Stuff to keep on hand...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TurtleFeathers, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    Hi all -

    In trying to be prepared for emergencies, I was just wondering, does anyone have a list (or a link) of supplies that one should keep on hand for poultry in case of injuries or illness?

    I mean, aside from the usual gauze, syringes, tongue depressors, vet wrap, cotton swabs, etc..., as I have lots of other animals and I stay pretty well stocked with that kind of stuff. I'm looking more for poultry-specific oral and topical medications, ointments, wormers, and the like. I realize these types of items may have a shelf life, but I'd rather replace unused/expired supplies periodically, than have to go rushing around trying to find things if and/or when something happens.

    I might add, I tend to be more of a "naturalist" in my approach to treating my animals for certain conditions, but I do realize that sometimes pharmaceuticals are necessary. So, if you can post what you include (and keep) in your poultry medicine cabinet and/or first aid kit, I'd appreciate it!

    Thanks -
     
  2. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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