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post #1 of 8 Old 08-07-2008, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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how to clean the gunk?

You know, the gunk between the teats? I just usually use my fingers, but I know that there is a better way to do it! Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-07-2008, 08:05 PM
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I just use my fingers too and give them a good scrub during a bath. Someone suggested baby wipes. I thought that sounded a lot better then the stinky fingers method

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post #3 of 8 Old 08-07-2008, 08:36 PM
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I also always used my fingers when I cleaned my mare's. ;)
Baby wipes could work, why couldn't I have thought of that? LOL!! It's probably better.

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post #4 of 8 Old 08-08-2008, 12:36 AM
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I always use my hands also. Sure you could use baby wipes, a wash cloth, an old rag, a soft bristle brush. But you can't get at it the way you do with your fingers.

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post #5 of 8 Old 08-08-2008, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Ok. I was kinda thinking that the fingers was the best way...but I just can't get it all! And my mare loves it so much....

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post #6 of 8 Old 08-08-2008, 04:51 PM
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My vet tells me to use dishsoap and warm water.
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post #7 of 8 Old 08-08-2008, 06:43 PM
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Excaliber works great for cleaning between the teats as well the "boy parts" i always use hat with a washcloth whenver i bathe my mares. it works good and doesnt leave any residue that sop can.

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post #8 of 8 Old 08-09-2008, 11:29 AM
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We use Tuck's Medicated Pads, which are a feminine wipe for soothing things like urinary tract infections.

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