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  • What grade sunscreen is best to use for face/body
  • Horse fly spray sun

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    03-01-2012, 01:52 AM
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Foal
Sunscreen/Fly spray??

Daisy is a beautiful all white, with spot of brown under forelock, Medicine Hat Paint. This will be our first sunny season with her (if it ever stops raining) and I know we need to get a plan on her skin care. I need some advise please, thanks! Is there something that can cover both concerns?
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    03-01-2012, 03:38 PM
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Foal
70 views but no replies of ideas? :(
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    03-01-2012, 05:32 PM
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Green Broke
I think people are confused by the question...so are you asking whether sunscreen on the face and flyspray on the body would be a good option?

Personally I have a mare with a "bald face", and I've found that during the sunny summer months, the best thing I can do is to use a fly mask on her face, fly spray on her body, and I use baby sunblock, spf 50, on her nose, applying it every day. Keeps her little pink nose from burning!

And if you're worried about the white on the rest of her, you might want to consider a fly sheet as well.
     
    03-01-2012, 05:34 PM
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Green Broke
Here's a good resource for fly sheets... Fly Sheets Overview ( Blankets & Sheets : Horse Tack & Supplie
     
    03-01-2012, 06:35 PM
  #5
Foal
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Originally Posted by Hoofprints in the Sand    
I think people are confused by the question...so are you asking whether sunscreen on the face and flyspray on the body would be a good option?

Personally I have a mare with a "bald face", and I've found that during the sunny summer months, the best thing I can do is to use a fly mask on her face, fly spray on her body, and I use baby sunblock, spf 50, on her nose, applying it every day. Keeps her little pink nose from burning!

And if you're worried about the white on the rest of her, you might want to consider a fly sheet as well.
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    03-01-2012, 06:43 PM
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Foal
Thank you for responding. I didn't see the confusion but I apologize if that's the case. Yes, she's white .... Everywhere, so protecting her from the sun & flies is where I was looking for advise on best practices I suppose. So "human" grade sunscreen will work? Great..I can do that...the fly sheet I'm unsure if sunscreen needs to be applied whole body or if that protects from sun too. I do have the fly mask ready. Nothing out there that covers both sun protection & flies I guess.

Thanks for taking the time to respond :)
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    03-01-2012, 07:45 PM
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Foal
My performance mare is a maximum expression Tobiano-Overo and all we've ever needed during the summer was a full-face fly mask and some of the aerosol sunscreen in SPF 30+ (we spray the sunscreen into a cupped hand and rub it into her nose since she doesn't like the sound of the spray). Regular sunscreen also works, but the aerosol is easier to rub in.

We've never had a fly sheet on her and she's been fine (though flies are only an issue around here if you're on a lake or if your horse gets Sweet Itch), no need to worry about getting sunburns on her body since the hair will usually do a good enough job at protecting the skin, but if the sun gets really intense where you are it wouldn't hurt to lightly spray the aerosol sunscreen on your mare's body.
     
    03-01-2012, 09:01 PM
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Green Broke
Also, and this is something I am dealing with now with my Grade Paint is to be aware of photo-sensitivity if horse is pastured. Kola this year, and I've had him since 2000 (?) at least, and no problems ever, but he got orange nose and cheeks, and a strange hair coat, almost like the sand at beach when waves come up and leave ripples in it. Really brittle too.

Took him to vet, and first thing he said was photo-sensitivity, and the color and coat was liver damage. He is better, but will have to be more or less on dry lot now, and best if out of sun, only out at night, and grain and hay, as don't know what he got into.

He also this year seemed to sunburn worse than ever before, around eyes too, which vet said can be a warning that horse is having problems with something they are grazing on and the sunlight.
     
    03-01-2012, 09:42 PM
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Foal
Excellent...thanks everyone! I don't want her having a brown scabby face from lack if protection like her previous owners allowed to happen :) being that she is turned out from 8-3 each day it might not be as bad as I'm thinking. Again, thank you!
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    03-03-2012, 12:27 AM
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Weanling
Honestly I disagree. Sunscreen we use may not work for your horse. I've tried different sunscreens and nothing has worked for my mare. She still sun bleaches alot. This is what I'm going to try this year, can't tell you if it works or not but I hope it will. Quic Screen Coat Sunscreen Spray - Statelinetack.com
     

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