Just like people, horses can injure themselves at any time, even when they are in what appears to be a safe environment. It is important to assess injuries and to treat any wounds at the first opportunity. Maintaining a good equine first aid kit will enable you to react quickly when an incident occurs. We stock a wide range of horse first aid products from wound care sprays and powders to bandages and dressings.
The Equine First Aid Box
Your equine first aid supplies should be kept at the stables, preferably in a clean and secure box or container. This should be stored somewhere clean, dry and cool. You should have a clean bucket and saline solution to hand. It is best to keep these with your other horse first aid supplies. In addition you should stock your kit with a good selection of bandages, wound dressings, ointments, and anti-bacterial sprays. You will require tape to secure bandages and dressings. Don’t forget to include scissors to cut everything to size.
Always check that all items are within their use by dates. Replace any items that have been used at the first opportunity and keep your vet’s phone number with your equine first aid supplies. It can help if you also write up a list of contents to keep with your first aid kit. This can be used as a checklist to ensure that nothing is missing.
Equine First Aid at Equi Supermarket
At Equi Supermarket our horse first aid collection features a raft of useful products that you shouldn’t be without. We have selected superior products from the Natural Animal Feeds, Carr, Day and Martin, Barrier, Robinson Healthcare and Equilibrium ranges plus many more leading labels. Our southing gels, wound creams, support wraps, bandages and witch hazel will prove useful in tending to cuts, bruises and minor wounds. We also offer Leg Ice and Like Ice for cooling, eye and nose lotion and sterilised syringes.
Naturally it isn’t only horses that can injure themselves at the stables. Riders get hurt too and so you should also make sure that a first aid kit for people is readily to hand. We feature the excellent Horseware Ireland emergency first aid kit and this would be a great choice.
If you travel with your horse then your equine first aid kit should travel with you, or at least as much of it as is practical to transport. You just never know when an incident could occur. Horses can feel stressed and irritable in transit and this can leave them prone to injuries.
We hope that you find everything you need at Equi Supermarket to create and maintain an excellent first aid kit for your horse.