April 21, 2021 4 min read
It can be difficult to think straight when you first find your horse bleeding and injured. Adrenaline rushes through your body and makes it easy to panic. Preparation and an excellent first aid kit can help you successfully manage these crisis situations.
Start by keeping your horse wound care supplies in an easily accessible spot. Consider a portable trunk on wheels in case you need to bring your supplies to an injured horse. Prepare for an emergency by regularly evaluating your first aid kit. Check supply levels and organize as needed. When your horse is wounded, you need to know where all of your supplies are in an instant.
Keep your first aid kit stocked with basic horse wound care supplies so you’re ready for any situation.
Last but not least are the staples of every wound care kit: creams and salves. Most tack stores will have an entire aisle dedicated to triple antibiotic ointments, silver sprays, spray-on bandages, and proud flesh powders. But not all of them are good for your horse. Some of these colorful powders and sprays can actually inhibit healing and dry out your horse’s skin. You may also want to think twice before reaching for an antibiotic ointment as the widespread use of these creams is creating antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Managing a wound in a crisis situation is easier when working with products you trust. A high-quality barrier cream is one of the best products to have in your first aid kit. Zarasyl’s patented formula creates a moisturizing environment, ideal for healing. It is tailored to provide sustained delivery of orthosilicic acid to the skin. This is the bioavailable form of silicon associated with healthy connective tissue growth.
Veterinarians and horse owners alike have reported success when managing wounds with Zarasyl. Dr. Tony Kimmons, DVM, had this to say: “I’ve had several cases with deep penetrating wounds with extensive skin loss that responded extremely well to Zarasyl. There was a huge time reduction for the healing process. I’m very impressed with the results from Zarasyl!”
Add Zarasyl to your first aid kit today.