recent injury, I now have:
syringes (oral and injectable)
needles (20 and 22 gauge)
I have a ton of other basic first aid stuff in the house as I'm an avid hiker and like to be prepared...most of it has been used for animals at one time or another as it adapts to that usage.
Vitamins & Electrolytes
Corrid 20% Powder
Tylan 50 injectable
22 gauge needles
I never thought to have a chicken first aid kit but now, I will by the weekend. Thank you guys and gals for posting this. I am new and so far no major things have happened. I do have a bottle of sulmet and a sav-a-chick packet but what is the other stuff and where can I get the needles and sutures for stitches? Thanks
Quote:Most of mine I got from TSC.
Duramycin 10 (powdered antibiotic)
Corrid 20% Powder (Cocci med)
Tylan 50 injectable (antibiotic)
Oxine AH (disinfectant with many uses - online purchase only)
Valbazen (wormer - Valley Vet)
22 gauge needles
Forgot to add:
Poultry Powder (live/mites)
vaseline (mites on comb, wattles, legs)
My local TSC has sutures and needles, too. I'd go through Jeffers for most of your 'vet' type needs, though. Their prices are lower than most.
I still need/want betadine wash, blood clotting powder, needles, sutures, probiotics, penicillin, neomycin soluble and baytril.
With the issues I've been having, I like a well stocked chicken medicine cabinet. I'd rather be safe than sorry.
SWAT it is for horses but is fine on chickens it keeps a wound covered.up and away from flys.