Reading over at HandsnHearts yesterday about doctoring your critters, I thought I'd post about first aid kits for farm animals. Our neighbor has saved one of our heifers by having sutures on hand when the calf had a shoulder split open. He keeps a first aid kit and we're working on building ours up.
1. Bag balm-I use this for everything. Perhaps overuse is a better word.
2. Iodine or iodine spray
3. Blood stop
6. Leg wrap
10. Syringes and needles
This is just a partial list. These are the things that we find we need most often. I'm sure there are more to add to this list so please feel free to do so. I'd appreciate it. Perhaps some aspirin?
I do not call the vet out unless it's a life or death situation of an expensive animal. I do have a vet I call and he'll help me over the phone for free.