First Aid, Vaccinations and Deworming

The following information does not take the place of your vet. However, the following are items you should have on hand to aid and supplement if necessary, until your vet arrives

  • Ointments
  • Solutions
  • Equipment and Materials
  • Medicines
  • Deworming
  • Other
  • Ophthalmic eye ointment for human or animal
  • Ophthalmic rinse - Natural Tears
  • KY Jelly for thermometer insertion, enema insertion, to lube Mom if there is a dystocia for easy removal of baby (olive oil can also be used)
  • Lotrimin etc, for treatment of fungus
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Rubbing alcohol for sterilization
  • 7% iodine for umbilical cord/navel on newborns
  • Betadine scrub for washing wounds and hands
  • Coppertox or blood stop for bleeding when cutting toenails
  • Kaopectate or Pepto Bismol
  • Mineral Oil
  • Activated charcoal, powder form, for treatment of poisoning
  • Enemas, baby enemas to help cria pass meconium. Adult enemas for constipated or sick animals.
  • Nolvasan antiseptic/disinfectant
  1. Thermometer, needed for newborns, heat stress, hypothermia, shock or infection, etc. One of the first questions a vet asks is “What is the temperature?” Normal ranges -- Adult: 99°-102° and Baby: 100°-102°, depending on time of year and temperature.
  2. Oxygen with human nose clip/clamp
  3. Syringes: 3cc/12cc/60cc - - for giving injections medicating orally, flushing wounds
  4. Needles: 20 gauge x 1” or 20 gauge x 1/2" for sub-Q. Keep on hand a Biohazard container for used needles. Give to vet when full.
  5. Shoulder length OB gloves and disposable gloves
  6. Bandage scissors (blunt nose scissors)
  7. Mouth speculum: Adult: small PVC pipe (about the size of the casing on a 60cc syringe), 6” - 8” long, covered (for padding) with vet wrap. Cria: small PVC pipe (about the size of the casing on a 20cc syringe), 4” long, covered (for padding) with vet wrap. *Note: you can use the actual syringe casings with the end cut off.
  8. Suture material and needle
  9. Film container (7% Iodine for cria's navel)
  10. Tweezers
  11. Stomach tube made from red rubber 18/20 French
  12. Vet wrap
  13. 2” adhesive tape
  14. 2” elastic bandage wrap
  15. Large coated (slick) square gauze pads
  16. Gauze wrap
  17. Shoe lace
  18. Lead and halter
  19. Duct tape and PVC pipe cut in half for splint for an injured leg
  20. 2 bottles of pedialyte, an electrolyte liquid for cria's or adults.

At Pearson Pond, we use the following medications, but consult your veterinarian.

  • LA-200 or Bio-Mycin
  • Naxcel (titricycaline)
  • Banamine, for pain and temperature
  • Ketofin, lasts 24 hours for pain and temperature
  • SMZ-TMP, for infection, neo-natal diarrhea
  • Polyflex (ampicillin for injectable suspension, veterinary)
  • Penicillin G
  • Gastro Guard paste
  • Nuflor

At Pearson Pond, we use the following medications, but consult your veterinarian.

  • Ivomec injectable or Dectomax injectable
  • Safeguard or Panacure, oral (paste or liquid)
  • Valbazen, oral, not to breeding llamas
  • Corid or Albon, for Coccidia
  • Quest paste for horses is excellent
  • Cydectin
  • Marquise paste for emac - not a dewormer, emac is not a parasite

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***This site is not designed to and does not provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, treatment or services to you or to any other individual. Pearson Pond Ranch provides general information for educational purposes only. You should not use the information in place of a consultation or the advice from your Veterinarian. Pearson Pond Ranch is not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this site.

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Jack and Tracy Pearson:
Pearson Pond Ranch & Llama Co.
242 Llama Lane (Charles Lane), #6017
Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone: (706) 276-3658
Fax: (706) 276-3680