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post #51 of 84 Old 01-11-2013, 05:22 AM
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I use Metanium nappy rash ointment to prevent mudfever, it keeps it at bay and keeps the skin healthy, works overnight. If your horse has mudfever scabs, apply sudacream, lots of to soften, wash with hibiscrub, making sure legs are completely dry before applying Metanium. It really does work.
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post #52 of 84 Old 01-11-2013, 07:29 AM
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I grow lacto backillus pro-biotics and give them to my horses, myself and the dog. This way I know they are alive and active, and dirt cheap.
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post #53 of 84 Old 01-11-2013, 07:50 AM
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Turmeric for joints (often as good as the very expesive joint supplements)

Brewers yeast for improving gut function and much cheaper than feeding Pink Powder (it is really good at getting the most out of the feeds and a good source of vitamins)

I also feed salt and bicarbonate of soda (already mentioned), bicarb is supposed to be good at reducing the acid created by rich grass.
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post #54 of 84 Old 01-11-2013, 08:38 AM
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I've seen a couple people mention using Listerine for thrush and other things but I use it as a liniment after every ride. This was recommended to me by my equine Chiropractor. She uses it on her horses and it works great. People are always commenting on the great smell in the barn after I ride. Lol

If you do try it make sure to get the yellow Listerine. And you can dilute it but you don't have to. I've used it both ways, it never made much difference. I put it in a spray bottle and spray my horses legs with it. Then rub it in a bit. He actually seems to enjoy it.
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post #55 of 84 Old 01-17-2013, 12:46 PM
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You can buy chia seeds in bulk and give your horse 1/3 cup for a few days to clear for sand, or just feed it to give a nice, shiny coat. Chia here is less expensive than flax per pound and has more omegas.
I'm curious: is chia seed cheap where you are or is flax expensive? My grocery store sells flax for $0.80/lb and chia seed for ~$9/lb!
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post #56 of 84 Old 01-22-2013, 07:05 AM
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I make my own joint and digestive supplement - just mix even proportions of ground ginger, cinnamon and turmeric, and then feed approximately 25g/day.

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post #57 of 84 Old 01-22-2013, 07:34 AM
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I've seen a couple people mention using Listerine for thrush and other things but I use it as a liniment after every ride. This was recommended to me by my equine Chiropractor. She uses it on her horses and it works great. People are always commenting on the great smell in the barn after I ride. Lol

If you do try it make sure to get the yellow Listerine. And you can dilute it but you don't have to. I've used it both ways, it never made much difference. I put it in a spray bottle and spray my horses legs with it. Then rub it in a bit. He actually seems to enjoy it.

Apparently Listerine was first used as a floor cleaner and a cure for gonorrhoea before the makers marketed it as a mouth wash (without changing formula) - so it is very multi-purpose!

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- Listerine, which is named after Joseph Lister, inventor of antiseptics, was originally sold as an antiseptic, but then without changing the formula the company began selling it as a substance for washing floors, a cure for gonorrhoea, and then as a mouthwash. As it was the first ever mouthwash, they decided to invent the idea of halitosis to shift Listerine, and it worked, expanding the size of their company greatly.
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post #58 of 84 Old 02-13-2013, 09:44 PM
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Nope, they buy the gelatin packets (you know, the canning type, plain....haha not raspberry or orange) and mix it in the feed
Do you know what most gelatin is made from? Boiling bones, hides and even horse hooves. It is a product of the meat industry, google it. You can buy vegan type if you wish to give it to your horses, but most is made of animals. Just warning you all.

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post #59 of 84 Old 02-23-2013, 01:24 PM
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Paprika to darken coats. Works best if you start it in the winter, before shedding season. If you go to shows where they pull blood samples. Take it out of there diet two weeks prior. It isn't actually a drug but apparently it shows up.
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post #60 of 84 Old 02-27-2013, 09:56 PM
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I use Sudocream for burnt nose's in summer time its brilliant clear's it up in no time
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