Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oak Hills CA, High Desert
• Horses: 0
I'm probably not much help, I haven't encountered cactus (yet). But my previous gelding had a small encounter with a joshua tree... I put icthamol (sp?) on it for about ooh, a week or two, until it quit draining. This stuff is like tar, and it draws, so encourages draining. Then I put an aloe vera solution on it until it was totally healed. I imagine there are other things that are better, but I already had these on hand... They worked... The joshua's have an oil on them that is super irritating, kind of like cactus I think.
Just my two cents worth.