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  • What does mtg do for horses

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    02-20-2012, 02:07 PM
  #1
Yearling
Exclamation Perfect!! Except for ...

Rainrot!! There is a horse we have just recently gone to look at, and he is pretty close to perfect. He is a four year old TB that trained for the track, but never raced. He has the most wonderful disposition, rides beautifully undersaddle, and is learning to jump, which is exactly what we wanted. On top of all of that, he is pitch black in the summer (as we are told,) and his name is Cowboy, which is the name of the horse that taught me how to jump years and years ago. (R.I.P)

The only issue is he has Rainrot. It is all over his rump, and down his back legs. I have never dealt with Rainrot before, and have no clue how to work with it. The lady that owns him now said that she just bathes him with Iodine shampoo (which we already have) but that it was going down more slowly. Is there anything more I can do? I have heard of Vitamin A, and I think MSG, but I really don't know what those are, or how to use them. Someone please help!! Also, this may be a stupid question, but Rainrot isn't contagious, is it? I have 3 other horses, and I don't want to have a mass problem. I don't suppose it is, because the lady selling is a lesson barn, so...? But still...

Thank You!!!
     
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    02-20-2012, 02:19 PM
  #2
Started
Listerine works wonders...
     
    02-20-2012, 02:55 PM
  #3
Yearling
WickedNag - Just pour it straight on? Wash him with it? Any certain color? Leave it on? Rinse it off? Dillute it with water, or straight up? Sorry, I just want to get rid of the stuff, and I want to keep it painless and safe :) I know we pour blue listerine on our manure pile to decrease the fly population ;)
     
    02-20-2012, 03:25 PM
  #4
Weanling
I have used MTG for small cases of rain rot. Just apply liberally, and you should see improvement within a few days.
     
    02-20-2012, 03:26 PM
  #5
Weanling
I've also heard about using the mouthwash, but personally would rather choose MTG. Mouthwash can be pretty strong, and the MTG is more soothing, IMO.
     
    02-20-2012, 03:28 PM
  #6
Yearling
RoosHuman - What is MTG? What does it stand for? How do I get it? Sorry about me being completely stupid, I just have never dealt with this :( I brush my horses and clean thier feet every single day, and they have blankets on in the gross weather, so they are super clean and rainrot-free.
     
    02-20-2012, 03:51 PM
  #7
Green Broke
I've used listerine too. I put it in a spray bottle and spray it directly on, wait about 10 minutes then give an iodine bath. MTG works okay, but some horses have a reaction to it and it can make matters worse so I would test an unaffected spot first to make sure the horse isn't allergic to it.
     
    02-20-2012, 06:12 PM
  #8
Yearling
Thank you everyone!! I will probably do the Listerene-Spray-Bottle trick if I get Cowboy. Thank You!!!!
     
    02-20-2012, 06:23 PM
  #9
Green Broke
By the way, you want the regular GOLD listerine, not the cool mint or any fancy flavors, they tend to sting and make the hair gross.
     
    02-20-2012, 06:34 PM
  #10
Weanling
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Originally Posted by xJumperx    
RoosHuman - What is MTG? What does it stand for? How do I get it? Sorry about me being completely stupid, I just have never dealt with this :( I brush my horses and clean thier feet every single day, and they have blankets on in the gross weather, so they are super clean and rainrot-free.
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