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post #1 of 8 Old 10-09-2010, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Rain Rot/MTG question!!

Hey everyone! I purchased my first horse about a month ago, he's a TWH gelding. He has been alone aside from 2 nubain goats that I have and my dogs (when they are outside), so I have been looking for another horse for him (and me, of course!:))

What I was looking for was a been there, done that kind of horse. I wanted something that anyone could ride so that I could get my boyfriend to ride with me, since my TWH doesn't like to ride alone. So, I found her! She is a 19 year old 14ish hh Arab/Appaloosa mix, just a great horse. She has been ridden in a bosal for the past 10 years and hasn't had a bit in her mouth once in that time--well today, the girl selling her popped a snaffle in her mouth and she rode in it like she's been doing it every day of her life. She is exactly what I'm looking for.

Now for the question! She seems to have, from what I have gathered through self-guided research here and elsewhere, a pretty good case of rain rot. It would make sense, since the only shelter she and the other horses had were trees, and it has been raining an awful lot here lately. I've been reading about what to do about it and came across a TON of remedies. The one I'm wondering about is MGT...exactly HOW do you apply the treatment? I know that it is an oil, so do you just rub it on and curry it in and leave it?

Any other proven treatments are welcomed!! Thanks!!
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-10-2010, 05:50 AM
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-10-2010, 09:46 AM
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I LOVE MTG! It cures everything..well most things anyway.

I just apply some to the affected areas and then rub in with my hands or a curry. Don't forget to shake the bottle before use. Oh and just use the same (currys, towels, brushes, etc.) on the infecteted horse..and clean them with a bleach solution throughout and after the rainrot.

I also like the Micro-Tek products. Especially for rain rot. Skin Problems

Good Luck!
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-10-2010, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks a bunch! I just bought a bottle. So you don't have to rinse it off or shampoo it off ever?
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-10-2010, 11:47 AM
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I leave it in and keep applying until the rain rot is gone completley. Then I wash it off.

Good Luck..just a note...MTG smells pretty bad but should work great.
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MTG smells like bacon or BBQ, hate the smell, but since I moved my horse, and no longer use MTG (only cause I don't have my own bottle yet), her rain rot has definitely gotten worse. I was a bit skeptical about using MTG because I've known several people who used it for itchy skin, not rain rot or anything, and it actually made their horses itchier, but after moving her, and seeing it get bad again, I do think that the MTG did help. I also just applied it everyday. Some days I would give her a bath cause she needed one, but then I started applying it again as soon as she was dry. What I like to do, is bathe her, soak her butt a bit, and then either take my fingers, or a flea comb, and gently remove as much of the scabs as I can, before reapplying medicine, because the scabs trap in the fungus, and keeps it from going away as well. Hopefully soon I can go and get a bottle of MTG, and start back up with it. Just make sure that you don't get it on your clothes, because the smell doesn't come out. Or wear clothes that you don't mind smelling like MTG.
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-10-2010, 06:04 PM
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We treat bad cases with scrubbing bubbles. It will cause the hair to fall out, but it needs to come out. Upping her zinc and copper intake would help as well.
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-10-2010, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much, everyone, for the advice and tips! I appreciate it! :)
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