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        11-22-2010, 07:22 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Bathing question

    So Corona has been having diarrhea and its run down the backs of his legs pretty good. It's way too cold right now to give him a bath. Is there some kind of wipe or something I can use?
         
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        11-22-2010, 08:58 PM
      #2
    Foal
    I would try using baby wipes. I use them all the time on my horse during shows. They clean then up really well, and they are gentle. Oster sells a similar product like a baby wipe, but they are way more expensive and work the same.
         
        11-23-2010, 09:32 AM
      #3
    Weanling
    Baby wipes work but doing just the area that you are speaking of he will be fine to give a fast wash too. If your really worried about it use some warm water. But afterwards I would suggest putting some either vasaline or Desitine in the area to help prevent him from getting sores.
         
        11-23-2010, 02:51 PM
      #4
    Trained
    Wash him really really well once, let him dry totally and then cover the area in zinc oxide (diaper rash cream) and/or vaseline. Re apply it every time you are out.
         
        11-26-2010, 04:08 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    I've found that it is easiest to let it dry, then curry the feces off with a curry. I'd only do this with an extremely tolerant horse, though.
         
        11-26-2010, 06:55 PM
      #6
    Yearling
    If your horse is tolerant wash him then dry rapidly with a towel to get the wet off then blow dry him. My guys LOVE the blow dryer!
         
        11-26-2010, 09:58 PM
      #7
    Yearling
    Can you spot wash?? When it's cold here, I just hose the saddle spot where he sweats. Although... "cold" here is usually about 60 degrees.
         
        11-26-2010, 11:03 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    I would use warm water and dry completely. Like another said, you can use a blow dryer, not all horses like it though. My palomino loves the blow dryer. You could also use baby wipes, like another said. If he has sores from the diarrhea, don't curry it off, otherwise it will hurt and he may object. But if he is tolerant and doesn't have sores, you could brush it off like you do with dry mud. Good luck!
         

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