Sterile saline eye wash solution available at the drug
store for rinsing debris from the eye.
Sterile ophthalmic ointment without corticosteroid.
Until your veterinarian can confirm that there is no
corneal ulceration, it is safest to use an eye ointment
that contains no steroid medication in it.
Fly mask to keep dirt, bright light, and flies from bothering an injured eye.
Sedative, such as oral Dormosedan gel, which also acts as a painkiller.
Flunixin meglumine (Banamine): always consult your veterinarian before administering, and for colic only administer at half of label recommendations for lameness.
Electrolytes to add to water if your horse will drink.
These materials in your emergency kit will get you through most horse crises while
you await professional help. There may be other items you find important to include,
so be sure to have those ready as well. Many of the supplies for your horse can also be
used for human emergencies, with the exception of the oral or injectable medications.
The Bare Minimum Emergency Kit
It’s nice to have a full kit of these items on hand in your barn or horse trailer, but
when out on the trail or far from facilities, you’ll have to simply make do with
the bare minimum that can be carried on your saddle. Many issues that occur off
site can be temporarily patched up until you can get your horse to a barn with
clean water, light, additional supplies and professional help.
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