Vit A for Rainrot - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Vit A for Rainrot

This is a discussion on Vit A for Rainrot within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    Like Tree2Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        10-03-2012, 01:10 AM
      #11
    Super Moderator
    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.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        10-03-2012, 01:40 AM
      #12
    Banned
    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
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        10-03-2012, 08:54 AM
      #13
    Super Moderator
    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, 02:08 PM
      #14
    Trained
    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?
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        11-12-2012, 02:40 AM
      #15
    Banned
    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.
    Attached Images
    File Type: jpg 557625_10152235466095058_1364346323_n.jpg (42.4 KB, 37 views)
    File Type: jpg 485004_10152235319550058_711544062_n.jpg (40.5 KB, 36 views)
    File Type: jpg vita1.jpg (26.2 KB, 37 views)
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Rainrot- 2 Me- 0 DriftingShadow Horse Health 22 09-05-2012 01:27 AM
    Rainrot? TKButtermilk Horse Health 5 07-26-2010 12:49 AM
    Looks like Rainrot, but Isn't? Britt Horse Health 5 08-13-2009 12:53 PM
    Rainrot help. We Control The Chaos Horse Grooming 11 08-15-2008 02:24 PM
    rainrot giddyupgo Horse Health 12 06-02-2007 01:19 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:06 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0