Thanks for all the responses guys! Im definitely going to buy a bottle of listerine and keep it on hand...for those of you who have used it...about how long do you think before its cleared up?...
Also...i have used the Cowboy Magic Krudbuster and after one use I could tell a significant difference! Expensive stuff, but worked wonders!
My vet recommended iodine- not the kind for cows, but the kind you can buy at Wal greens. He told me to put it on about twice a week and to take all my brushes and put them into a five gallon bucket with a little bit of bleach.... somewhere between two table spoons and a quarter cup, over night, then let those dry.
Worked like a charm
The guy who shipped my horse suggested bacon grease.... I did not try that.