Everything You Need In Your Stables’ First Aid Kit

Ensuring that you have a comprehensive Equine First Aid Kit is a vital part of owning a horse. Having everything you will need in an equine emergency can help you provide initial first aid to your horse while you wait for your veterinarian to arrive.

We have compiled a list of items you may like to include in your stables first aid kit.

What should I included in my stables First Aid Kit?

  • Thermometer
  • Stethoscope
  • Scissors
  • Haemostats
  • Hoof Pick
  • Wire cutters
  • Chlorhexidine Scrub
  • Iodine Solution – for rinsing eyes and mucous membranes
  • Alcohol and Swabs
  • Antiseptic Ointment/Powder
  • Sterile Water or Saline
  • Syringes and Needles (60ml and 18g)
  • Non stick primary wound dressings
  • Gauze Bandage or Soft Conforming Bandage (Soffban)
  • Cotton Wool or Combine
  • Elastic Bandage (vetrap, elastoplast, crepe)
  • Feminine Hygiene products (great primary dressings and puncture wounds)
  • Nappies (best foot bandages!)
  • Duct Tape
  • Sterile Gloves
  • Virkon– DPI approved for Hendra and Equine Influenza
  • Clean Towels
  • Electrolytes (paste or powder) Such as Salkavite or Electro Paste
  • Flash Light/Batteries
  • White Healer
  • Yellow Lotion

Keep in an airtight container such as a 20Kg bucket with lid.

You can purchase a ready-made first aid kit from our friends at Kilmore Equine here!


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