KBR Equestrian Safety Information

by Sharon Lamm

To be prepared for emergencies around the barn, here are some of the things we keep on hand:

(We keep our supplies in an old non-working refrigerator which keeps them clean and the storage temperature relatively constant,)

BARN FIRST AID BOX (Rev. 5-19-94)
1. Commercial first aid kit 18. "ICHTHAMMOL" ointment
2. Baggie of band-aids and towelettes 19. "B-KALM" paste
3. 2x2 or 2X3 gauze pads 20. "DESITIN" ointment
4. 4x4 gauze pads 21. Electrolytes
5. Kotex (for bulk dressing) 22. Zinc oxide ointment
6. Clear bandaging tape 23. 12cc bent tip catheter
7. "KLING" dressing 24. Scissors
8. Vet wrap (Several rolls) 25. Forceps or tweezers
9. 36" latex bandage 26. Thermometer
10. Velcro straps 27. Kleenex
11. Betadine solution 28. Duct tape
12. Nitrofurazone ointment 29. Sponge
13. Antibiotic ointment 30. Leather belt
14. Phenylbutazone ("BUTE") tabs and paste 31. Hoof Pick w/ brush
15. "SWAT" fly repellant ointment 32. Old bath towels
16. "CUT HEAL" 33. Turkey baster
17. "FURALL" spray 34. Small rubber bands
Also around the barn should be:
1. Extra halter and lead ropes 4. Clean buckets
2. Clippers 5. Flashlights
3. Old blankets 6. Sheets

Be sure to inspect your first aid supplies periodically, at least twice a year. You may be surprised as to what's been used up, and also it's a good idea to refamiliarize yourself with what you have.

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