Department of Environmental Health and Safety 1
To set forth policy pertaining to the content, placement, and usage of first aid kits
It must be clearly understood that first aid kits are not intended to replace the use of professional Emergency Medical Services. Rather, these kits are intended to allow persons to treat equine and/or others for minor medical incidents.
Maintain a first aid kit for the purpose of providing first aid to equine and or people of accident or
illness. First aid kits shall be accessible to all those who might need the supplies and materials contained in them. The location of these kits shall be clearly marked so that those who need to locate them may do so easily.
At least once a year you should inspect and replenish your first aid kits. Check your items for expiration dates. Due to possible allergic reactions, we shall not be held liable for any allergic reaction to oral, inhaled, or topical items in first aid kits for use by the general population.
Furthermore, it should be recognized that persons who work in the vicinity of a first aid kit may not be trained in equine or human first aid. If the injury or illness is beyond the scope of self treatment or treatment by a competent horseman or horsewoman, call or take your horse to the nearest Vet Clinic. Same for a human call 911 or go to the nearest Urgent Care or Hospital.
www.horsefirstaidkit.com has a first aid book and videos for using and applying the contents
of the kit. Instructions in the first aid kit are designed to help the horseman and horsewoman help the horse.
If all instructions are followed to the tiniest detail, treatment will help heal the affection. We won’t be held liable for any adverse reaction that could be sustained. We can guide the first aid applicant, but can’t have eyes on the subject. We try to cover all ways to not harm a horse any more than the original injury. We will always try to be available for
In order to prevent the spread of illness, bacteria and disease, it is crucial that those who assist in the administration of first aid to a horse or a human use proper personal protective equipment such as gloves and mask if needed.
Julie Parkhurst is an expert at locating injuries, treating injuries, running bandages of all sorts, and teaching people how to do it. Julie is not a Veterinarian but is held in high regard by every Veterinarian who has had experience with her. Her local Vet clinics have their techs watch her bandaging videos to learn her techniques. If people pay close attention to what she says and how she does it to the tiniest detail there shouldn’t be any injuries sustained from running bandages. She emphasizes the risks of bandages run too tight or too loose. Listening carefully will prevent injuries sustained from mixing chemicals together that shouldn’t be mixed together. She won’t be held liable for mistakes made or adverse reactions sustained. The risk of doing things wrong are way less if people watch her videos than if they don’t.