Recently someone asked me if I had a certain medical item and for the life of me, I had no idea. It had been so long since I had been in my medical bin that I couldn’t remember what was in there.
So, I figured it was a good time to go through it and see what was expired, unneeded or didn’t need to be purchased because I had a ton if it.
I was pleasantly surprised by how organized it was!
I went through it and again was surprised how many things were not expired! And most of it was in useable condition and stuff I would actually use.
I have a lot of bute. In paste,bolus and powder form. Just in case. And a lot of electrolytes. These usually get moved to the tack trunk during competition season, but note to self, I don’t need any more. Some Banamine, Furazone, and lots and lots of wrapping supplies.
My favorite item by far was the rectal sleeve. I have no idea why I have this. If I am going to do a fecal I throw on disposable gloves. I cannot imagine ever needing to place a rectal sleeve on. But, I kept it. Just in case (Again, in case of what I don’t know.)
I also keep my favorite medical book ever in my bin. I use it more to look at pictures while soaking a horse’s foot or trying to pass the time for some other ailment. It’s from the 1990s , or maybe 1980s, but the pictures are AMAZING and it lists like every ailment ever known.
I realize my medical bin is missing some important items, maybe epsom salt, betadine, and scrub to mention a few. But I used to be a vet tech at my current job, so I have easy access to many items I may need right away. Oh! And I do have a stethoscope, but it’s in my cubby where I can easily grab it, so isn’t pictured.
So tell me, what’s in your medical bin?