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    06-29-2012, 07:57 PM
  #1
Yearling
How to get oil off?

I had my grey mare at a trainers for awhile and she would get those scrapes on her hocks and pasterns from laying down in her stall. He put some sort of oil on them to keep the flys out but now I can't get the oil out. Would it be safe to try plain old dish soap just on the oily spot?

I don't usually use shampoo on her body. I like that wand sprayer, but I do shampoo her tail to keep the stains out.

Thanks for any help.
     
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    06-29-2012, 09:16 PM
  #2
Showing
Use a shampoo designed for horses or baby shampoo. It might be petroleum jelly. Why not leave it on to keep the flies off?
     
    06-29-2012, 09:29 PM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
Use a shampoo designed for horses or baby shampoo. It might be petroleum jelly. Why not leave it on to keep the flies off?
I've tried several equine shampoos. Haven't tried Baby shampoo. Just tried a little dish soap and that didn't even help. Maybe I'll just have to wait until that hair grows out. I only wanted to wash off the mess that dripped down her leg. Not the end of the world, but messy.
     
    06-29-2012, 09:46 PM
  #4
Weanling
Try Dawn dish washing soap. That is what is used to clean wild animals after an oil spill, I would think that if it can remove petroleum products it will remove SWAT.
     
    06-29-2012, 09:56 PM
  #5
Yearling
Ok. I'll have to go buy some. I usually use Palmolive. I don't think it's SWAT though. I asked him what it was and he just said regular old oil. That tells me OIL. It did keep the flys off, but the scrape is all healed up now and I want the ick washed off. I'll keep trying.
     
    06-30-2012, 12:55 PM
  #6
Weanling
Original Dawn dishsoap is good for use on animals to remove really gunky stuff. Even animal rescue societies use it for oil soaked animals and birds after oil spill disasters! Good stuff.

P.S. For every bottle of Dawn sold, they donate one dollar to...****, brain is getting old, I can't remember who, but animal rescue/rehab people.
     
    07-01-2012, 01:15 AM
  #7
Yearling
Ok. Thanks everyone. I'm going to try some Dawn. Nothing else has worked and at the very least I can wash some dishes.
     
    07-01-2012, 05:14 AM
  #8
Super Moderator
You also need to use hot water. Cold water will not remove grease as anyone who has tried to do so on dishes, will know.
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    07-05-2012, 04:46 PM
  #9
Foal
Ok don't laugh but I watch a show called "Call of the wildman" and he use mayonnaise to clean a turtle that had went into a pond that was poluted with oil. It came off. I have also heared of Dawn doing a good job.
     
    07-05-2012, 05:00 PM
  #10
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by Blue    
Ok. I'll have to go buy some. I usually use Palmolive. I don't think it's SWAT though. I asked him what it was and he just said regular old oil. That tells me OIL. It did keep the flys off, but the scrape is all healed up now and I want the ick washed off. I'll keep trying.


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