My horse has quite nasty though superficial wound (saddlebag rub) on his back and I was adviced to buy a "silver spray" to put on the wound by my trainer, he showed me the bottle. I read the label and it said it contains aluminium but it was simply called "Silver spray" (I didn't remember the brand) so I went to the riding equipment store today and asked for a "Silver spray". However later I noticed that what I was sold is not an aluminium spray but zinc oxide spray (supposedly silver coloured too). Judging by the description on the label it should be more or less the same thing... But I want to ask more knowledgeable people - what is the difference? There must be some since aluminium and zinc are two completely different metals. I went to a local veterinarian but they were busy to talk to me, the secretary/nurse was just telling me something about cremes, I don't think she knew what I was asking about at all. Shall I buy the aluminium spray or shall I just use the zinc oxide spray that I have? If I remember correctly what the trainer was telling me the spray is supposed to not only coat the wound and keep it "safe" but also to soften it. I feel like going to another veterinarian tomorrow and asking him but I don't want to complicate things too much and end up with a bunch of "silver sprays" that are all the same. There probably isn't much difference anyway, right?
Thank you for all the information and shared experiences, if you have any with these sprays.