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An Equine First Aid Kit for the Trailer
Don’t leave the barn with out it ! Many horse owners intend to take their equine first aid kits or supplies from home with them when they travel, but rarely remember to do so. Traveling down the roads today with horses without adequate equine first aid protection and equipment is like playing Russian Roulette. It’s not a matter of “if” you will need emergency supplies, it’s “when”.
Negotiating today’s roadways can be hazardous enough when traveling alone. Add to your vehicle a loaded horse trailer, especially the newer living quarter’s rigs that are as long as most semi tractors and trailers, and you have drastically increased the dangers for our traveling equine partners.
Most of the time on the road with horses, is spent on a time schedule, headed to some sort of a competition, practice, appointment, or even a more relaxed recreational agenda or vacation. Anything can happen during a horse haul from colic, to cuts and scrapes, heat exhaustion, serious leg injuries, going off feed and / or water, to a more serious impact accident.
EquiMedic USA, renowned designer of a full line of equine first aid kits, offers its Trailering Kit to all horse owners who travel with their equine partners. The Trailering Kit is especially designed for situations and emergencies that might happen to your horses while traveling and during events away from home. This kit has fewer people items in it than some of EquiMedic’s kits because every hauling or towing rig should have a great human first aid kit in it at all times. So the EquiMedic Trailering Kit concentrates nearly solely on your horse’s needs while away from the barn.
Supplies and accessories for many types of wounds and injuries not only along the journey, but while at an event are the main focus of the EquiMedic USA Trailering Kit. Additionally items such as electrolytes, syringes and needles, hoof pick, flashlight and eye wash will also be found to be standard items in the Trailering Kit. As with all of EquiMedic’s complete equine first aid kits, the soft sided Trailering Kit is red so that it can be quickly and easily found in your crowded trailering tack compartment when it is needed.
The Complete Trailering Kit comes about half full so that additional items that the horse owner may wish to bring along from home will fit into the same kit. A soft sided waterproof, durable and washable kit, this Trailering Kit offers a main compartment with elastic loops to hold many bottles and jars of medications and supplies upright. Three outside zippered pockets provide additional storage and organization so that supplies can be quickly found in time of emergency need.
EquiMedic USA offers all of their first aid kits as complete kits, as well as the ability to purchase them as kit contents only, if the horse owner wishes to use a different type of kit container than the soft sided bag that is offered. Hard sided kit and gear boxes are also available from EquiMedic USA as well as the ability to go on line to their web site and build your own equine first aid kit¨ www.equimedic.com
Getting adequate equine first aid supplies in to the hands of horse owners so that they can handle immediate needs until professional help can be obtained is a strong part of the mission of this unique company. EquiMedic USA is a one stop shopping center for complete equine first aid kits, kit contents only, build your own kits, standard kits supplies, optional and additional supplies, and re-stocking supplies as they are used or might go out of date.
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