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    Homemade First Aid Recipes

    Homemade First-Aid Recipes for Your Horse
    Recipes for common horse care first-aid solutions from Horse & Rider magazine.
    By the Editors of Horse & Rider magazine
    I really like reading horse & Rider. They have good information.and I to have things are are inexpesive to make than by all this stuff.

    Make sure your first-aid kit includes ingredients you'll need for poultices and soaking solutions.

    In the February 2008 issue of Horse & Rider magazine we offered a chart of handy tools to add to your horse-care kit. Stock up some of the following supplies, then print out these homemade first-aid recipes and keep them with your first-aid kit for quick reference.

    Saline Solution

    1 tsp table salt
    1 quart water
    Mix in clean container until salt is completely dissolved.

    Double-strength saline solution
    2 tsp table salt
    1 quart water
    Mix in clean container until salt is completely dissolved.

    Scab softener
    1 16 oz. bottle mineral oil (baby oil is okay)
    1 16 oz. bottle 3 percent USP hydrogen peroxide
    1 1/2 oz. bottle tincture of iodine
    Combine all in large container. Do not close tightly. Mixture will bubble slowly and expand and can cause a messy explosion.

    Epsom salt soaking solution
    1/2 cup Epsom salts
    1 gallon warm water (like a hot bath)
    Mix until salts are dissolved. Soak affected body part by immersing in a container (such as for a hoof), or by applying a wet dressing.

    Poultices
    1. Mix Epsom salts with enough warm water to make a paste.
    2. Mix 1/2 cup Epsom salts + 4 cups miller's bran; mix with enough water to make a paste.
    3. Kaopectate® mixed with enough flour or miller's bran to make a paste.
    4. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) mixed with enough witch hazel to make a paste.
    5. "Sugardine": Table sugar mixed with enough Betadine® to make a paste.


    Leg sweat
    Mix Furacin® liquid or ointment with an equal amount of medical-grade DMSO.

    Recipes from Hands-On Horse Care From Horse & Rider, by Karen E.N. Hayes, DVM, MS; Edited by Thomas C. Bohanon, DVM, MS, and Sue M. Copeland.

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    Homemade First Aid Recipes

    You can substitute Oatmeal for miller's bran for a poultice.

    We also keep baby diapers on hand (Snazzy has a habit of developing a hoof abscess every spring). The baby diapers are great for putting your poultice mixture in, then setting the hoof in it and duct-taping together. In a stall, it stays on pretty well.

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    great info any suggestions what to use the different tratments for ? thanks Jewel

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