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    01-19-2013, 03:45 PM
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DuMOR® Vitamin Gold™, 10 lb. - 1026641 | Tractor Supply Company

This is what I use, lots of A, lasts a long long time, couple months, also has biotin and copper sulfate, good for hooves.
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    01-19-2013, 03:58 PM
No need to worry about the blankets and brushes. Rain rot is caused by weakened skin from nutritional deficiency and bugs that are in the soil all the time. All horses are exposed to the bugs that cause rain rot all the time. It isn't contagious like that. It can however become infected and need antibiotics.

You WILL see horses in the same living conditions get it and APPEAR to be passing it around but that it not the case. It is because they are often eating the very same things and are all becoming deficient in A at different rates. Some horses need more than others.

I would up the A immediately. Clearly the horse is already sorely deficient.

I use this *given orally over feed not injected * 5cc given once a month for prevention. I give it twice 5 ccs at 7 days apart to treat bad rain rot already in progress like your mare. Then I start on the once a month dose till green grass is up again. It will clear it up very fast. Usually have hair regrowing in 7 to 10 days with no topical treatment.
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    01-19-2013, 09:11 PM
Well, nowhere around here that I could find carries a vitamin A supplement that I can give orally, like what Trinity gave an example of. I would have to order it. I did go ahead and get the Dumor Gold and I'm going to start her on the maximum allowed for now. Thanks everyone, and I really learned something from all of this!
    01-19-2013, 09:29 PM
Whilst you are getting supplements, you can spray the affected areas w betadine or providone w/o having to won't look pretty.
    01-19-2013, 09:34 PM
At this point it's already ugly...some staining won't bother me any. I'm open to doing that, I just didn't know if it would irritate if it wasn't rinsed off.
    01-19-2013, 09:56 PM
Originally Posted by mtngrl7500    
At this point it's already ugly...some staining won't bother me any. I'm open to doing that, I just didn't know if it would irritate if it wasn't rinsed off.
I use providone (less expensive than betadine) often - on their hoofs, minor scrapes and in the summer when my mare gets sweet itch. I get it on myself (guess I am messy), it has never irritated my skin or their's. I buy it in the gallon container and just put it in little spray bottles which makes it convenient "grab".
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