Suggestions for a First Aid Kit

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by casportpony, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Everyone, please feel free to add your suggestions!


    Please note that this thread will not include any "medications". For those I will start another thread.


    A Veterinarian




    Labs



    A Euthanasia Solution

    Not all birds can be saved, so one must be prepared to have a vet euthanize, or know how to do it. [​IMG]

    Items that some people use for euthanasia (please research the different methods)

    • Axe and stump
    • Cone and knife
    • Sharp shears for beheading
    • Broomstick
    • Ether for chick euthanasia

    Basic Misc Items

    Scale to weigh bird
    Scale to weigh powder
    Calculator

    Dog crate to use as a hospital cage

    Heat lamp or space heater.
    Heating pad

    Hair Dryer for drying off wet birds

    Towels

    Collapsible soft-sided laundry basket for transport short distances

    Latex type gloves
    Dust mask for when working with powders

    Tweezers
    Scissors
    Small Wire Cutters (for triming beaks/nails)
    Large Wire Cutters (for trimming spurs)
    Nail clippers
    Scissors with rounded tips to avoid puncturing skin

    Magnifying mirror

    Bolt cutters

    Leatherman tool

    Plastic bin to store all items @N F C

    Flashlight

    Electrical tape
    Duct tape

    Bottled water

    For wounds and other injuries

    • Saline
    • chlorhexidine
    • betadine
    • Vetericyn for minor injuries
    • gauze pads
    • no stick gauze pads
    • gauze rolls
    • Vet Wrap
    • syringes for irrigating wounds
    • suture kit
    • styptic powder or cornstarch
    • antibiotic ointment
    • squirt bottle for irrigating wounds
    • Blu-Kote
    • Ichthamol ointment for bumble foot
    • Medical tape
    • hemorrhoid ointment for prolapse


    Lice and mites


    • Permethrin dust
    • Permethrin spray
    • Bag or pillow case for shake and bake dusting method
    • Surgical type mask to wear while dusting or spraying

    Miscellaneous

    Nutritional Supplements

    • NutriDrench
    • Rooster Booster Poultry Cell
    • Poly-Vi-Sol (no iron)
    • Niacin or Brewers Yeast (for ducks)
    • Calcium Gluconate (liquid)
    • Calcium Citrate (pills)
    • Tums (for the calium)
    • Probiotics
    • Electrolytes
    • ACV (unpasteurized apple cider vinegar)


    Needles and Syringes

    • 1 ml syringes
    • 3 ml syringes
    • 18 gauge needles
    • 22 gauge needles
    • 30 ml or 60 ml catheter tip syringes

    Feeding Tubes/Supplies (click here for source)

    • Size 8 french for small chicks
    • Size 14 french for larger chicks
    • Size 18 french for adults
    • Size 30 for large adult birds, like ducks, geese, turkeys, and peafowl

    Chick hatching kit

    • Band-Aide for leg issues
    • Un-waxed dental floss
    • Neosporin
    • Straws for leg problems
    • Childs hair elastics for leg issues
    • Any type of tape for curly toe (electrical, masking, medical, duct, etc)
    Cleaning Supplies

    • Bleach
    • Oxine and activator (please research this thoroughly before using)
    • Tek-Trol (please research this thoroughly before using)
    • Sponges
    • Scrub brushes

    Items to avoid

    • TBD
     
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  2. WVduckchick

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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Great, please add your suggestions!
     
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  4. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a great list, I'm curious to see additions.

    what about some latex gloves, and a mask?

    gloves for when you are treating wounds, or applying topical medicines.

    mask for applying topical powders?
     
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  5. casportpony

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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Thanks!
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

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    Blue Kote is another inexpensive treatment for minor wounds. Dauber preferred over spray.
     
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  10. casportpony

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