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    08-14-2008, 01:12 PM
SWAT is a gell type bug relepant mostly used for wounds.

I've tried the fly maks with the nose gaurds things....but he won't keep them on
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    08-14-2008, 06:07 PM
Its not a mask, its kind of like a beak, just covers their nose from a halter, here is freckles :P

    08-14-2008, 06:18 PM
Some fly sprays have sun screen in them we use Ultra Shield and it works wonderful it even stops our horses coats from fading in the sun.
    09-03-2008, 10:29 PM
sunscreen on nose

Desitin for babies really does work. Our vet told us to use it for our old pony
    09-04-2008, 12:39 PM
I've got two that get really bad sunburns.
As above, just regular suntan block. At night, if it gets worse and starts to scab, I'll put on some Aloe Vera gel to help soothe it and heals up within a day or two. :)
    09-04-2008, 08:51 PM
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I cover my horses noses with Wal Mart's brand of diaper rash cream. When I'm done, you can't see any of the skin :P

The reason it works is the 10% zinc oxide it contains, which is the same as the more expensive Desitin brand.

A couple of my horses have pink areas on their upper and lower lips. I cover those areas too. They may lick their chops and get some off but it hasn't hurt anyone.

You can also buy 20% pure zinc oxide at WalMart. It comes in a red & white box and is back in the pharmacy area. I can't remember if I bought it in the foot care area or the baby care area It also stays on good, but I mix it with diaper rash cream because there's something in the diaper rash cream that makes it a lot more water repellant.

I have a friend whose APHA is pink-skinned on his entire face. She was using a high SPF sunscreen and was putting it on as thick as I put the diaper rash cream on.

She ended up having to have the vet come because the horse's pores got blocked from the sunscreen. The vet told her to use diaper rash cream so that wouldn't happen.

I am not saying that is going to happen to every horse; just wanted to post it as an FYI :)

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