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  • Tea tree oil dilution for horses skin
  • Does tea tree oil need to be diluted on horses

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    08-30-2012, 11:25 PM
Originally Posted by DRichmond    
My choices for topical treatment would be Schreiner's, or colloidal silver, or highly diluted tea tree oil using a test spot first to determine whether there's any reaction to it. Because of the proximity to the eyes I'd use colloidal silver. Simple betadine solution would likely help too.
I am not familiar with Schreiners or colloidal silver, but will research them. Thanks. I have been told by a veterinarian who was involved in research that both tea tree and aloe actually slow healing, at least in horses. I might be overly cautious, but I am trying to gather as much info as I can while trying to treat my horse who came asking me for help today! I washed his wounds with water and hibitane soap, and applied more hibitane cream before replacing the fly mask. I do really appreciate all the input though as I have never seen this before and it is really confusing me.
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    09-02-2012, 05:22 AM
Some horses do react to tea tree oil but if you find the sores aren't clearing up with any other treatments you're trying, it may be worthwhile to give it a go. I would use colloidal silver because it is very safe to use around the head and eyes and it's an antifungal and antibacterial.

Speaking of tea tree oil, I rescued a severely emaciated horse with a super nasty case of fistulous withers, and the vet who saw him suggested euthanasia. I treated the fistulae with diluted tea tree oil, alternating with raw honey and garlic powder, and in about 2 1/2 months it was completely - and permanently - gone :)

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