Heidi Strawn
January 18, 2016

Make sure your livestock medicine cabinet includes the following and that you know how and when to use each:

  • baking soda (for stomach upset)
  • chlorhexidine
  • clean rags/towels
  • electrolytes
  • Epsom salts
  • injectable antibiotic, over-the-counter type
  • injectable vitamins, B Complex or B12
  • iodine antiseptic (7 percent), for foot rot large-volume syringe (empty and needleless), for flushing wounds, 35 cc
  • liquid antacid needles (16- and 18-gauge, 3/4-inch)
  • plastic self-cling wrap
  • roll cotton
  • rubber gloves
  • scissors
  • sharp blade sharps container for needle disposal
  • stethoscope syringes: 18 gauge for adult animals; 20 or 21 gauge for young animals
  • thermometer triple-antibiotic ointment for scrapes, minor wounds, etc.
  • yogurt (kept in the refrigerator
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