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    03-23-2008, 04:50 PM
Green Broke
rain rot.... help

I believe chance has rain rot cause she's not in a stall at all she hates them and there are some very small spots all over her body where she has no hair but looks like dried skin. I know you can use MTG but its reallllly cold here like in the 20's and I don't want to give her any baths untill its atleast above 50 which will take forever this year lol. So is there anything else I could use that wont make her soaken wet?? Do you guys have any recipies to help rain rot so I wont have to buy extremely exspensive shampoo if I have to wait to give her a bath.. thxs
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    03-23-2008, 09:37 PM
Listerine diluted in water should clear it up. Or even applying rubbing alcohol on it daily will help. Anything that'll get it super dry.
    03-23-2008, 11:28 PM
Green Broke
So just apply rubbbing alochal to those spots missing hair?? Thxs soooo much :)
    03-23-2008, 11:48 PM
Put it wherever the rainrot is. So yes, the bald spots. But you also have to feel her whole body for raised patches or bumps and put the alcohol there. That should help minimize hair loss where the rainrot is just getting started.
    03-24-2008, 07:43 AM
I had 2 horses COVERED by rainrots. Looked horrible. Those were not my horses (I'd never let it go like that), but the owner just didn't care. What I did was pulling off those little bumps with fingers (as gentle as possible) and wipe the spot with alcohol right after. Took me 3 days one horse, 2 days other, but they didn't develop the sores after that and I could ride them when I was done with no problems.
    03-24-2008, 10:57 AM
You don't need to give her a bath to use mtg. Just rub it in and leave it.
    03-24-2008, 12:00 PM
Green Broke
Could I put it all over the body?? Should I groom her and make sure she's dry hten put it on.....
    03-24-2008, 01:57 PM
I would just put it on the effected areas...you don't have to have her spick and span to use it, just have to make sure you rub it down into the skin. I've been using it on my colt's rain rot all winter. I do think it would take several complete dousings to kill it (a real bath as you said) but it definitely helps with the itching and the hair loss. I'm waiting for the spring shedding and a few good baths to really kill it all. However, regular, focused treatments have kept it from spreading and progressing.
    03-24-2008, 01:58 PM
Green Broke
Lol ok thxs :) I ordered some mtg today im hoping it will be here by wednesday! Thxs :)
    03-24-2008, 02:00 PM
Yep, np:) I suggest using gloves, unless you don't mind your hands constantly smelling like bacon:P

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