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post #1 of 15 Old 11-09-2010, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone using Vetericyn?

My vet told me that it is only a gallon of distilled water and a tablespoon of bleach....and perhaps a little trace of salt. If you check the label, it looks like it is water, salt, bleach and another chlorinated bleach.

Now, as a consumer, if this is true, I'm ticked. As an American, I assume we're programmed to think that because something has a big price tag, it must be a great product (I was a sucker for their ads???). We would probably not think that it was a good product/good cure if someone just gave us the recipe. Regardless, it does seem like a great way for this company to make some easy money - if it really costs a few pennies a gallon to make and they can sell it for $30 a quart.

So....pls don't send me flames for this post. I'm just passing along what I heard from someone I trust.
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post #2 of 15 Old 11-09-2010, 03:28 PM
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interesting.....i use vetericyn and love it! thx for the post ....*runs off to check label....*

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post #3 of 15 Old 11-09-2010, 03:32 PM
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I use it too and love it. In one week I had a gash all healed with no proud flesh. Now I'll have to check on this.
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post #4 of 15 Old 11-09-2010, 03:48 PM
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Hmmm...the first ingredient is "electrolized water" ....not sure what that means....

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post #5 of 15 Old 11-09-2010, 03:51 PM
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I use it too. But I prefer the gel stuff, not sure how I could make that.

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post #6 of 15 Old 11-09-2010, 04:16 PM
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Our foal sliced herself in her female area this past summer. No way were we going to make her nervous about being handled in the rear by attempting to clean and disinfect the 'normal' way. Few squirts of the vetericyn once a day - healed with no issues.

I still use furazone on most wounds but the vetericyn is a very nice option for those delicate areas . . .
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post #7 of 15 Old 11-11-2010, 08:07 PM
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I represent Vetericyn and would like to provide you with some information that should clarify the confusion about Vetericyn's composition.
Vetericyn is state-of-the-art technology. The body takes water and salt to create this magnificent infection-fighting system. Vetericyn mimics these same compounds produced by the body. Diluted bleach is not a replication of these compounds.
- Antimicrobial efficacy: Vetericyn is 70 times more effective as an antimicrobial than bleach
- Toxicity: Unlike diluted bleach, Vetericyn is completely non-toxic, can be used around eyes and mouth without stinging, and accelerates healing while hydrogen peroxide inhibits healing and damages healthy tissue.
- pH: Bleach is an alkaline solution with a pH much higher (>11) than the 7.2 of Vetericyn. To get the kill effectiveness of Vetericyn, the pH of bleach and the concentration required makes it toxic, stings when applied and inhibits the healing process.
- Stability: Diluted bleach products have limited stability requiring generation at the point of use while bottled Microcyn Technology is stable over 18 months. Bleach is an alkaline product (pH > 11) simply because the elevated pH gives the product stability.
- Vetericyn has been clinically shown to induce wound healing while diluted bleach impedes wound healing. Vetericyn also possess highly useful anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine and vasodilation properties which are not found in “diluted bleach or salt water

Please refer to the document found through this link -
Maybe you can share the info with your vet?

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post #8 of 15 Old 11-12-2010, 11:08 AM
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A hundred years ago this would have been called "snake oil". The problem with "miracle wound treatments" is that you don't know how it would have healed without any other treatment. Wow, a gash that healed in a week? Yes, well that is about what is expected for wound healing in general.

I checked on their "clinical trials" which "prove" that it induces wound healing. Ummm no, nothing scientific there. Nothing can induce wound healing, and if it could it would certainly have a much higher price tag.

Let me put it to you like this- penis enlargement ok? If there were a miracle pill/treatment for penis enlargement, do you honestly think it would come for the low low one time price of $39.99 in the middle of the night on your TV?
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post #9 of 15 Old 11-12-2010, 11:17 AM
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I have a bottle of Vetericyn I was given and IMO it didn't do anything. My horse scraped the heck out of her neck trying to eat grass on the other side of a fence. I sprayed all the scrapes I noticed with Vetericyn and yes they were healing but my trainer pointed out a scrape under her mane I had completely missed and it was healing at the same rate.

Didn't do anything for the fungal infection she had in both ears. That was only getting worse until the Vet gave me something else to use.
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post #10 of 15 Old 11-12-2010, 11:23 AM
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Meh, hydrogen peroxide mixed with a weak bleach solution does the exact same thing, and doesn't cost a boatload of money.

I use straight hydrogen peroxide on myself when I have a cut, burn, or abrasion and it very much DOES speed up the healing process.

The first time I heard about Vetericyn I thought, "Yet another way to extract money from gullible people."
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