Equine First Aid Kit… What is in yours?


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What are your go to items in your Equine First Aid Kit…What is in yours? Below is various ideas to add to your essential first aid kit.

Household Items Commonly Found

in a

Equine First Aid Box

Disposable Gloves, Rubbing Alcohol, Peroxide, . Gauze and Cotton Balls, Athletic Tape, Tweezers, Scissors, Elastic Bandages, Large and Small Bandages, Super Glue (possible temporary stitches) , Duct Tape (Possible Stari Strips) fold into squares to save space, Diapers/Feminine Pads (work great as bandages), Band aids, Syringes, Bug repellent wipes and Benadryl or any other form of antihistamine, Neosporin (I prefer Vaseline and Tea Tree Oil).

Suggested First Aid Kit Items

For your first aid kit at home in the barn or horse trailer

Bute, Banamine, Penicillin, Electrolyte Gel Ask your Veterinarian

Vet wrap and or Polo Wraps

Thermometer Normal Horse Resting Temperature average 99-101 F

Stethascope  Average horse beats per minute 32-26 at rest

Probiotics for the gut

Beta-dine, Petroleum Jelly,

Mineral Oil,

Saline Solution for horse or riders eyes


Extra Halter and Lead Rope or  (Cowboy Halter All in one)


Parachute Chord and or baling twine, can help save on space yet make a halter and lead rope if necessary.

Pocket Knife


Leatherman (All in one)

Collapsible water bucket And/Or Large Zip Lock Baggie for you or your horse.

Small bottles of whiskey may act as a sedative for a horse in distress also help topical pain.

Tea Tree Oil is my personal favorite for open wounds (can mix with Crisco it is easy on the hair, more soluble than Vaseline helps deter bugs ) Luv this stuff!

If your in snake country you might add:

Two ten inch pieces of water hose if you are in snake country in case horse gets bit in nose or mouth to help keep airways open!

Planning to visit cactus country:

Bring a comb helps pull the cacti

hydrogen peroxide, wonder dust blue kote , put in travel size bottles leave the rest in horse trailer. furazone, veterycin spray,  chlorhexidine (antiseptic), 7% iodine,Pink Lady for open wounds, Jones dressing, furacin ointment for wrapped wounds, veteracin, sterile water, witches hazel,  stapler (ask a vet for advice how to use in an emergency), comb to help remove cactus, adhesive tape, ice packs, ace bandage, a small roll of gauze that hardens like a cast (also works for lost shoes) arm and hammer solid deodorant stick for bee stings, clean cloth, hand sanitizer, multipurpose tool, ibuprofen, zip ties.

use electrolites when you have a source of water for horse to drink afterwards (contact vet for proper administration) can also give electrolytes year round in feed so when camping they will drink at night good also in spring and fall to prevent colic,

can also Use non diet coke or pepsi added to a couple gallons of water, the soda contains sugars and salts that horses usually like

tying up paste,

farrier tools, hoof pads (cut to size secure with duct tape for lost shoe), strong needle and tread, needle nose plyers, hemostat, drawing salve, sharp knife,  hoof pick

body wash

dormosodan gel, some form of sedation

blood stop, blood stop bandage (good for horses and humans)

hankerchief and compass

linement, epson salts,

mastitis medicine (tomorrow tubes) as an antibiotic for wounds also good for thrush.

apple wafers (contain minerals)

dex pills steriod for bee stings etc…? also can use mud,

dex or epineprine for stings

manna pro wafers, replenish minerals and nutrients

benedryl tablets for horses and humans contact vet for proper dosage

benedryl liquid tablets can also be cut open and put directly on stings


elasticon wrap more durable than vet wrap?

frozen sponges in the cooler

string, whistle, compass, scarf , sparpie,

Hoeopathic meds oral tablets from Boiron available on Amazon for more information. Always consult with a vet, doctor.

Aconite- physical or emotional trauma

Arnica-prevents bruising and bleeding (good for impacts)

Apis mellifica- good for stings or insect bites that are hot hives bee


witch hazel for stings and bites horses and humans

mineral oil and cheap turkey baster for collic

Ledum – tick bites, punctures bee stings

Carbo Veg- gas colic

Nux- colic, clears toxins and drugs

Phosphorus tro stop bleeding

Echinacea and cedron for rattle snake

Belladonna can help with certain types of infection and fever

rx equine website

quick guide for first aid and suplies

furasol spray space age blankets the little silver ones

pepto bismal

cooling towel

gall salve

small kit in a fanny pack

kit for saddle bag

kit for horse trailer/ barn

packets of salt to mix with water to make a saline salution to flush a wound

tampon to plug a deep wound

basic horse/ rider trauma class survial and self efense on trail classes to look into as well.

