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post #1 of 17 Old 04-29-2013, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Product reccomendations for rain rot?

Hi guys! My mustang has rain rot (ugh) and its my first time dealing with it as a horse owner. I'm headed to Tractor Supply and possibly my local tack store if needed. I'm going to get an iodine based shampoo, and was wondering of anyone had any product recommendations for getting rid of this nasty stuff. I have a trial size bottle of MTG, does anyone know how it works for rain rot? It's only a mild case, and the skin under the scurfy sections is gray and dry, not raw at all. He has some spots where hair is already growing back.

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post #2 of 17 Old 04-29-2013, 03:58 PM
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Tractor Supply Online Store - Enjoy searching:eqyss micro tek

I give them a bath in the MicroTek shampoo, then I use the MicroTek Gel or spray (gel is more economical over the long haul) and then after they start to clear up, I do the MicroTek bath again and then slather them with the MicroTek Rebuilder conditioner. Works great, smells good (as opposed to the MTG).

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Thanks!

Just thought of another question: I keep finding conflicting information on wether or not it's passed to horse from horse by sharing brushes, ect. Should I disinfect brushes, blankets, ect to be safe or is it unneccesary?
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Thanks!

Just thought of another question: I keep finding conflicting information on wether or not it's passed to horse from horse by sharing brushes, ect. Should I disinfect brushes, blankets, ect to be safe or is it unneccesary?
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I wash my brushes in the MicroTek Shampoo and let them soak overnight after I'm done washing and grooming the horse. It's fungal in origin so I'd say that it could be spread from horse to horse. I also feed Vit A supplement to keep skin healthy and prevent recurrence.

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^^^ actually a bacteria, not a fungus, but the info all still applies.
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I ended up getting Viodine medicated shampoo, and it treats bacterial and fungal skin conditions, so either way, I'm good. I think I'm going to stick to using MTG, as the Microtek shampoo was almost $35 dollars :-O
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MTG works really well, it just smells horrendous! Wear gloves!!!
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cure it instead of treat it, rain rot on the skin is a symptom of vitamin A deficiency. All the topical goos are just treatign a symptom and not dealing with the actual problem. It is great marketing though. You buy it, use it rain rot goes away you think its great a few weeks later it comes back you go buy more and repeat.. Tractor supply carries Dumor Gold vitamin supplement, $30 will last a horse a few months, all they need is a couple oz a day. With plenty of green grass you can taper off till fall.
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MTG truly does work smells like a cross between bacon and a just struck match but it is great stuff! Makes me think of the Buckleys commercials- taste awful but it works lol.
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LOL, MTG works.........but if you forget and don't wear surgical gloves, when you roll over in the middle of the night and your hand gets next to your nose, you will start dreaming that you've died and gone to Hades, the bacon wears off and the sulphur remains and remains and remains.......UGH!!!!! It's why I switched to Eqyss. And 2nd the vit A recommendation.

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