Large Animal First Aid — Dairy — Penn State Extension

Your livestock and small farm animal first aid kit will need some more supplies.
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First aid is the emergency help you give to an animal that is injured or has become suddenly ill. Combining commonsense, first aid skills and available materials, you’ll be able to prevent conditions from worsening, promote recovery and even save a life.
One of the most important things about a first aid kit whether it be for humans or for animals is that it is easy to identify in an ...
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The key to a good animal first aid kit is organization and quick access. Don’t pack it full of long-term care products, think emergency use only. However, if your kit is going to be stored in a barn, antibiotics could be included as well. Store medications accordingly so you can easily access them. Of course, always contact your vet if it is a serious emergency. Use your best judgment to keep your animals happy and healthy. There are some universal items to keep on hand for healthy farm animals. Your animal first aid kid should include:
Photo provided by FlickrAn animal first-aid kit for your pet can help you treat minor injuries. In case of major injuries, call an ambulance.
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Affectionate Pet Care acknowledges the importance of emergency preparedness to ensure the safety of the pets in our care. Therefore we require all of our employees to complete an animal first aid and CPR program. Recently we have been updating our knowledge of the subject through the Colvin Run Veterinary Clinic. , Board Certified Specialist in Canine and Feline Medicine and Surgery, conducts the class. Dr. Schiller has thirteen years of experience in emergency/critical care.From the company that brought a full line of equine first aid kits to the horse industry fourteen years ago, comes a new line of companion animal pet first aid kits. EquiMedic USA, Inc., the world leader in equine first aid, has developed two sizes of small pet first aid kits under the name, PetMedic USA, Inc.In the course of this program our professionals learn how to recognize the signs that indicate that a pet is in need of medical attention. One goal is to prevent a symptom from becoming a serious problem. We learn proper methods of approaching an emergency, using restraints, and transporting to a veterinarian. First aid techniques such as control of bleeding, wound care, and monitoring of vital sings (temperature, pulse, and respiration) are covered in this program. Additionally our professionals learn how to induce vomiting if a pet has ingested a poisonous substance, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). As a last resort, when the pet shows no signs of breathing or has no heart beat from accidents such as drowning or severe electrical shock, CPR is used to revive the pet until transported to a veterinarian hospital. These techniques applied to a critically injured animal could mean the difference between life and death. PetMedic has evolved over the past two years as the Baker family has researched and sourced additional supplies for this smaller version of animal first aid kits. PetMedic USA is presently introducing a small and large version of its companion animal first aid kits in kicking off its new corporate division, PetMedic USA, Inc. Soon to follow will be an extended line of optional companion animal first aid products to augment their kits.Featuring a small and a large companion pet first aid kit, this health and safety savvy company and rodeo family, is not a newcomer to working with small animals either. Corporate owners, mother and daughter Sharon and Kelsey Baker, of South Dakota, bring a life time of working in the canine industry. Sharon was raised on her family’s farm and dog boarding facilities, K-9 Kennels. Since then she has bred and raised Brittany Spaniels, Irish Setters, English Pointers, and Black Labradors.Equine First Aid Responders, rescue groups, mounted sheriff’s patrols, state and federal park police and rangers, the US Marines, Army, Calvary, Border Patrol, Native American Indian Reservations, Mounted Police, Beach and Event Patrols, University Agricultural Colleges and a number of youth, saddle clubs and equine organizations now use various of the renowned EquiMedic USA equine first aid kits.