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    05-06-2008, 11:35 PM
OK, it's Pet Guard Insecticidal Gel with Sunscreen by Virbac animal health. This stuff is amazing!! It's a sunscreen, insecticide, and moisturizer all in one. Your horse will hate it at first, as mine all dunked their noses in the water trough!! But they will learn to love it. It does have a nice odor to it whichis why I think my horses did that! Everyone around here (20 horses is definitely proof!!) use it! Yes, your horse will get the black skin back. Think of it as them scraping off their epidermis down to the dermis...sometimes not so far, but its going to knock off the dark color just as it does on humans. Does that make sense?

So, your mare either is itchy from bugs or a fungus. This will actually help with both....
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    05-06-2008, 11:37 PM
OOOHHHH! Somethng else I noticed upon further looking is that you recently shaved her whiskers.....did you use a moisturizer after you did it? Some horse are very sensitive to this...just an idea....
    05-07-2008, 12:24 AM
Thank you so much! I'm definitely going to try it and I'm praying that it works

It's definitely not from clipping, she had the scrapes well before we clipped.
    05-07-2008, 08:56 AM
Thanks ahearn! I'm writing that down for future reference
    05-07-2008, 11:07 AM
Very interesting!
    05-09-2008, 05:44 PM
It seems like you might've figured out what was wrong. :) My mare rubs her tail and I spray listerine on her tail and it works wonders! If you want those ugly rub soars to go away put bacon grease on it! It works great for scars and the hair will grow back the same color as the horse! :) I also use athletes foot cream for scars and scrapes. I love it!

Hope this helps!
Good luck!
    05-09-2008, 06:20 PM
Thanks for the tips, I'll try that as well. Those scrapes are ugly.
    05-10-2008, 10:11 AM
I want to add a word of warning here. Be careful what you use around the horses mouth. He may end up ingesting it so you don't want it to be a poison. Same with around the eyes.
    05-11-2008, 08:24 PM
I have never or seen a horse get scratches and cause this. Only seen it in serious injuries that cause the discoloration.
    05-22-2008, 08:57 PM
Thank you so much for telling me about the Pet Guard Insecticidal Gel with Sunscreen it's worked miracles! Most of the pink has vanished. I am eternally grateful. Really, I can't thank you enough.

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