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What would you need in a medical kit?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BarredBuff, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Songster

    Dec 6, 2009
    Like antibiotics, wormer, and any possible precautionary thing
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2010

  2. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    Here are some good links:


    We've just got the basics in ours - vaseline, neosporin (without pain killer), prep h, electrolytes, avia charge, handfeeding formula for parrots, pure aspirin, betadine, wazine, pour on ivermectin, vet rx, gauze, vet wrap, popsicle sticks, scissors, cotton squares, rubber glover, sterile syringes, bag balm, tweezers, etc. We don't really have antibiotics on hand, if we were to need them we have the feed store and the vet, we don't use antibiotics unless it is absolutely necessary, not just on the chickens, but all the other critters (including us).

    I'd say the most important and most used item, is a dog crate for isolation/quarantine or whatever. It was great to know we had it and it was ready the first time we had to use it.
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    The following were suggested on another post by the people whose names are listed below:


    Sulmet-- treament for Coccidiosis, Infectious Coryza, Acute Fowl Cholora, and Pullorum Disease. Can be found in feedstores. I had a hard time finding it, however.

    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain
    Terramycin (General Antibiotic)
    Tylan 50 or 200 (Antibiotic)
    Amprolium (cocci)
    Sulmet (cocci, & respiratory, I believe)
    Gauze and tape (sports-tape works really well)
    non pain-relief Neosporin or A&D Ointment
    Iodine or Betadine (antiseptic)
    Stiptic pencil or some other blood stauncher (I always seem to get one toe that bleeds when I trim... )
    Wazine or other wormer
    Tweezers, fine needle, fine cotton thread
    BlueKote (antiseptic, anti-pick)

    Poly-vi-sol infant vitamins
    Vitamins and Electrolytes (Durvet)
    Copper Sulfate
    Nail clipper
    Displosable gloves
    Vet RX

    Pine tar - for feather picking/wounds. CHICKEN little 1 (comment about BJ’s pine tar) - It does work well.It healed a rather large wound (from being pecked),and she's starting to grow feathers again.

    Blue-Kote - it is an antibacterial/antifungal for wounds.
    VetRx - it is for respiratory problems.
    Rooster Booster brand anti-pick formula
    Xenodine for wounds
    Permethrin dust - lice and mite dust
    Poly-vi-sol - vitamins for chicks who may not be doing too well initially

    SEE URL : http://backyardchickens.yuku.com/topic/ … e-Box.html – for a very long, excellent list of medications and treatments that everyone should have on hand for emergencies.

    Cayenne pepper, can be mixed with garlic powder, an antibiotic. The cayenne pepper stops bleeding from a wound and helps prevent shock. (fox attack)

    patandchickens (URL’s)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/v … php?id=454
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/v … p?id=10769
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/v … hp?id=6446
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/v … hp?id=3054

    Ground raw hulled Pumpkin Seeds are a good natural wormer.
    Apple Cider Vinegar at a rate of 1 tablespoon per gallon of water (daily) is a natural remedy to help ward of worms.
    In the coop I have a box of paper towels and a bottle of hand sanitizer.

    Vics Vapor Rub it stops the picking cause it tastes so bad....

    Baby wipes for you and the birds...

    Baby oil to use on leg mites...

    Pet toe nail clippers.. for nails, spurs and trimming beaks too...

    Sissors to trim wings and those dirty "butt" feathers...

    Extra syringes and needles for injectable meds.....

    Ivermectin.... can use horse wormer it is cheaper and easier to get than liquid... great for tapeworms that regular wormers can't kill....

    NYREDS Crowing

    Jan 14, 2008
    Here's what I have: A Coccidiostat, louse powder & Ivermectin & a hatchet.

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