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post #11 of 22 Old 09-04-2012, 12:15 PM
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There is a thread "what causes this and how do I treat it" farther down here. Tons of advice and a fair share of arguments. And since im the one who brought up the sauerkraut treatment, of course I'll suggest this too to clear up the wound and make it treatable. The other thread even explains why it works and it helped my horse.
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Fungal diseases dont like acidic environments and the sauerkraut is just acidic enough to knock it back without causing that stinging sensation so you should give it a try
A lot of creams - especially anything oily/greasy will actually 'feed' the fungus and anything that doesn't have antifungal qualities that creates a warm damp area will also feed it.
I dont think you mentioned if you now have this horse stabled or at least on some dry standing away from the source of infection - the soil in the pasture he was in will just keep reinfecting him as the fungal spores are living in it.
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The sauerkraut is just that, sauerkraut
If you can find it get fresh, not canned. Make a poultice, secure with wax paper or Satan wrap then vetrap and duct tape. Leave it on for at least three days. If it falls off before, check the wound. It should be free of scabs, clean and pink. Then you can use any wound ointment to finish off healing. If it's not clean and scab free yet, re-do the poultice. 3 days should be enough to get it clean, but it depends on the severity of the wound.
It will kill the fungus causing the mud fever due to the enzymes and it's acidity, gently get rid of the scabs and set it up for proper healing.
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Oops...Saran wrap.....nothing to do with the devil
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Athletes foot spray!!!! Spray on 2 or 3 times a day. Do not wash legs, only dry towel if they are dirty. Your horse will start to have instant relief within a few days and you will notice the scabs healing within a few days. You will be amazed, this works!! Dont try the cream, it doesnt work quite as well. And also get a name brand spray. Shouldnt need more than 1 can to completely treat your horse. You wont ever use anything else again, its quick and easy and really takes away the pain quickly.
My horse had yucky oozing scabs, I tried a few different things, the athletes foot spray worked and it does not sting or burn!
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I have also used the sauerkraut treatment.....IT WORKED!!

A student had a horse that developed horrible thick scabbing. We went through three vets who tried everything, to no effect. I had read about sauerkraut in an old ranchers book, but had thought it was bunk.

well, I was at my wits end and decided to give it a try. I packed the sauerkraut all around the affected areas. I wrapped that in saran wrap then put quilts and wraps over that. It said to leave it on 5 days, but I just couldn't do it. After 3 days I took it off. What I found amazed me.

All the scabbing was completely gone. There was clean, pink and healing flesh where the horrible scabs were.

So scoff all you want. It did what three vets could NOT do.
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Same here, two vets and 4 months of useless treatments. I managed donekeep the sauerkraut on for not even two days, very active horse and same thing I found, nice pink and clean skin, not a single scab, clean smell. Applied corona ointment for a week after and all was done.
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Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman View Post
Oops...Saran wrap.....nothing to do with the devil
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LOL! I was wondering what that was!

Yes, there are some sure enough scoffers. Once they get a dose of drug, or wound healing resistance, which is becoming more common, they'll try something like this.

The other day I got jumped on for touting a couple remedies, including Resolve Wound Formula, which is an intricate mix of super-fast wound healing ingredients. The formula came from a Native American who worked for my husband's family in the 60's-70's. And I'm not talking bacon grease, lime, meat tenderizer...none of This is a true powerful, healing formula. This man was very well known for his equine medicinal skills. He fixed many a horse, in many cases, NO SCAR, let alone no proud flesh.

Anyway, I'm glad to have heard about the sauerkraut. I got rid of issue on my filly this past spring in a couple days with Resolve, but I love to learn about other things that work.:)

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Nowadays people forget way to easily about tried and true remedies. Much to the joy of drug manufacturers.
And I will get back with you on the Resolve, that's for sure
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Me too on the Resolve!

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