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Re: first aid
Well, yeah, the stuff I carry in my pack is
people stuff, but the huge sanitary napkins, the large syringes and the banamine
and the dipyrone are horse stuff. I have all the normal stuff too, but I
figured everybody else would mention stuff like vetwrap, betadine, furasin,
vasaline, Swat, sterile cotton, polo wraps, Vetrolin, mycitracin (for eyes), bug
stuff, thermometer with a string tied onto it, stethoscope, etc.
I have used furacin on myself and it works better than
anything for barbed wire slices (not that I have any on my
but, ptt," she sputtered. "That's all people stuff!" I
thought we were talking about horses. Aren't endurance riders the ones
that will dote on your horse if he has a sore body part, but will ignore you
if you have half your guts hanging out and an eyeball missing?
LOL. Funny, I don't have ANYTHING for me in my first aid kit!!!
It's all for Pache! If I get hurt, I guess I'll just doctor myself
like I would him! I don't even have a band aid in my
said, those were good suggestions, Ann! :)
IMO, it doesn't matter what you have in your first aid
pack if you don't know how to administer first aid. I think
everybody needs a course in first aid every couple of years just to keep
fresh. First aid for people will give you a lot of savvy about
taking care of your horse in an emergency situation.
That said, here's some stuff I keep on hand in the
Sanitary napkins for covering bleeding
Empty large syringes
(without needles) for washing out wounds. I got a huge bag of them
from the blood bank, free)
We ride for a Mounted Patrol Unit and in our packs we
paper and a pencil with duct tape wrapped around
aspirin (1st aid for heart attacks)
adhesive tape/vet wrap
sugar (for diabetics)
All this stuff fits in a tiny pack.
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