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  • Greasy heel treat with nizoral

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    06-11-2012, 08:05 PM
  #11
Yearling
Oldhorselady - it may work but it is painful for the horse and by picking off the scabs you risk introducing bacteria.

The Nizerol works very fast because of the ketaconisol in it. I've been doing a lot of research into these conditions because it is a big problem here.

Traditional treatment leaves horses with mudfever lame with swollen legs and distressed with the treatment - those horses that are treated with Nizoral recover very fast with no lameness or swelling and do not require any antibiotic treatment.

Because we are in a humid area we get a lot of problems with rain rot, mudfever and greasy heel so get a lot of experience dealing with it.

I have been in toouch with vets in UK, NZ and Australia all these vets are now recommending Nizoral for the treatment.

My studies ahve been done on my own horses and on the race horses that I used to look after - we generally had more than 100 horse in training at any one time so got to study many.
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    06-12-2012, 08:08 AM
  #12
Weanling
Flash had horrible rain rot when I got him. It literally covered his whole body. I spent hundreds of dollars on treatments over the span of 3 months and could not get rid of it. I ended up changing his feed to a high quality feed with added Vitamin A, and added flax seed to his diet and stopped all other treatments as they wern't working anyways. Within two days, it was starting to clear up, and in a week it was completely gone! I havn't had an issue since and have kept him on the feed and flaxseed. Most sweet feeds are pretty crummy foods- kind of like feeding a kid candy all the time. Could you possibly speak to the rescue about changing his feed? Feeds are not too pricey, and if you told them you would look after the price of feed, I can't see them turning you down. I personnaly love Blueseal, but there are all kinds of great brands out there that are much better than sweet feed.
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    06-12-2012, 09:39 AM
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Foal
I think I'm going to try. He's already improved since I started adding supplements, but I think he will change completely if I get him off that food. I'm wondering if I just cut him down to like a half a scoop of it and add a half a scoop of the pellet I have the other horses on. It's called Seminole Wellness Perform Safe. It has a rice bloom supplement in it and my other horses look great.
     
    06-12-2012, 03:56 PM
  #14
Yearling
Crazyfilly are you able to get a mineral block to leave with him 24/7 - you need one that also includes Copper and Zinc - bothe these minerals are important for healthy skin.

Recently I moved my filly to new grazing - I forgot to take her mineral block. I was then away for a week. While I was away the lady keeping an eye on her phoned to tell me that the filly had terrible scabs on her face. As soon as I got home I bought a block and left it in her paddock, within two days the scabs were dropping off and the skin healing underneath.

As a weanling she developed a scabby face when the block had been finished since then, there has always been a block in the paddock and everyone has been free of mudfever (3 horses x many white legs) rain scald and greasy heel.
     

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