Sunburn+Flymasks at night-Urgent Help Needed.

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    03-28-2010, 07:32 AM
Unhappy Sunburn+Flymasks at night-Urgent Help Needed.

So for the past couple of days, I've been away at a dressage show, and my parents looked after my pony. Normally Ricky has a flymask on of a day to protect him from bugs and sunburn, but this week I let him have it off just cause the sun was hidden behind the clouds. Now this weekend while I was away, he still had his flymask off and my parents didn't put it on him.

Its pretty bad, so my goal is to just keep it clean and out of the sun. I didn't want to put any sunscreen or healing products on it just because of the proximity to his mouth. If anyone can recommend anything safe, I would greatly appreciate it.

Now my question is, can I leave his flymask on at night? I want to keep some of the bugs off it. I know some people think that horses can't see with them on at night, and I know some say they can. So should I put it on him? I see no harm in doing so?
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    03-28-2010, 07:43 AM
I would be putting some natural aloe on this burn. At night I would leave it off to insure that it has time to heal and breath
    03-28-2010, 07:50 AM
Originally Posted by Gidji    
Now my question is, can I leave his flymask on at night? I want to keep some of the bugs off it. I know some people think that horses can't see with them on at night, and I know some say they can. So should I put it on him? I see no harm in doing so?
They can see fine at night with a flymask on. I know many people that pasture board who leave the flymasks on all the time.
    03-28-2010, 07:50 AM
Aloe vera? Like the after sun burn stuff you normally put on yourself if you get sunburnt?
    03-28-2010, 07:58 AM
Not that stuff, just all natural aloe vera. It's a very powerful all natural healer. Also, I wouldn't recommend putting his fly mask on because it hurts having something touch your sunburn for hours, let alone rubbing against it. Ouch!
Anyway, try tea tree oil. It's all natural and will help the healing process immensely, it's also a natural insect repelent.
    03-28-2010, 07:59 AM
No no no the natural from the plant if it gets in the mouth it is not going to poison or make sick. If ypu buy bottled you have to read it very carefully most bottled contains witch hazel or rubbing alchol which is not good for near eyes and mouth. I would only recommend that for bug bite bumps if the horse is always trying to scratch a bug bite on theyre body. I am gathering you are somewhere where the sun is already hot enough to get sun burns so I would suggest going to a florist or a local garding place for a plant if you don't already have one. Just break off a piece squish the juices out and apply it to the infected area
    03-28-2010, 08:11 AM
Thanks for that, I guess Ill have to try that on him. Is there anything else I can do to make it heal better?
    03-29-2010, 03:28 AM
Just went over just then and I'm seriously at a loss as to what to do. I always make sure my pony has sunscreen on or has a flymask, but its so badly burnt. Its all blistered and some are red and its just ehhh. I can't get a hold of any aloe plants :( Do you think just keeping it clean with baby wipes and keeping it out of the sun will help? Or should I put something soothing on it like Sea Minerals?
    03-29-2010, 04:46 AM
Green Broke
Could we get pictures seeing it might help everyone offer advice.
    03-29-2010, 04:55 AM
I will most definitely get pics tomorrow. Its so gross.

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