How much is to much? Also, scrape treatment?

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How much is to much? Also, scrape treatment?

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    09-07-2011, 02:58 PM
How much is to much? Also, scrape treatment?

Levi has a large amount of cuts and scrapes on him, from the mare in their previous pasture, that I'm treating. And because of the cream/sauves, the dirt is sticking to those spots. And of course, since he's a black/white paint, the spots show up like crazy. So I've bathed him twice, since Saturday, with very dilute shampoo. (Vetolin shampoo, directions say two capfuls to a gallon of water, I've been using less than one capfull to the gallon). Rinsing is just got getting the chunk off those scrapes. I know its bathing a lot, and isn't the best for the skin. Any other suggestions? Or is it ok because its so diluted? Is there a safer shampoo for me to use?

Also, I've been using Swat and Tri-Care on the cuts. I've been alternating them. Is there anything else I can use? (Maybe something that doesn't attract so much dirt? LOL). Anything that works better? Thanks :)
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    09-07-2011, 03:39 PM
Could you just skip the soap and use plain water to rinse it of? As far as other things to treat them with in my opinion the swat is one of the best things to use.
    09-07-2011, 03:59 PM
You're doing well with your routine. Wound care products are just magnets to dirt! Lol
I guess you could stall him sometimes. Good thing SWAT comes in clear. It USED to come ONLY in Hot Pink! That was when everybody learned to use it under the eyes, like football players, to repel flies. (Still works, BTW.) I just used up my last hot pink jar earlier this year.
Have you ever used Corona?
American Livestock and Pet Supply, Inc. - Corona Ointment
It is thicker and stays put better than Furicin or the other stuff, IMHO.
I've never used Vetricin, but that could be a good alternative, too.
Sounds like he needs a different turn out buddy.
    09-08-2011, 10:51 AM
Originally Posted by Calmwaters    
Could you just skip the soap and use plain water to rinse it of? As far as other things to treat them with in my opinion the swat is one of the best things to use.
I do use just water, but its just not enough after a few applications of wound tmts. @corp, I havent tried corona, is it better than swat? And I used the pink swat, and didnt know it stained. My hands were pink for a while! Thanks for the replies guys :) ill keep on and if it has an ill effect I will stop.
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    09-09-2011, 08:24 AM
I always use wonder dust. Really clean out the wound, gently pat dry, and liberally pack the wonder dust on it. I have seen horrible wounds heal with just this, and since it is a powder, it doesn't attract dirt, but provides a good physical barrier that will not come off.
    09-09-2011, 10:28 AM
Ohhh! I can try that! These are just nips/scrapes. Thanks schramlily
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