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post #1 of 15 Old 09-26-2009, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Burnt nose and bump ears.

Okay so, Duchess came with a sun burnt nose. Its peeled off on the right side and you can see lines of hair missing right around her muzzle. I've tried 3 times to put sun screen on but she completely flips out when she smells it, almost to the point of where I think she might rear.

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The Bug Eye Fly Mask w/Ears/Removable Nose Kensington (Equine - Horse Tack Supplies - Blankets Shee

Shes never had a fly mask on before so I'll have to work with her on that =/. Do these things actually work or will she loose the end of the silly thing on the first day?

Also, that fly mask has ear covers. She has these weird white bumps on the inside of her ears that she also came with. They don't hurt her because she LOVES to have the inside of her ears scratched. When I scratch them, flakes of skin come out though?
Do you think the ear covers will help cure whatever is going on with the inside of her ears?

Here is a picture. I lightened it A LOT so you could see it better.

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post #2 of 15 Old 09-26-2009, 09:41 PM
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I would be careful about scratching the insides of her ears. I did that to my horse and all the skin flakes got down into her ear and caused an infection. It was pretty painful for her and costly for us.

My solution was the Cashel Crusader fly mask with ears and nose. She LOVES it although she had never had a fly mask that she liked before.

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I would be careful about scratching the insides of her ears. I did that to my horse and all the skin flakes got down into her ear and caused an infection. It was pretty painful for her and costly for us.
Ew, I didn't even think about that. I'll cut the scratching down until her ears are healed and not flaking anymore. =/

I'm sorry but all of these goofy fly masks remind me ofa kid in highschool with headgear on LOL. They look like nerds.

I've also asked my instructor her opinion on the mask.

How easily does the nose piece pull off? I'm worried about her loosing it the first day I put it on =/.
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haha I know! They all look very funny, but they are effective!

The nosepiece on the Cashel Crusader cannot be removed. It's just a part of the regular fly mask. That's why I love it!

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Isn't there a risk of her getting it caught on a branch or something in the field and not being able to get loose or hurting herself in the process?
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When we had our white pony the vet said to put diaper lotion on the nose for sunburn. She did not seem to mind the smell as much as sunscreen and it is very thick.
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Diaper lotion helps against the sun? What brand/type did you use? I'll give most anything a try. She needs SOMETHING done before it gets any worse. :(
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I can't remember the brand he said but most important is one with zinc in it. The zinc is a super sunscreen and the diaper lotion helps heal and it is pretty darn waterproof.
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niiiice! I'll have to stop by Target tomorrow on my way to the barn and try to pick something up. Hopefully they have unscented.

Anyone else have any ideas?
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As for the bumps inside her ears, are the flies still out where you are? My horses get bumps like that in the summer and then they go away in the winter and I have discovered that those small face flies get inside the ear and like to dine there (how they get reservations, I don't know LOL). I would just keep a good fly spray handy and use it as often as you need. For getting on the ears and inside, I like to spray it on my hand and then rub it on, I don't spray at their ears with it. ;D

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