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    10-14-2012, 08:50 PM
Bathing question about rain rot

So my horse has rain rot. The problem is that it's only supposed to be a high of 59 degrees tomorrow. How can I treat him if I can't bathe him???
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    10-14-2012, 09:07 PM
I have Absorbine, with tea tree oil. It works wonders. You spray it on affected areas . Don't rinse. 2x daily until infection is gone. Its also good for ring worm, and other bacterial infection.
    10-14-2012, 09:16 PM
Can you get that anywhere? Like tractor supply?
    10-14-2012, 09:23 PM
I don't know, I usually see it in places that carry horses supplies or tack. Its in a smaller type bottle and came with a medicated wash as well.
    10-14-2012, 11:21 PM
You can probably get it online like Or Dovers
    10-15-2012, 01:47 AM
Green Broke
Linimint is at TSC. As for the tea tree oil, a health food store near you should carry it.
    10-15-2012, 01:47 AM
Green Broke
Oh and apple cider vinegar will kill bacteria ..
    10-15-2012, 02:11 AM
I wasn’t sure what rain rot was but it wounded like scald, which many of the horses on a station I worked on in the Northern Territory got during the wet season. I googled it and it turns out its probably the same stuff. I never encountered it before I worked up there (and that was many years ago now), and it only happened in the wet season, the place is monsoonal. Our head stockman used to mix up a mixture of diesel and something, it might have been vegi oil (it was about 18 years ago now, I can't quite remember exactly what it was), and we'd spray that on their back and it seemed to clear it up eventually. But anyway, when I googled it to see if rain rot was scald, the website I found recommended the original Listerine mouthwash, the foul tasting golden coloured one. It said that scaled/rain rot is caused by a bacteria that gets into the horses skin. Apparently you should fill up a spray bottle with the mouthwash and do a combination of spray it on and brush off the loose clumps of hair with a brush. Here is the link to the site.
    10-15-2012, 02:12 AM
Sorry, sounded like scald, not wounded like scald.
    10-15-2012, 02:18 AM
Green Broke
I read that listerine works!
I would not use diesel..

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