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First Aide Box Contents Ideas


General First Aid Box Content for Poultry

1. small notebook

2. penlight/small flashlight

3. small zip-lock bags (for holding samples such as emesis or unusual droppings)

4. towels/paper tape

5. small bottle of general disinfectant/alcohol wipes

6. syringes (insulin or TB 5cc & 10 cc)

7. antiseptic salve/aloe vera gel

8. bottle of normal saline or artificial tears for flushing eyes or wounds

9. Q-tips/gauze squares/vet wrap

10. small bottle of hydrogen peroxide (use carefully - can cause tissue damage)

11. small container of revitalizing solution (pedialyte or 12. sports drink - replace frequently to avoid expiration)

13. quick-stop (for nails & beak only)

14. small bag of powdered sugar/flour mix to stop bleeding from flesh wounds)

15. tweezers/small nail file/small pair of scissors/hemostats

16. small pair of wire cutters/ small needle nose pliers/leg band cutters

17. liquid bandage and/or "crazy glue" for emergency skin repairs

18. Emergency Guide (available from Creative Bird Accessories, PO Box 2157, Darien, CT 06820)

19.Items can be kept in a plastic container (similar to a tackle box or tool box) available at most general merchandise or office supply stores. Pick a bright color so it can be seen at a glance when in a hurry.




Another First Aid Kit idea

Having a FIRST AID KIT in a handy and convenient location is essential when keeping birds.

One never knows when an accident can happen, be it a broken blood feather, broken leg or wing, cracked bill, etc.

Contact your avian vet as soon as possible for life threatening situations.

Minor items can be dealt with yourself & the First Aid Kit you have put together & kept stocked.

Using a plastic toolbox purchased from the local discount store makes an excellent first aid kit container.

Picking a brightly colored box will aid one in spotting it quickly in an emergency.

Items that should be included in the First Aid Kit are listed below.

You can add anything you feel is needed also.

Gauze, gauze pads,
some type of first-aid tape,
bandages, liquid bandage,
cotton swabs,
cotton balls

Scissors,
nail clippers,
nail file,
tweezers,
small pliers,
leg band cutter

Magnifying glass �
aids in seeing fibers embedded or wrapped around legs or toes

Electrolyte Solution �
such as Pedialyte (replace often) do not give solution chilled � use at room temp or slightly warmed

Eye droppers,
pipettes, syringes � for medications, solutions, or feeding

Styptic stick (Kwik Stop) used to stop bleeding on nails or beaks. NEVER use in open flesh wounds

Hydrogen Peroxide � use full strength for first time wound cleaning � follow-up uses need to be diluted 1:10 with water. The hydrogen peroxide will inhibit healing if used undiluted

Small flashlight

Antibiotic salve/ointment � Neosporin or a similar ointment � aids in preventing infection

Clean soft towel/cloth � used to control bird by wrapping around the body; cleaning or placing injured bird on

Small sealed jar (a baby food jar works great) or vacuum sealed bag of a dry handfeeding formula (include mixing & feeding instructions)

Heating pad & cloth cover � aids in keeping bird warm, these are most commonly used in green houses to strike seedlings

Phone number & address of nearest Avian Vet and Animal Hospital � including any Emergency phone numbers or pager numbers they may utilize

Notepad & pencil/pen

Soft restraints � to keep wings and feet immobile, stretch bandages are great for this

Small "zip-lock" baggies � for dropping, etc which might need to be collected, even a bag of freezer bags, they are cheap and lots of them if you need them in an emergency




BABY BIRD - EMERGENCY KIT

There is one thing that everyone who breeds birds should have - a "baby emergency kit".
It should be on hand and ready to use.

Items you will need:

A brooder.
Easy to make from the medium or large sized molded Plastic
"Kritter Keepers" available at almost any pet store.
You'll need two.

A termometer to keep an eye on the temperature.. make sure it doesn't get too hot and stuffy. and there is air circulation but no drafts

One 15 watt or 25 watt submersible fish tank heater.

Fill one Keeper about a third to 1/2 of the way with luke warm water. Put the heater on the bottom, set the other

Keeper on top, so it sits in the water.

Plug the heater in, a little red light will come on telling you it is working.

Even if it is on the highest setting its not going to melt the plastic. For a really warm brooder place a light towel on top and wrap one around the sides.

From time to time touch the side to see if it is warm.

Put about an inch of Pine shavings on the bottom.

Towels get dirty too fast and you'll be washing them all the time.

DO NOT use Cedar shavings.

Change often.

Now you have warm nest for your squabs (or whatever).

Place the plastic lid on top.

It is "vented" forquabs (or whatever).

Place the plastic lid on top.

It is "vented" for air.

Store away the other top.

This home made "water brooder" should cost around $50.00 to $70.00 total.

If it, saves lives its worth the expense.

Present water, by sticking the chicks beak in it.

Once is usually enough.



Items that should be included in the First Aid Kit are listed below. You can add anything you feel is needed also.

Aloe Vera gel

Antibiotic salve/ointment � Neosporin or a similar ointment � aids in preventing infection

Antiseptic salve/aloe Vera gel

Bandages

Bottle of normal saline or artificial tears for flushing eyes or wounds

Clean soft towel/cloth � used to control bird by wrapping around the body; cleaning or placing injured bird on

Cotton balls

Cotton swabs

Electrolyte Solution � such as Pedialyte (replace often) do not give solution chilled � use at room temp or slightly warmed

Eye droppers

Gauze, gauze pads

Heating pad & cloth cover � aids in keeping bird warm

Hydrogen Peroxide � use full strength for first time wound cleaning � follow-up uses need to be diluted 1:10 with water. The hydrogen peroxide will inhibit healing of tissue if used undiluted
Items can be kept in a plastic container (similar to a tackle box or tool box) available at most general merchandise or office supply stores. Pick a bright color so it can be seen at a glance when in a hurry

Leg band cutter

Liquid bandage and/or "crazy glue" for emergency skin repairs

Magnifying glass � aids in seeing fibres embedded or wrapped around legs or toes

Nail clippers

Nail file

Notepad & pencil/pen

Penlight/small flashlight

Phone number & address of nearest Avian Vet and Animal Hospital � including any emergency phone numbers or pager numbers they may utilize

Pipettes, syringes � for medications, solutions, or feeding

Q-tips/gauze squares/vet wrap

Quick-stop (for nails & beak only)

Scissors

Small "zip-lock" bags � for dropping, etc which might need to be collected

Small bag of powdered sugar/flour mix to stop bleeding from flesh wounds)

Small bottle of general disinfectant/alcohol wipes

Small bottle of hydrogen peroxide (use carefully - can cause tissue damage)

Small container of revitalizing solution (Pedialyte or sports drink - replace frequently to avoid expiration)

Small flashlight

Small notebook

Small pair of wire cutters/ small needle nose pliers/leg band cutters

Small zip-lock bags (for holding samples such as emesis or unusual droppings)

Soft restraints � to keep wings and feet immobile

Some type of first-aid tape

Styptic stick (Kwik Stop) used to stop bleeding on nails or beaks. NEVER use in open flesh wounds

Syringes (insulin or TB 5cc & 10 cc)

Towels/paper tape


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