We had a terrible case of rain rot at the barn this spring. We bathed each horse in a sulfur iodine solution by soaking them to the skin in the solution and not rinsing it off. A single application cured every horse.
I found out during this period that it is contagious and is transferred from saddle pads, blankets, turnouts, and grooming tools and human hands.
So, you may want to consider cleaning your grooming tools and then no longer "sharing" among horses if you do. Also, saddle pads and blankets are really bad to share for this reason. Make sure others wash their hands before touching your horse after contact with another horse.
I will try to find out if the solution was home made or store bought. It smelled like nasty rotten eggs. Disgusting. But it was gone within a week.
Last edited by AQHSam; 08-09-2012 at 02:54 PM.