07-20-2013, 11:57 AM
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MTG can be great stuff (despite its stench) but only for certain things. I've not found mane/tail growth one of them UNLESS the issue is fungus caused. These areas get too hot with all that extra hair in the sun and can cause blistering and other skin irritations.
The only thing I've found MTG good for are spots of missing hair usually believed to be associated with fungal issues like rain rot, scratches, and ring worm, etc. It works great for those issues -the sulfur in it works similar to a Lyme dip a dog or cat might get if they have ring worm. But even in these cases if it is summer and hot out I've found it best to apply in the evening so its mostly soaked in by the time the higher temps hit the next day or keep them inside with fans.
If you want better mane and tail growth it is better to first look at nutrition and improve that and then keep the mane and tail conditioned with a conditioner to prevent tangles and breakage. Don't over groom the mane and tail area because use of the comb will pull and thin the hair. And there is only so thick you can make it due to genetics.