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  • Wash urine off of horses back legs
  • Female horse urines on inside of leg what to do for her

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    09-07-2011, 08:09 PM
  #11
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by tseluyu dylan    
apachiedragon, does the diaper rash cream also promote hair growth, somewhat off topic but I had someone tell me that if I rub it on a tail bone the tail will grow out where it is thin. Do you think this is true?
I've never heard of using diaper rash cream to help hair grow, but it certainly won't hurt. At the very least it will help heal and keep the skin moisturized, which will allow the hair to grow back.
     
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    09-09-2011, 11:56 AM
  #12
Weanling
If you are talking about what looks like basically a buildup of dead skin on the front of the cannon bones, then I know what you are talking about. My gelding has had this ever since I got him at the age of 19. I have never really seen him get pee on him, and he usually waits to pee on the sand or in his stall because he really doesn't like to be splashed. I groom him every day, and I clean everything to well....sort of a neurotic degree ;)

I once asked the vet about it, and they basically said that it is a rather common form of dermatitis. I have tried everything on him to no avail. However, my mare, who did not have it when I bought her, somehow contracted it from him (likely from the brushes- I no longer share brushes). I was successful in getting rid of it on her by using MTG on her legs every evening. Just be careful to wash it off after a few applications otherwise it can irritate the skin. I treated my gelding with the same stuff, but I think that it is just so established on him that it's impossible to get rid of at this point. I also scrubbed and brushed the legs every day and then used bleach water to sanitize the brushes afterward. Also, no sharing brushes at all.

My new gelding did not have it when I got him and still doesn't have it now. I keep all their brushes, boots, and polos separated, and this seems to do the trick. I definitely do not think that it is environmental at this point, nor do I think that it is caused by urine.

So, just thought I would share my experiences. I would recommend trying the MTG though, because it was the only thing that did work on my mare.
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    09-09-2011, 03:15 PM
  #13
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by tseluyu dylan    
Hello,

My pony gets the infection on the back legs possibly from urine?
I scrub this off every day but it continuously comes back.
Is there anything I can do so this fungus will stay away for good?
On the inside of his back legs? What does it look/feel/smell like?

When my old gelding needs his sheath cleaned, he will have smega on his back legs. He is a very oily creature!
     
    06-11-2012, 07:09 PM
  #14
Foal
My 34 year old thoroughbred gets urine scald on her hind legs. I have found using liquid paraffin the best barrier as you can plaster it on all over the legs. Then wash it off with soap at night. It also softens the scabs so that they slide off and don't crack. I use it if the horses get mud fever for the same reasons. I found the nappy cream was difficult to remove and could get a bit dirty.

Hope it helps
     
    06-13-2012, 05:21 PM
  #15
Yearling
Are his legs white? It sound more like mudfever - inwhich case wash well with Nizoral shampoo - its a human antidandruff shampoo that contains ketaconizol which will kill the fungus that is causing the problem.

Dilute with hand hot water, lather up well and work well into the skin - I use an old towelling face cloth as it gently removes scabs ready to come off.

Make you wash well around and beyond the current area of infection.

Generally I find one wash works but you may need to do more if it is very bad.
     
    06-14-2012, 03:12 AM
  #16
Foal
Urine can cause urine gall on back legs, it is high in uric acid. It isnt sterile.
     

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