Animals: Livestock First Aid Kit

developed by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health & Industry, July 2008.


The Maine Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health and Industry, recommends developing a First Aid Kit for your livestock, so that you can be ready to deal with any farm emergency.

Be sure to store these items in a waterproof, mouseproof bin:

  • Gauze sponges
  • Cotton bandage rolls
  • Triple antibiotic ointment
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Ace self-adhering athletic bandage
  • White petroleum jelly (Bag balm)
  • Eye wash
  • Cotton tipped swabs
  • Betadine or Nolvasan (scrub and solution)
  • Sterile, non-adherent pads
  • Vet Wrap bandages
  • Latex gloves
  • Non-allergenic gloves
  • Bandage cloth tape
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Bandage scissors
  • Splints
  • Saline solution (for rinsing wounds)
  • Sterile water-based lubricant
  • Blankets (of various sizes)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Tweezers
  • Hemostats
  • Large animal rectal thermometer
  • Ziplock-type bags
  • Penicillin
  • Needles / syringes
  • Animal aspirin
  • Rope
  • Nose twitch
  • Veterinary contact information
  • Health information if available
  • Collars / halters / leads
  • Wound spray
  • Powdered gelatin (stops bleeding)

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