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post #1 of 13 Old 03-14-2007, 05:35 AM
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Any ideas on some good products to get rid of it?
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post #2 of 13 Old 03-14-2007, 12:41 PM
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You can use an anti-fungal shampoo, but in my opinion, the best thing to do is keep the horse clean and dry and brush the hair daily to remove the rain rot scabs and damaged hair. The horse will be bald for awhile, but the sooner the nasty stuff comes off, the sooner you will see new hair growth. If there are open sores use an antibiotic ointment or spray to promote healing. Rain rot is easily prevented by using a waterproof turnout blanket or sheet or even bringing horses in to dry off regularly during the rainy season. I live in Oregon and it rains 9 months out of the year so I have plenty of experience in dealing with the issue. I've tried lots of things over the years and now I use turnout sheets and my horses come inside every night to dry off. It helps prevent mud fever too.
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post #3 of 13 Old 03-14-2007, 11:42 PM
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I'm with savepitbulls. Just keep it clean and dry and with regular grooming it will heal itself and the hair will grow back in no time! :)

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post #4 of 13 Old 04-13-2007, 10:36 PM
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What I like to do is make a mixture of antibacterial soap and betadine. I usually use antibacterial dish soap (like Ivory or Dawn) and gently scrub it in with a rubber curry comb. Then I will pour some betadine and rub that in too. Let the horse sit for about 5-10 minutes. Rinse well. Once the horse is dry, sprinkle some athletes foot powder on the areas and brush in with a soft dandy brush. Your horse will probably be bald for a week or two. Be sure to groom daily (I like to add a little powder each day). I like to bathe about every 3-4 days when warm. Be sure to disinfect your brushes after use.
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-14-2007, 11:59 AM
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crackrider has the right idea. Rain gald is caused by mud build up around the the base of the hair folicals. The hair falls out and it causes an irratation. I lived in the Pacific NW for 25 years and delt with it every winter. Mules are real suseptable to it because if they don't roll they can't survive. After it's clean spray it with Blue Coat this will dry it up instantainiously.
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post #6 of 13 Old 05-01-2007, 10:32 PM
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My mare is 20 years old and sway back, so rain rot is a constant dealing with us. I have tried lots of things. I start with a betadine bath. Then squirt some Shapely's MTG on the infected areas. End with some very diluted bleach water. It should clear up in 5-7 days with this.
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post #7 of 13 Old 05-03-2007, 05:38 PM
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I'm all for using bleach on hooves, but not on a horse's skin. It's too drying and can cause different skin issues.
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post #8 of 13 Old 05-03-2007, 06:54 PM
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post #9 of 13 Old 05-03-2007, 07:39 PM
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I use betadine, I make sure it really gets thoroughly wet. I do this once a day for two days. Then I use a mixture of 1/3 listerine (original, not mint or flavored,) 1/3 apple cider vinegar, and 1/3 water. I spray it on and again make sure it is really wet. One time a day for three days. I was dubious about this, but someone just swore by it, so... why not try it. Rain rot is gone, hair is almost grown back in, total time since start of treatment is 9 days.

Now, my environment is a dry desert. When I got Christy, she had rain rot, it went away on it's own once I kept her legs dry and clean. But... this spring it came back and really spread on her legs. We have not had hardly any rain... ? Anyway, she no longer has rain rot. Just though I post this... In case anyone want's to try it. It's pretty cheap.
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post #10 of 13 Old 05-30-2007, 10:34 PM
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I would clean the wounds and also use Immunall a feed through supplement to help get rid of the rainrot and keep it away. Very few people sell this stuff in the us but you can find more out about it at http://www.sheridancreektack.com
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