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    05-23-2011, 09:15 AM
Yes, I would recommend treating for a week after it appears to be gone to make sure that it doesn't come back. This is what I did, and I haven't had any problems since. I guess it's probably like antibiotics-- you want to continue treating for the full dose even if the symptoms disappear to make sure that everything is really gone. Good luck to you!
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    05-23-2011, 01:29 PM
I will keep on treating it until there is no sign! Thanks!
    05-23-2011, 01:53 PM
I had huge problems with ongoing fungal bacterial skin problems with my horse. My vet suggested betadine baths, very weak bleach baths, gave him this new injectible treatment, biopsied it. I bathed him so much he smelled like betadine when he sweated. Constant cleaning of tack and brushes. On and on and on.... Someone on this forum suggested giving him injectible cattle vitamin A but giving it orally. Well, I did not have any of that so I have given him high doses of supplements, flax, Omega oils, LMF, super 14 skin supplement, and horseshoers secret,anything with A in it. I really need to get the cattle stuff, would be WAY cheaper. Long story short all skin problems, including his terrible dandruff and all those fungus spots (he looked like an appaloosa for awhile from bald spots) are gone.
    05-27-2011, 10:38 PM
I thought I would post an update on the mane and tail fungus. After washing with betadine a couple of times and just not seeing big results, my vet suggested 'painting' the betadine (diluted 50/50 with water) on the area and leaving it. No rinsing. I do believe this is doing the trick. Big improvement! I'll continue the betadine until this nasty dandruff is obliterated. Now to get his mane to grow back....Hopefully this will stop the itching and new growth will fill the places he has rubbed off his mane.
Lots of interesting posts about is my 2 cents. I used it on his tail and mane before trying the betadine and it made the flakes even bigger. Much worse. I do not believe it is good for fungus, at least not on my horse.
Once the fungus is gone, I will try it to stimulate some hair growth.
    05-27-2011, 10:52 PM
Yes, I have also had that problem with MTG-- large flakes of skin came off several days after treatment. However, I use it on areas where body hair has either been rubbed or bitten off, and it works well and doesn't have this effect. I am thinking that this may just have happened because it was before bath season when I tried it, and his mane may have just been shedding excess winter scurf.

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