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  • Hibiclens rain rot pony
  • Will bacon grease help a horse with rain rot

 
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    05-08-2010, 02:07 AM
  #21
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Citrus    
The guy who shipped my horse suggested bacon grease.... I did not try that.
ROFL, I could just see the dogs following the horse around wanting to get a taste.

I think I'd have skipped that recommendation as well .
     
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    05-08-2010, 08:15 AM
  #22
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Indyhorse    
My best friend used to swear by Apple Cider Vinegar for rainrot- just poured it directly on the affected spots and scrubbed with a brush (note do not share the brushes!) She said it would clear it up in like, 4 days. I've never actually had rainrot on any of my horses so I haven't used this. Seems to me like it would burn though.

Backing up the ACV it works wonders !!!!
     
    05-09-2010, 12:38 PM
  #23
Foal
My pony had rain scald,,i used betadine,,fantastic,,,,unfortunatly you can no longer buy it in the uk anymore,,,,,,ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
     
    05-09-2010, 01:44 PM
  #24
Super Moderator
I have a shampoo that I have been using for years with great success. It is;

1/3 white vinegar (low Ph)
1/3 dish washing detergent (rinses out very easily)
1/3 cheap mouthwash (antiseptic)

Scrub horse with it and rinse. It makes the coat really shiny too.
     
    05-09-2010, 02:21 PM
  #25
Weanling
Mane & Tail "Protect" Medicated Shampoo - scrub the scabs off while washing. Then spray once a day with the Mane & Tail "Protect" Antimicrobial Medicated Spray - gone in a few days. I like MTG - but it's so greasy, I think the M&T spray is just easier to use.
     
    05-09-2010, 10:14 PM
  #26
Trained
MTG has always worked for me.

Please be careful when "scrubbing" the scabs off. It'll hurt like h*ll if you just pull them all off. I use the MTG to moisten it and soften it and you can slowly rub it off but I wouldn't just grab a comb and have at 'er.

As per bacon grease - I've never used it before, never heard of it being used for rain rot but an old cowboy once told me it worked wonders for cuts that were producing proud flesh as the bacon grease attracted flies which then ate the proud flesh down.
I don't know if it works or not but thought I'd throw that out there!
     
    05-09-2010, 10:30 PM
  #27
Yearling
When my OTTB got it, I washed his legs and put anti bacteria soap on his legs, I let the soap soak to help "soften" the scabs and went to graze him, groom, and what not. After that I gently scrubbed off some of the scabs and most of them came off easily. Now there were some that I just couldn't gently get off so I put MTG on it and came back on later day to work on it again. But if rain rot happens again im surely going to try these other ways
     
    05-11-2010, 06:14 PM
  #28
Weanling
I found a soap called "Hibiclens" at my pharmacy. Walmart sells it, Walgreens, CVS. It's a pink soap in a bluish-green bottle. It's an antimicrobial surgical soap, and I used it every other day... wet my gelding, lathered the soap, waited 5 minutes, rinsed well, 3 treatments, and within 10 days it was gone.
     
    05-12-2010, 02:22 AM
  #29
Foal
Vetericyn of course that's not a homemade remedy but it works
     
    05-12-2010, 11:45 AM
  #30
Started
I have used M-T-G, EQ Solutions soap, and athlete's foot spray. They all work. The M-T-G is expensive and greasy. The EQ Solutions soap is expensive, but it's also very easy to use and works very well on all types of fungus if you follow package directions.
     

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