What equipment does the Paravet carry?

When Paul emptied out his bag, these were the contents

  • Iodine in a small 3" tall plastic bottle, 1" diameter
  • STOP BLOAT for treating bloat in a white plastic 4" tall bottle, 1.5" diameter
  • Boiled water in a glass bottle, 6" tall, 2.5" diameter
  • Diluted water in an 8" tall, 2.5" diameter plastic bottle
  • A measure -10" tall, 1" diameter plastic
  • Glass bottle for drenching (as above for boiled water) Drenching prevents an animal biting.
  • Kaolin for diarrhoea - plastic container 2.5" x 2.5"
  • Vaseline - plastic container 2" x 1.5" tall
  • Cotton wool
  • Needles in a plastic container 2.5" x 2"
  • Hydrogen peroxide for treating wounds - 4" tall, 2" diameter
  • Vetmycine - an aerosol spray can
  • Wormita - a de-wormer 8" x 2"
  • Veriben sachets in a packet for treating tsetse fly bites
  • Adamycin to treat tick-borne diseases
  • A set of syringes, some made from glass, others from plastic
  • An eye-ointment syringe
  • A small knife
  • A thermometer
  • Assorted tablets.


Before you begin

Web references

Specific design context
1. Product Design - A portable carrier

2. Product Design - An improved bicycle taxi seat

3. Product Design - Firewood Carrier

1. A portable carrier for vets

The area where paravets work

The origins of the roads
What are the roads like?
What are the bikes like?
How do they carry their equipment now?
What's wrong with current methods?
What distance do they travel daily?
What's their ideal carrier?
What diseases do they Treat?
What equipment do they carry?
What carrier making skills and materials are available?

  2. An improved bicycle taxi seat

The area where the taxis operate

The bicycle taxi business in Kisumu
What's a bicycle taxi like?
What are the current problems?
What would be an ideal bicycle taxi?
Have they tried other ideas
What materials and skills are available locally?
A bicycle taxi for a paravet?