First Aid Information

Your Horse’s Vital Signs:
  • Temperature: 99.5-100.5
  • Heart Rate: 32- 44 beats per minute
  • Respiratory Rate: 12-24 breaths per minute
First Aid Supplies:
  • Thermometer
  • Stethoscope
  • Antiseptic solution (betadine or chlorhexidene)
  • Antiseptic scrub (betadine or chlorhexidene)
  • Saline Flush (contact lens saline bottle)
  • Dose type syringe
  • 4”x4” gauze squares for cleaning and wrapping
  • Antibiotic ointment (Nolvasan or triple antibiotic)
  • Wound pads (diapers or feminine pads work too)
  • Rolled gauze (brown gauze works best)
  • Vetrap
  • Thick, fluffy quilts of the appropriate length
  • Flannel wrap or knit (track) bandage

  • Masking tape
  • Small dishpan style bucket (to soak a hoof)
  • Epsom salts
  • Towels
  • Cotton
  • Duct tape or some hoof boot
  • Bandage scissors
  • Spare halter and lead (with chain)
  • Flashlight, extra batteries/work light, extension cord
  • Hammer, nails, double ended snaps, baling twine (to hang an IV), bucket heater
  • Thick, heavy ropes to help turn a horse
  • Broomstick/PVC pipe for splinting

Medications: All prescription medications must be dispensed by your veterinarian. Follow all directions you are given concerning the medication.

These include: eye ointments, colic medication, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, etc.