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Any ideas for a good CHEAP home remedy for rain rot?

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    12-10-2011, 10:41 PM
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Any ideas for a good CHEAP home remedy for rain rot?

Just as the title say does anyone have any ideas or proven home remedies for rain rot that are affordable? Any help would be great thanks ya'll
     
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    12-10-2011, 11:26 PM
  #2
Started
Teatree oil is very effective against rain rot. I used MTG, it worked but took a while to clear it up, betadine also works, but again takes a while. I found teatree oil to clear it up the fastest. Price will probably be anywhere from $10-20 a bottle. You only need to use a little bit so a small bottle will last a while.
     
    12-10-2011, 11:27 PM
  #3
Banned
How bad is it and how healthy is the horse? Could be a case where Vitamin A, C, and B-12 shots are warranted, plus picking all the scabs off and smothering them in baby oil.
     
    12-10-2011, 11:35 PM
  #4
Foal
It's not as bad as it was it seems to be going away on it's own but it's still on a couple spots along his back and neck and he's pretty sound and healthy and someone told me Listerene works well too but I am iffy on it
     
    12-10-2011, 11:48 PM
  #5
Super Moderator
You don't need anything to treat it with. If you give the horse a couple of doses of Vitamin A orally and then feed a good Vitamin A supplement, it will fix existing cases and prevent further cases. Just get a bottle of injectable Vitamin A from a livestock supply store and give the horse 5cc ORALLY about a week apart. Buy a good feed supplement like Fanam's Mare Plus and you will never have to treat another case of rain rot.

This will clear up an old case faster than you can treat one and if you don't correct the Vitamin A deficiency that horses get this time of year from the lack of green grass, it will just come back anyway.

Why do you think all rain rot cases are seen between now and late spring when the green grass is back again?
     
    12-11-2011, 08:22 PM
  #6
Weanling
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Originally Posted by BlckAPHAColt    
It's not as bad as it was it seems to be going away on it's own but it's still on a couple spots along his back and neck and he's pretty sound and healthy and someone told me Listerene works well too but I am iffy on it
i use listerine to prevent rainrot, and MTG if he gets it(i found out about listerine AFTER my horse got rainrot) and so far its kept it off him!
     
    12-11-2011, 09:40 PM
  #7
Trained
Use some listerine. The one time my mare got it I just soaked her in it after I pick the scabs.
     
    12-11-2011, 10:16 PM
  #8
Super Moderator
ARound here, there is a lot of green grass in all seasons, except the tail end of summer, and we still have some horses who get rain rot.
     

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