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post #11 of 16 Old 11-21-2009, 09:38 PM
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I use a clean sponge and warm water.
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post #12 of 16 Old 11-22-2009, 11:50 AM
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Daytona gets stuff around her eyes a lot (she's a bit messy!), so I usually just get a wet towel, & a face brush.

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post #13 of 16 Old 11-22-2009, 02:27 PM
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We get a pack of washcloths from a discount store and use them in the barn for things such as this. We use warm water and wash faces, eyes, udders, or behinds - whatever needs doing. You can use NO MORE TEARS shampoo if you need a mild soap.
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post #14 of 16 Old 11-23-2009, 01:22 AM
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I use a lightly damp sponge for crusties etc and then use a soft brush, stroking down (so they close eye when your going over it)
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post #15 of 16 Old 11-23-2009, 06:51 AM
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i have always found that human eye wash or optrex is great is washed out with it or even put on a cotton wool piece and squeezed over the eye, eye ointments for humans are very good as well, i had a loan horse a while back that got an eye infection from a fly bite and this cleared it up in about 2 days. and made him happier too
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post #16 of 16 Old 11-23-2009, 11:01 AM
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I agree with the oil comment...I will usually dab on a bit of baby oil, do the rest of my grooming, then come back at the end with a warm wet washcloth. Usually comes off with minimal rubbing.
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