Originally Posted by goingnowhere1
Well, rain rot is caused by having water on a horse and not drying it so...i have a bath every other week. If you keep on wetting him it may get worse. Eqyss has a topical. I found that any of their stuff works really well. Remember that rain rot won't clear up in a month. It may take all summer! So keep up what you're doing and see if it works. Gradually is the key word!
Rain rot will clear up within days if the correct treatment is given - it is a fungus which will get worse if left or if the scabs are picked off - then you get a secondary infectioin of the cbacteria Dermatopholus.
Nizoral is a human anti dandruff shampoo that contains Ketaconisol an anti fungal agent.
It works - very well and very fast.
Once the fungus is killed then the rain rot will stop spreading - works just as well on mudfever and greasy heel. The hair regrowth will depend on the time of year - i've found that it grows back really quickly and with a full change of coat you don't see any marks.
Horses in the area I live in are very prone to all three - high rainfall and often humid conditions cause it to happen very easily. Nizoral has proved itself an awesome treatment - I even have th elocal equine vets suggesting it to their clients.