Basic Equine First Aid Kit

Most horse owners have certain medications/supplies they won’t be caught without. Following is a suggested list to cover most needs until the veterinarian arrives. This would make a great gift for a new horse owner!


  • Stethoscope
  • Thermometer
  • Watch
  • Flash light
  • Bandage Scissors
  • Dose syringe
  • Spare halter and lead

Bandaging supplies:

  • Pack of gauze square (4X4’s)
  • Non stick pads
  • Stretch gauze rolls
  • Sheet cotton
  • Standing wraps and bandages
  • Vet wrap
  • Elastikon
  • Roll cotton


  • One dose of Banamine or buscopam-call 1st
  • Triple antibiotic or SSD ointment
  • Bute paste, powder or tabs
  • Epsom salt
  • Mastitis cream syringe
  • Eye wash
  • Desitin

Other supplies:

  • Surgical scrub: Nolvasan or similar
  • Saline spray
  • Gloves
  • Poultice

Hoof care:

  • Duct tape
  • Soaking boots such as a “Davis Blue Boot”
  • Items to pull a shoe: Rasp and Pull offs
  • Animalintex poultice pads