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    12-01-2011, 12:36 PM
  #11
Weanling
Sky if you pm Cherie about vitamin A she is the one who got us on the Vitamin A bandwagon so to speak. She would likely reccemend you feed 5cc of injectiable Vitamin A orally for a few days to get rid of the rain rot. PM her though. She is very well read on Vitamin A. Hope this helps
     
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    12-01-2011, 12:51 PM
  #12
Showing
Alright :)
     
    12-01-2011, 01:11 PM
  #13
mls
Trained
What else have you tried besides the MTG?
     
    12-01-2011, 05:27 PM
  #14
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by mls    
What else have you tried besides the MTG?


I tried the MTG, a friend on another forum told me to remove all the scabs and use desitin, and neosporin, that didnt work. A trainer at my barn said that there is some concoction in the Med. Cabinet that clears everything up, but that didnt work either.

I gave him a good rub down with this

Eqyss Micro-Tek Natural Medicated Shampoo < Medicated Coat Applications < Horse Grooming Supplies|Dover Saddlery.

And that seemed to help for a few days, but then the rain rot came back full force.

I went out there today, and checked everything out, its def rain rot. It didnt seem like it because it just seemed like a big scab, but its the same thing I posted pics of a few weeks ago just much larger scabs, and much more of them. So I sprayed down the affected area, and followed to directions word by word, and step by step with that Eqyss Medicated Shampoo, that says it gets rid of rain rot. So maybe I just need to scrub that onto him every few days?
     
    12-01-2011, 05:53 PM
  #15
Teen Forum Moderator
You know what helped me with our new guys? Ivory dish soap and Iodine. Three of our six new guys have rain-rot, and this is the only thing that really seems to be helping our little filly, and it's easy on her skin. You just mix the two together, two parts soap to one part iodine, put on a glove (that iodine stains like you wouldn't believe ._.) give your horse a good soaking, and lather away. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes, and rinse it off. I'm doing this about once every 5-6 days and it's already starting to make an improvement, although I think it generally takes 2-3 months to clear completely...

I'd just worry about it staining Rodeo O_o might want to try some under this belly or something first, if you're going to be scrubbing any white areas. All of the OTTBs are bay, brown, or black, so we didn't have to worry about it.

And I'm sure you already know this, but just a friendly reminder to keep everything STERILE! Don't want to get rid of it mostly, then accidently give the bacteria back to him on a brush or a rag!
     
    12-01-2011, 06:25 PM
  #16
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Endiku    
You know what helped me with our new guys? Ivory dish soap and Iodine. Three of our six new guys have rain-rot, and this is the only thing that really seems to be helping our little filly, and it's easy on her skin. You just mix the two together, two parts soap to one part iodine, put on a glove (that iodine stains like you wouldn't believe ._.) give your horse a good soaking, and lather away. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes, and rinse it off. I'm doing this about once every 5-6 days and it's already starting to make an improvement, although I think it generally takes 2-3 months to clear completely...

I'd just worry about it staining Rodeo O_o might want to try some under this belly or something first, if you're going to be scrubbing any white areas. All of the OTTBs are bay, brown, or black, so we didn't have to worry about it.

And I'm sure you already know this, but just a friendly reminder to keep everything STERILE! Don't want to get rid of it mostly, then accidently give the bacteria back to him on a brush or a rag!


Thanks for the tip!! Ill have to give that a try if this medicated shampoo doest work. Sadly,he really doesnt have too much white. He has the white stocking, a few spots on each side of his neck, and one on each side of his barrel, and then of course he has the sock, and funky strip going up his one rear leg.

But yes.....right after it started, I sterilized everything of mine!! I also am not using the barn brushes, they are open for anyone to use, they sterilize them from what I have been told, but I just have a thing about using other brushes on my horse. Thanks again!!
     
    12-01-2011, 06:46 PM
  #17
Showing
Endiku! You made such a good point! I didn't think about sterilizing the brushes to prevent it from spreading.. duh! That's probably why is keeps coming back.

Urgh I feel like an idiot.. but thank you for bringing that up!
     
    12-01-2011, 10:14 PM
  #18
Trained
Clip him down really short in the affected areas. That will also pretty much clip the scabs off too and once you can get air down there, shampoo him with the Microtek and leave it on for 15 mins then rinse. After he's dry (once the short stuff is dry) then you can spray Microtek spray or gel on the affected areas and leave it on. It should clear up in no time once you've clipped him. Adding Vit A is good and will help but the clipping worked the best for me.
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    12-02-2011, 11:51 AM
  #19
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
Clip him down really short in the affected areas. That will also pretty much clip the scabs off too and once you can get air down there, shampoo him with the Microtek and leave it on for 15 mins then rinse. After he's dry (once the short stuff is dry) then you can spray Microtek spray or gel on the affected areas and leave it on. It should clear up in no time once you've clipped him. Adding Vit A is good and will help but the clipping worked the best for me.

Well that was my idea.....I was thinking that he was getting the rain rot because he was sweating due to his too thick of a winter coat. I was thinking that the coat was holding all the moisture in, causing the rain rot. My question is though, if I do clip him where the affected area is, will I have to blanket him in the cooler weather, or will he be okay?
     
    12-02-2011, 12:06 PM
  #20
Showing
I think he'd be okay, just have a few bald spots :P

I was thinking of doing that but I'm going to try the vitamin a first and see how it goes in about a month's time.
     

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