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        10-03-2012, 12:10 AM
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    Mercy Buckets!

    So, how do you administer? Using what to squirt into mouth? I ask becuase last year Zulu had rainrot, so I want to know details.
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        10-03-2012, 12:40 AM
    I've never squirted it into his mouth! When Drif was still on strategy I would pour out a tea spoon (used a tea spoon measuring tool to measure it) an put it on top of his feed. Now I just put it on his alfalfa. He eats it no problem
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        10-03-2012, 07:54 AM
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    I just draw 5cc into an old 12cc disposable syringe, put it I the corner of a horse's mouth and they absorb all of it. I am sure it is just as good to put it on feed; It is just easier for me to squirt it like a dewormer and go on.

    I never treat topically; I just leave it alone and in a couple of weeks it is all gone and new hair growing in. I have had horses come in, especially brood mares to breed in the spring that had it all over their backs and rumps. They are completely cleared up about the same time they are ready to breed. NO horse is going to breed that is in that shape. The same lack of Vitamin A that let them get Rain Rot will keep them from having a fertile ovulation. So, when a visiting mare comes in to breed, I give her a dose of Vitamin A the day she arrives and and once a week after that until I am sure the Vitamin A in my feed can take over. It is a really cheap and effective 'fix' for a lot of things. Rain Rot is just a symptom of a greater problem, a lack of available Vitamin A in a horse's diet.
        10-03-2012, 01:08 PM
    You can ignore my post in the other tread asking about vitamin a - I just found this thread!

    This is interesting! Who suggested this to you or was it something you read? Is it something that should only be fed when there's an issue or is it a good preventative?
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        11-12-2012, 01:40 AM
    Dancing Arabian- I am so sorry I never got back to you! This past month has been crazy for me, I have rarely been on here. Cherie and some other great HF members suggested this to me. And for further proof I have attached some pictures I took last month right before Drifter's stifle fracture. His black greasy face, is healthy, shiny and beautiful now. :) It's truly amazing.
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