EPSOM SALTS-Cleansing/soaking/healing (1/2 cup to quart warm water for soaking or for soaking a cloth to wrap around wound)
VETrx-colds, respiratory issues, mites, eye worm, many uses.
VETERICYN-wound healing, Safe for use on all animal species, Safe, Non-Toxic, no alcohol, no steriods or no antibiotics, Non-irritating and non-sensitizing, Safe if licked or ingested, Works on all animal skin types. Veterinarian recommended
BAG BALM-antibacterial ointment-scale softening, frostbite prevention (we recommend this however if you have Vaseline on hand and is readily available we do not discourage using it as needed)
Vicks (Scale mites)
Vaseline/Petroleum Jelly--frostbite prevention
BLUE KOTE-for pecking issues and treatment of frostbite (dauber works best).
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR**(see our recipe for homemade ACV-http://justfowlingaround.weebly.com/chicken-blog/category/making-vinegar )
SUGAR, BAKING SODA and SALT for homemade ELECTROLYTES** Our simple formula for a quick way to administer Electrolytes as needed. (see recipe at this link: http://justfowlingaround.weebly.com/chicken-blog/1 ) We suggest that you put together the dry ingredients in a jar, then add water as needed to administer as needed. Or you can purchase Electrolytes in the baby section of most grocery outlets to have on hand. Use electrolytes anytime there is a stress related issue. Heat stroke, predator attack, following illness if on antibiotic treatment.
WAZINE or VERMX: Worming. Wazine is broad spectrum wormer. Verm X is 100% organic, but is only useful for the most common worms; round worms. For outbreak of worms Wazine will work best the Verm X is fine for maintenance.
HEMMHOROID OINMENT- for wound healing (recommendation by Veterinarian)
PET NAIL CLIPPERS
PUPPY TRAINING PADS (we recommend this so that bedding material does not stick to wounds and for easy cleaning when birds must be isolated.)
CHICKEN DIAPERS These come in handy if you bring chickens indoors to tend to their needs.
CHICKEN SADDLES: If a hen is showing signs of rooster activity and you find the skin being torn, treat the wound, then place a saddle on so the wound can heal. Check regularly to assure the wounds are healing.
TOTE BAG (for first aid contents, a large fishing tackle box works well for your Rx supplies)
PET CARRIER OR CAGE (to isolate injured or ill animals)
IN ADDITION: Have on hand:
ALFALFA-High in protein and essential nutrients AND Ideal for bedding
CALF MANNA-High in protein and Calcium and essential nutrients-increase protein and encourage laying
HOT PEPPER FLAKES-High in Calcium and other nutrients-encourage laying and to help with the inner heat index of chickens
RICE AND PUMPKIN: Cooked Rice and Pumpkin slurry is healthy for ailing chickens since it is digestible and they like it. (A very healthy formula recommended by a Veterinarian)
EXTRA FEED: When there are winter storms, it may not always be convenient or safe to run to the feed store. We recommend that you have at least 2 extra bags of feed on hand at all times, but more would be wise. (keep your feed in a dry sealed container to prevent dampness or rodent infestation).
MERCK'S VETERINARY MANUAL: This manual has been the trusted source for livestock owners for over 50 years. Most vets do not treat fowl and if you're a fair distance from a vet you want a professional source to help you to know what to do when the vet is closed or out of reach. The manual addresses natural remedies as well as issues that require a stronger treatment. Recommended treatments for Farm livestock and domestic house pets are included in the manual.
In a worse case scenario:
IF you have a serious outbreak of illness that strikes the flock, a State Veterinarian recommends using OXINE + Agriculture lime for clean up. Oxine is better and safer than the use of Bleach. DO NOT activate Oxine. Follow ALL instructions carefully.
WORTHY OF NOTE:
As of January 2017 these antibiotics will not be available to purchase over the counter. You will need a Veterinarian Feed Directive if you have a need to use any of these products. This includes ALL tetracycline type products and all brands and manufacturers.
For further information, read our article on Veterinarian Feed Directives at the following link: http://justfowlingaround.weebly.com/chicken-blog/veterinarian-feed-directives
Some Antibiotics on the list that will require a Vet Directive:
duramycin-10 (brand name) it is tetracycline hydrochloride, (Antibiotic)
agrimycin-343 which is oxytetracycline hydrochloride-Antibiotic (We use this product when necessary because we feel it acts faster and works better)
To our knowledge Corrid will still be available for the treatment of Coccidiosis (a common illness in chicks--see the link below).
If you use medicated feed, check with your feed store to see if your product will be discontinued or if it will require a Vet Directive. NOTE: As of January 6, 2017, the medicated chick feed was still available at our local feed store.
(See below, For links to recommended products that can be purchased online)
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