storage ideas

horn bag or cantle bag

small squeeze bottle filled with packets of anti biotic salt and sweezers bandaids and tampon, vet wrap, sanitary napkin,

tuck first aid items into an “easy boot”


quick clot clotting sponge on amazon

hose or a trimmed syringe

icy blue and absorbine linament

cordizone cream

quick clot sport silver

temporary filling formula

eye glass kit

advil. asprin, tums dental floss

3 in 1 oint\ment electical tape sewing kit antiseptic swabs, leather punch

dex, banamine and ace in a hard pencil case from walmart encased with sponges

old dvd for signaling purposes


lyte now bio avaiable in minutes

corona ointment in little packets put on sanitary pad and wrap around tack the is glalling stingt eze

wire cutters

bee sting stick


epi penmatches water straw

insert into each nostril so they remain open as the face swellstape the ends of syring or hose to softren the ends once the nose swells . when the swelling subsides the hose / syringe will fall out easily move the horse as little as possible so the venom travels more slowly

what can fit into a stowaway boot bag

saniary pad vet wrap duct take packets neoporin benadryl epi pen pocket knife tweezers sixxors band aids asprin salt for dehydration of humans bandana for sling or tie over wound cool neck wrap has an ingredient in it that when soaked creates a mild cold press wound clot

snake bite kit

skin stapler, stari strips, pre-strung sutures, aluma spray, tetanus booseter,

coagulating powder for large wounds

sunscreen insect repellant snacks

glow sticks matches, battery aluminum foil, can use to start fire with cotton from femine pads

water bottle treatment tablets

1 oz bottle alcohol and chlorhex scrub extra bottle water

magneisum fire starter slim jims trail mix chrustal light packets hand wipes, chewable asprin for heart pains, know cpr,

quick clot equine clot same thingsbut cheaper

cold winter weather 2-3 oz starter fluid


flash light

liquid childrens benadryl can be used topically for horses for stings ingested by humans

bloat-eze and asprin for mild colic

needle and dental floss

castile soap wipes


arnica montana for sprains strains bruises for people and animals

laminated copy of insurance card

socks to help stop blood

can of pepper spray in bear country

baby wipes

heat packs to keep feet warm

vinager douche plain as you can get pour out all vinager and clean it put mineral oil if your horse is colicing as the thin applicator will go back in the mouth easier than squirting it with a syringe as the horse may swallow the oil easier

hibicleanse for washing wounds clean white rags, puppy pads, wire snips, ‘

ichthamol saran wrap tri=hist granules, smso, swat, flint kit, pepsid ac,


fishing line, hooks, snare rope, tooth paste for bee stings, septic stick to stop bleeding,

can for boiling water

dryer sheets, fireblock , gum , hair tie, hand saw, perppermints, surveyors tape, trash bage twist ties,

vics vapor rub bugs hate the smell>?

gorrilla tape

baby oragel for numbing skin for stitches?

Zertec can be used in horses and people

laminitis stop herbs, colic herbs natual pain relief herbs,

gator ade pedia lyte

sam splint

emergency contact info on horse and rider

aloe gel

alcohol for horse and rider please sip responsibly

survival bag for trips

mounted safety courses expose you to gunfire police fire trucks, lights and sirens, fire and smoke, etc

soaking boot epsin salt and penniclin for snake bite>?

powder bute and powder pennicilian mixed with small amount of peppermint snapps, and put in a syringe administer like wormer

eqi colic releaf or stop colic

trauma gauze

5 day stress pack of transfer factor

preperation H to put on gall sores

remember to breath and stay calm and enjoy

road flares, for breaking down or starting fires’

walkie talkies

chap stick

wax or fingernail polish coated matches

stowaway packs

phone charger, solar charger, walkie talkies, gps

rain suit map

the bag hag horn and saddle bags


some say phone on rider others say phone on horse so they can track the horse

bed roll pup tenttarp rinderbox or firrestarter

chapstick money map

also add cell phone info in case your dog gets separtated

Soaked alfalfa cubes in zip lock bags for snack breaks

Gallon zip lock bag fill about 1/3 with cubes add couple inches water overnight

Colapsable saw

Wrap a couple feet of duct tape around a pencil or fold a rectangular shape

Head lamp

Leather pad cut to shape of shoe in case of loss of shoe

Walmart plastic sacks in case of rain to help prevent moisture

Garbage bags to fill with leaves etc to make bedding and warmeth

1 in nylon strap used as a rein or girth double as a leadline sissor snaps take up little room leather strings as well as shoe laces can be used also

Bandana for tack repair or injuries

Harbor freight has magnesium blocks carry a couple cotton balls dipped in vaseline will start damp kindling

Bee Sting Kit

10 benedryl , few hay cubes, fold up dog bowl to soak them in for

Cowboy halter


Chicago screws and/or Zip Ties


Handi Wipes (sealed in a zip lock bag)




survival bags

socks to help stop bleeding to keep blood smelling critters away and not look for dinner

for large cuts duct tape laceration puller duct tape on each side of wound not over it  and then sew together

“go Kit”





tampons mulipurpose firestarter, unroll use a bandage, plug deep wounds, string can be removed and used as a cord, can use as a straw  and filter water through the cotton batting

Trail marking tape as well as danger areas such as fences to alert others


Free U.S. topo map

packing tape some are good if it gets wet

Zip ties a couple make a substitute for the rope leather twine, clips and snaps…

poulice made of comfrey, plantain, and or yarrow

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2 thoughts on “Equine First Aid Kit… What is in yours?”

  1. Thanks for sharing this post.

  2. Juana Noris says:

    Very helpful post! Saving for later when I need to rebuild my kit
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