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    02-20-2012, 06:38 PM
Cinny - Thank you :) I'd hate to burn the poor boy!! ... or damage his pretty coat :p

Lucky - Thanks also ;) I might use the Gold Listerene for this, but I might use it for the mane/tail! We have local TSCs all over, so that would be easy ;)

Thanks again everyone!!
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    02-20-2012, 06:53 PM
Interesting, never heard of the Listerene approach, but that makes sense I guess.
I've had excellent results with MTG though. My girl got a bad case of rain rot on her rump too, and that cleared it right up.
    02-22-2012, 01:16 AM
I use MTG with great success also! In the past I have washed them in iodine shampoo and then if the rainrot was not ready to shed off the old dead skin, I would apply desitin diaper rash cream liberally to the area. Healed the skin and helped to make the old dead stuff come off, but it did make the hair all sticky and nasty till you could wash the horse again.
As someone else said, test the mtg somewhere not noticeable, some horses are allergic to it. One member on here had her friesians tail fall out completely from using it.
    02-22-2012, 01:28 AM
What I do is take a sponge, get some warm water and some soap (any kind) and wash the rain rot. Then pick the scabs off (the water helps soften them, and makes it less painful) then pour a little bit of iodine on it. I did this about once a week and it was gone in about 2 weeks. Cowboy had it on his front left leg, then somehow in his nostril. I didn't put iodine on his nose those, and just kept it clean.

And yes, rainrot will spread. Just keep him seperate for like a week or two! Good luck
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    02-22-2012, 01:36 AM
We mixed a combination of tee tree oil, mineral oil and iodine. It worked beautifully and in less than 2 weeks, severe cases of rain rot were gone. Hair just needed to regrow.
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    02-22-2012, 02:24 AM
Eqyss micro tek always worked really well for my guy when I lived on the east coast
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    02-22-2012, 04:12 AM
I use equi-fix on my boys rainrot. He's quite prone to it on his face and legs, the rest of his body is covered for that exact reason.
Just keep it clean and apply some sort of cream, possibly one that has emu-oil in it.. The equifix for me works wonders, a week before our first show he managed to find something in his paddock and skinned his leg.. Here's me panicking, but then used the equifix once a day for that week and by show day it was covered in hair again so much that only if you looked closely could you tell he had scraped himself.
    02-22-2012, 02:27 PM
I will also jump on the listerine band wagon. Use the generic stuff in a spray bottle. Saturate the area and it should clear up pretty quickly. Cheapest way I've found to get rid of it.
    03-06-2012, 07:17 PM
My horse just had rain rot and I had her on antibiotics and a shampoo for a week and it is clearing up very fast. The hair is starting to come in slowly :)

Rain rot isn't a huge deal, if you love this horse then I think you should consider helping him get better and then you will have the horse that you wanted.
    03-07-2012, 04:20 PM
I have also used the original Listerine. I just poured straight on from the bottle and let it dry. One or two doses a few days apart was usually enough to take care of it. If the horse was completely covered I would mix half and half to cover more area and it still worked fine. The horses had a nice clean smell afterward too.

Now that I feed a vitamin/mineral supplement that has high doses of vitamin A I don't have that problem (or any other skin problem) anymore.

rain rot, rainrot

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