Ointments & Things…

Hi Everyone,

I’m not a chemical/pharmaceutical kind of girl. Never have been. Never will be.

I will say this though just to clear it up before it gets asked.

I am all for Vaccinations of humans and animals and long may it continue… I was a fully vaccinated baby and my horses have vaccinations for Tetanus, Strangles and Hendra Virus.

Ok back to my ointments & things πŸ™‚

I like to treat the boys with natural products more so than Antibiotics and Penicillins (if I can), that is because if they really do need antibiotics, like my poor old Billy Boy did in 2007 when he contract Equine Influenza then I reckon they have a better chance of working on an immune system that is not used to them and in no way desensitized to their effectiveness. I usually try natural remedies (again I stress as long as they do not need a vet and this is an option I can take without compromising their welfare), if the natural remedy does not work; then I look to the pharmaceutical option. Always remember that your horses welfare is your top responsibility.

My First Aid Kit has the following items:

  • A Thermometer
  • A Stethescope
  • A Weight Measure Tape
  • Dettol/Antiseptic Wash
  • Saline Solution for Eye Washing
  • Sting-o Solution
  • Burn Gel
  • Instant Freeze Pack
  • Betadine
  • Sudocream
  • Tricin (eye ointment)
  • Bute Powder
  • Sanitary Napkins (these are great for covering wounds and they do not stick to the cut at all)
  • Medical Tape
  • Gaffa Tape (for strapping on bandages in wet weather)
  • Sulphur
  • Copper Sulphate
  • Methylated Spirits
  • Vaseline
  • Vet Wrap Bandages
  • Wound Dressings
  • Gauze
  • Medi-Quattro Cream (it has a light antiseptic for pain relief)
  • Paw Paw Cream
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Lavender Drops (this helps calm them)
  • Bepanthen Cream (for the itch! It’s amazing and soothing)
  • Pinetarsol Solution (for the itch! amazing and stops them scratching)
  • Melolin Dressing (it is non stick)


Please see the following video on Betadine and Sudocream πŸ™‚

Please see the following video on treating Billy’s eye πŸ™‚

I will do more of these in the future.

What tricks of the trade do you have?

Do you see any items I am missing?

Do you have any remedies that work for you that you would like to share?

Wherever you are in the world I hope you are having a nice day

Happy Riding & Keep Smiling

Mel x