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post #1 of 5 Old 06-25-2008, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Rain rot && electrolyte question

Both of my horses have rain rot, so what is the best ointment to use to get rid of it?

Also Electrolytes, Do people just put this in their horses daily diet just because or is there usually a have to reason for it? What exactly is it used for and how do you know if you need to add it to their feed?

I'm sorry for so many questions but I try and get it all out in one post rather than 5 or 6 diffrent ones, If this is bugging someone please let me know and I will stop..

Does anyone use Strongid C 2X wormer? Is it a daily wormer or what? Is it effective? I was givin' some today and need to know what it's all about....Do you still have to use a paste wormer regular like normal?

I am going horse supply shopping next week and plan on picking up some things to have on hand, I have in mind, Corona ointment, iodine, scarlet spray, some wound powder, and I was wondering what if anyone has any suggestions on other first aid supplies or if you diagree with something I have listed...Is there anything anyone thinks I should have on hand that I havent listed, I am trying to cover all things I need before next weeks shopping trip....

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-25-2008, 04:23 AM
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For the Rainrot, MTG spray is great. I've also used human jock-itch ointment if you're wanting to go the cream way. Pretty much any good fungus killer will do you.

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-25-2008, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Aliright, thankyou Hoover, I have some fungicide solution I will try...

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-26-2008, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Could someone please help me learn about the electrolytes for horses please.....

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-26-2008, 10:19 PM
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Rain rot isn't actually a fungus--it's an actinomycete which is a type of bacteria that sorta acts like a fungus. Remove the horse from damp conditions, remove the scabs, and apply pretty much any number of antibacterial cleaners to the area---chlorhexidine, betadine, etc. Generally rain rot is self-limiting unless the horse has a condition that causes the immune system to be compromised or there is poor nutrition.

For the electrolyte question, they don't need to be given daily unless your horse is in a situation where he is sweating profusely daily. They are mostly used for horses that are working heavily in the heat. Overuse of electrolytes can lead to imbalances which aren't good for your horse. Generally, supplying a good loose mineral supplement is sufficient for horses that aren't worked hard out in the heat.

Here is a link to a good article on electrolytes:
http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle....trolyte+basics

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