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post #1 of 12 Old 05-01-2008, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Help- Rain Rot

My mare has rain rot on her back and rump...I tried some betadine scrub (she's chestnut so it works :) ), but I am not able to see her often enough to keep the treatment there something like a vinegar solution that would help get rid of the stuff more quickly? If you know, please email me suggestions at <> or post on here...thanks!

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post #2 of 12 Old 05-01-2008, 03:38 PM
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MTG will work great to clear up the rain rot
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post #6 of 12 Old 05-01-2008, 07:21 PM
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Triodine! It's always worked GREAT when my horses get rainrot.

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post #7 of 12 Old 05-01-2008, 08:12 PM
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My gelding had rain rot on his rump also...and my trainer suggested a chlorhexi-something shampoo. I only needed to shampoo it onto the affected parts, let it sit for ten minutes and rinse thoroughly one time and it has seemed to work. I think it is chlorhexidine....not sure. Can anybody help with the name?
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post #8 of 12 Old 05-01-2008, 10:32 PM
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Diluted literine sprayed on the affected areas will kill it off.
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post #9 of 12 Old 05-09-2008, 05:09 PM
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There are a lot of different ways to get ride of rain rot.

MTG (mane and tail groom) - works great but you need to put it on everyday!
Iodine with some white vinegar is great! ( keeps away the flies away too)
Saurokraut also works just dab it on and watch it disappear.
Another thing I swear by is athletes foot cream! It has anti fungal stuff in it and it wipes the rain rot right out!
Clorox works great too! :)

To prevent spreading rain rot around. Drench your brushes with Lysol and it wipes out the disgusting fungus.

Hope this helps!
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post #10 of 12 Old 05-09-2008, 06:19 PM
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when i had to treat possum for it i used a betadine based product that cleared it up very quickly but yes i had to do it daily. i even did it twice daily for a week or so.

but, my wb got a touch of rainrot this year and i tried some colloidal silver. it only took a few days and it was almost clear.

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