Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
I use a vaseline-type substance on my horse. It is called Bag Balm (udder balm). It is used on cow's udders, and is gentle but extremely effective. It is thicker than vaseline, and lasts longer. I have a huge tub of it. I bought the medicated stuff. I use it on fly bites in the summer, and on small cuts (along with an antiseptic). It prevents cracking/chapping, along with keeping pests and dirt out of the wound. I would highly recommend it, as it is made for animals (cows specifically). I use it on any surface, from their ears to tails. In fact I just used it on a small cut my horse had (he lost some hair on his face) and it healed very quickly and the hair is already growing back.
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