Originally Posted by Kristothatina
I debated using Listerine on my mare, but decided not too. I read in many articles that the Listerine stings, and I just couldn't put my mare through that. Thank you for your insight tho! Every little bit does help.
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A 50-50 mix of original Listerine and water works very well BUT you are correct it will burn if there are big open sores. The alcohol in the Listerine will cause the burning.
It's another reason to not use MTG. The sulphur in MTG will also cause burning and has been known to bring on allergic reactions in some horses
For this time, if you can afford to, I might give serious consideration to having the vet out. It may be the rain rot has gotten far enough ahead of you the weanling could use some antibiotics and perhaps even a steroid shot. I'm against sterioid shots but sometimes there isn't a choice.
In the mean time, the best you can do is brush him every day.
Ditto on the Vitamin A. I was always skeptic but the more I read, the more sense that makes. My only hesitation in feeding too much Vitamin A is the fact that you're dealing with a baby and not an adult horse
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