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Equine First Aid BENJAMIN R BUCHANAN, DVM BOARD CERTIFIED INTERNAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST BOARD CERTIFIED EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE BRAZOS VALLEY EQUINE.

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1 Equine First Aid BENJAMIN R BUCHANAN, DVM BOARD CERTIFIED INTERNAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST BOARD CERTIFIED EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE BRAZOS VALLEY EQUINE HOSPITAL

2 Objectives  Common Conditions  Lacerations  Eye problems  Colic  Overexertion  Lameness  First Aid Kit

3 Wounds

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7  Clean off debris  Stop the bleeding  Heavy towels and tape  Ice?  Water soluble ointment or non-occlusal dressing  Antibiotic ointment  Bandage

8 Emergency Kit  Heavy bandages  Vet Rap  Telfas  Tape  Gauze sponges  Gloves  Scissors  Silvadene or Antibiotic ointment  Flashlight or headlamp

9 Eye Problems

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14 Emergency Kit  Eye wash / saline  Fluorescein stain strips  Non-steroid eye ointment  Neo-Poly-Bac  Gentocin  Atropine  Fly Mask

15 Colic  Exam  HR  RR  Temp  GI sounds

16 Colic  Treatments  Sedation  Pain medication  Anti-spasmodic  Decompression  Surgery  Walk or not?  Tralier ride?  Food?

17 Sedation  Alpha-2  Xylazine (Rompum), Detomidine (Dormosedan), Romifidine (Sedivet)  Analgesic  Ileus  Dangerous  Injectable  Oral

18 Sedation  Acepromazine  No real analgesia  Anti-anxiety  Injectable  Oral

19 Sedation  Opiods  Butrophanol  Morphine  Require DPS license or prescription to carry

20 NSAIDs  Flunixin meglumine (Banamine)  IV or Oral  Phenylbutazone (Bute)  IV or Oral  Firocoxib (Equioxx)  IV or Oral

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22 Anti-Spasmodic

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24 First Aid Kit  Banamine Paste  Dormosedan Paste  Buscopan injectable  Stethoscope  Thermometer

25 Overexertion  Heat exhaustion  Cool horse with water and scrapers  Take rectal temp  Heart rate and pulses  Tying up  Slowly walk horse  Pain medication  Kidney failure?

26 Emergency Kit  Stethoscope  Thermometer  Oral banamine paste  Electrolyte paste

27 Lameness  Foot abscess  Sprain  Fracture

28 Foot problem  Non weight bearing  Examine bottom of foot  Clean out foot  Swelling?  Pulses?  Heat?  Hoof Tester  Farrier or Vet

29 Upper limb  Swelling  Pain to palpation / bending  Needs radiographs

30 Lameness  Foot abscess – soak  Pain medication – Bute  Swelling – ice and wrap  Consider hydro  Need vet soon

31 Emergency Kit  Hoof pick  Bandage material  Magnesium Sulfate paste or Foot poultice

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33 Horse and Rider Form  In Case Emergency  Permission / authorization for treatment  Financial limit?  Contact numbers

34 First Aid Kit  Thermometer  Stethoscope  Weight Tape  Wound Solution  Eye Antibiotic Ointment  Saline Solution  Wound antibiotic ointment  SWAT  Magnesium paste  Gauze Sponges  Towels  Duct Tape  Vet Rap  White tape  Non-stick pads  Diapers  Foot Poultice  Elastikon

35 First Aid Kit  Banamine paste  Dormosedan paste  Dexamethasone injectable  Buscopan injectable  Injectable sedative  Bute paste/powder  Alluminum spray  Fly repellant  Electrolyte paste  Water flavoring / Gatorade  Exam gloves  Twitch  Garden hose or similar short

36 First Aid Kit  Emergency numbers  Friend with trailer  Veterinarian  Insurance numbers  Authorization form  First Aid Book  Small syringes  Large syringes  Hoof knife  Multi-tool  Wire cutters  Bandage scissors  Halter  Lead rope  Light  Twitch

37 First Aid Kit  Put in large tote or plastic bin  Label it  Contents  Equine First Aid Kit  Will post to facebook and website   Facebook.com/brazosvalleyequinehospital


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