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    10-13-2009, 07:47 PM
Rain Rot - Can't get on top of it

So I guess it wasn't enough stress just to move my horse to a new barn last week. The day we get there, he develops bumps on his back and rump that later turn out to be rain rot. I've been washing the scabs with medicated shampoo and iodine shampoo and scraping off the scabs as much as possible, but they keep coming back. It going to turn too cold to bath later this week, so washing them will get difficult soon. Does anyone know how to treat rain rot rapidly? I'm more than a little frustrated by this. He's never had rain rot before, so I'm already wondering if his new barn is a crap_hole.
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    10-13-2009, 10:08 PM
Desitin.. Rub it in, work it in daily and rub the loose stuff off.
    10-13-2009, 10:11 PM
Thanks, I'll try it. Do I keep picking the scabs off or let them come off by themselves?
    10-13-2009, 11:51 PM
I scritch at it to see what's loose and pick those off, then reapply the desitin as needed. I don't make a federal case out of it. Especially in winter. ;)
    10-14-2009, 12:03 AM
MTG works SUPER fast! Clean it off and over your horse with MTG and some iodine - it works very quickly on rescues I've had with SUPER bad rain rot and other skin issues.
    10-14-2009, 01:24 AM
I second the iodine. When Carolina came in she was covered in rain rot it was terrible. I soaked her with betadine and scrubbed her with a curry comb. Within a day or so of the "bath" she was better. Not much longer and her hair started growing back in, she hasn't had it since.
    10-14-2009, 07:49 PM
Well, it's supposed to rain the next 4 days. That should help. (insert eye roll here) Anyway, I slathered on Desitin, worked off what scabs came loose, wiped off the excess and then slathered on MTG and left it to sit for the next day or two until I see him again. I sure hope it's mostly gone. What a PITA! Thanks for the tips.
    10-15-2009, 12:21 PM
Make sure you clean all your brushes (I use a soap/bleach mixture) so you don't re-introduce rain rot once you've started getting it cleared up...and make sure no one else can use your horses brushes or blankets as that's one way to spread it.
    10-16-2009, 08:54 AM
I use nolvasin cream mixed with some tea tree oil. It works wonders, im talking like overnight lol. I would say about 2-3 days and its almost 100% gone. And don't wipe off the excess, leave it on. The oil keeps working and nolvasin cream keeps out oxygen so the fungus can't grow back.
    10-16-2009, 09:13 AM
Green Broke
Okayy, Well when I got Chinga he had the worst rain rot, I found baby oil got it off (But be careful if your horse is in the sun) and then washing him with medicated shampoo once a week. Also I found getting it off with a curry comb worked quite well. Also remeber to wash rugs, saddle blankets and brushes.

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