Horrible rainrot - Page 4 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 37 Old 01-24-2012, 10:28 AM
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: nj
Posts: 2,290
• Horses: 0
it all depends on the feeding and nutrition they are given. i know i was giving my arabian a bunch of supplements and skin treatments to get rid of his rain rot that was minimal ,as per vet and it didnt help . but then asked here and cherie told me about vitamin a and in a week it was making improvements and i didn't have to scrub or brush like before.
agree with cherie on this one fully!!!
kait18 is offline  
post #32 of 37 Old 01-24-2012, 12:02 PM
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 6,024
• Horses: 0
Rain Rot happens with an immune system deficiency mainly brought on by the lack of Vitamin A. It is an 'indirect' result of the deficiency.

So -- pasture horses challenge their immune systems MUCH more than stalled horses in that their skin is exposed to the elements and the bacteria and fungi that cause rain rot are normal inhabitants of soil. Bottom line is that pastured horses probably have 100X more exposure to the environmental causes and challenge their inadequate immune system much more.

I have seen much more of it in horses kept outside, but there are many stalled horses that get it. Of course, there is no way to tell if they get their exposure in their stalls (doubtful) or during turn-out. They just usually do not stand around soaked to the skin like pastured horses do. Even if they are turned out to roll and play, their skin is much more likely to stay dry and the dirt and soil is much less likely to come in contact with the horse's dry skin.
Allison Finch and Trinity3205 like this.
Cherie is offline  
post #33 of 37 Old 01-24-2012, 12:10 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: South Central Ohio
Posts: 22
• Horses: 2
@ Trinity

The link seems to go to a dead page on the valley vet site. Any chance you could post the product name? We have a new rescue who could definitwely benefit from this and we would like to try it, but with the link dead, no way to track it down without the name of the product. Thank you.

"This is the stuff...Its cheap and goes a long way. You just squirt it over the horses feed. I give about 5 ccs to an average size horse at least once a month this time of the year (Usually November to March for my area) if they are not eating a fortified feed for prevention. For treatment of active infections, its 5 cc once a week for up to a month or so.
ladysun is offline  
post #34 of 37 Old 01-24-2012, 11:09 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,913
• Horses: 0
Vitamin AD Agri-labs (Farm Supplies - Cattle Health - Injectable Vitamins)

Any livestock supply website will sell injectable vitamins. For one horse, find the smaller 100 ml bottle. You can also pick them up at any veterinary supply store. It will be out on the shelf with the cattle stuff. Don't forget the syringes and needles. It is very thick and oily so buy the bigger needles 16 or 18 ga.
Left Hand Percherons is offline  
post #35 of 37 Old 01-25-2012, 02:08 AM
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sevierville, TN
Posts: 1,810
• Horses: 4
Since it is given orally to the horse instead of injected into his body thus making the need for tons of care in how it is dispensed quite low.....just poke a good enough sized hole in the rubber stopper that you can fit the plastic end of a naked syringe into minus any needle. Its much faster since its alot bigger opening.

Sorry about the link! Thanks LHP for the alternative :)

Married to my One! 10-11-13 Steampunk style:)
Trinity3205 is offline  
post #36 of 37 Old 01-25-2012, 03:06 AM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 37
• Horses: 0
Lots of stuff to learn here! Somebody mentioned Farnam Mare supplement. I was thinking about mentioning a product they used to carry on a 8 month old rescue I had with bad rain rot. I was told to try "Show Colt" or "Grow Colt" by Farnam. We could not wash him in sub zero so we did some iodine dabbing on his sores and supplimented with the Farnam product and pure Lysine on his oats. The rain rot took care of itself and he shed out in spring absolutely shiney and healthy after that. We have used kelp as suppliment for older rescues too, we just don't feed it to pregnant mares, or babies due to iodine content.
Posted via Mobile Device
SilverShadowStable is offline  
post #37 of 37 Old 01-25-2012, 03:26 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hour and a Half from Town!
Posts: 6,386
• Horses: 2
Thanks op for posting this question and Cherie, Trinity your information was invaluable!!
My old horse suffered rr terribly during the winter for two years as he went downhill and I tried everything! Excellent diet, supplements, you name it. AND ALL SUPERVIZED BY VET!
My two new geldings are in good condition but two weeks ago developed goopy eyes. My mare who is in PERFECT condition and was pastured all summer on our excellent river bottom isn't showing signs so I know/think its due to the others previous poor diets.
Getting vitamin a tomorrow!!! Thanks so much!
Posted via Mobile Device
FlyGap is offline  

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
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
Horrible, horrible news 1dog3cats17rodents Horse Grooming 26 07-21-2009 08:19 AM
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

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome