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post #1 of 8 Old 11-15-2011, 04:39 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Sun Burn on horses?!


My horse is sunburnt on her muzzle. She wears a cover but has lost it in her paddock! I am looking for it but meanwhile she is getting really sun burnt. She is red and peeling on her muzzle. Is there anything I can do or buy whilst i am looking for her cover?

Please help!
P.S. i am really worried about her.
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-15-2011, 04:50 AM
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Put sunscreen on her. During the summer a couple of our burn easy so we just smear sunscreen in their nose. Fly mask do help but as you found out, they can come off
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post #3 of 8 Old 11-15-2011, 07:32 AM
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Diaper rash cream works good.
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post #4 of 8 Old 11-15-2011, 10:20 AM
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Put sunscreen on her nose everyday, at least SPF 30 or higher, since it is already burned I used Aloe on my gelding nose and just kept him out of the sun until it healed for a bit, then just sunscreen every day.
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post #5 of 8 Old 11-15-2011, 05:11 PM
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Sunscreen is what i do. Some people put just plain Zinc Oxide on to.

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post #6 of 8 Old 11-15-2011, 11:22 PM
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Yep, we have a paint w/ a bald face and he gets burned on his muzzle and around his white eye w/out an extended nose fly mask and sunscreen slathered on all summer long. Now that it's fall, he's finally got enough hair to cover it up!

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post #7 of 8 Old 11-17-2011, 01:35 AM
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As many have said, sunscreen. I use the spray on kind.. I spray a rag or my hand and rub it so it doesn't sweat into their eyes or nose as much. Aloe gel or diaper rash after a burn is soothing.. he'll be okay :)
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post #8 of 8 Old 11-17-2011, 03:59 AM
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Zinc cream works better than sunscreen. I'm just trying a new powdered sunscreen on my boy which I'm liking so far - he used to rub his zinc on any horse who walked by!
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