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« Thread started on: Sep 27th, 2006, 04:30am »

The following are suggestions for first aid kits from a few good sources.
http://www.exoticbird.com/gillian/firstaid.html
Pharmacist and Toxocologist lists her Avian First Aid Kit

http://www.nipsparrot.org/Educational%20Articles_files/Avian%20First%20Aid.htm
kit and how to use it

http://www.birds2grow.com/art-avianfirstaid.html
Another good list

Additional Supplies
For those who are more experienced and/or less squeamish, or who simply live too far to get to the veterinarian quickly, you may want to add:

Popsicle sticks - for immobilizing broken legs
Ophthalmic ointment - for scratched eyes, minor conjunctivitis.
Suturing materials (surgical needles and thread) - Use only if you know what you are doing, or to save a birdís life. Take to veterinarian ASAP.
Gelfoam -stops bleeding from flesh wounds. Available from your veterinarian.
Tegaderm dressing - helps healing for burns and certain open wounds. Encourages granulation ( healing/scabbing.) Available at any pharmacy.
Lactated Ringer's solution - used for IV rehydrating of dehydrated avians and flushing wounds. (Available from your Veterinarian)
Syringes - for injectable medications and irrigation of wounds.
Oxygen - this requires a prescription from your vet to be put on file with a local supply house. This is only needed by the most experienced of bird owner/breeders.

Care for Veterinary Vaccine Syringes:
http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/epublic/live/g1443/build/g1443.pdf

http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/epublic/pages/publicationD.jsp?publicationId=431
(Neb.State) Selection and Use of Disinfectants >>>this article deals with disinfecting surfaces housing etc. and not the WOUNDS > please refer to the following excellent articles on WOUND MANAGEMENT...Injections and Suturing:
http://dlhunicorn.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=practical
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