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post #1 of 9 Old 04-21-2019, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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non-stinky MTG?

Teddy has some spots where he has rubbed off fur, I think from a variety of different causes. I'm going to try to treat the causes, but it was also recommended to me to get some M-T-G oil to apply to encourage the hair to grow back. I was told by the body worker that there is now some M-T-G that apparently has less of a smell, although she didn't know what the brand was off the top of her head. Does anyone here know? A google search only showed me (1) normal M-t-G and (2) that Magic The Gathering (MTG) players are apparently known for having B.O.
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Have you ever used MTG before on Teddy?
Some horses have terrible reactions to the ingredients used and get burn/ irritation, sometimes severe to their skin...
Do this "trial" on a small spot first and watch for a few days before taking the bottle to all his body parts just in case...far better to treat a small area if reaction occur than a large swath of animal miserable!
I would suggest trying...
Wahna-Win Complete Coat Care
This works for me and it helped...
It isn't advertised to do this, but I've used it twice now and found hair regrowth, minimized the scarring from injury {applied after outer skin healed}, stopped the itching and irritation of healing and hair follicle crazies...
Sprayed my horse 2x a day with it and it worked...like within minutes of application he stopped itching, then the heal began.
I find it also helps for bug welts, chigger bites, or just to make the coat glisten....
I found it isn't carried everywhere, but is easily available online and the website did offer a list of tack shops who carry there line of products.
I don't do M-T-G...can't stand the stench and my horses got reaction burns...threw it in the garbage can!
Stenchless would still a no-no to me because of their skin reaction.
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FYI...
** if your horse is allergic to sulfur products of any kind MTG is loaded with it and could be one of the causes of reaction**
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@horselovinguy thanks for the advice. If I get the M-T-G, I will be sure to test it on a small part first!
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I second the patch-testing, as some horses react horribly to it. And in some horses it seems to increase photo sensitivity (or maybe it's just the oil that is the culprit) to some nasty sunburns.

Personally, I don't mind the smell that much, but there is now a less "pungent" version, that seems to smell fresher...
However, it did nothing to speed-up hair regrowth when my mare lost a huge patch (talking size of 3 hands) on her neck one year.
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Evidently different horses react differently to MTG. I've found horses turning their itchy rears to have it applied and even moving their tails out of the way.



While MTG came out with a newer, less smelly version, I find the original version with sulphur smell seems to work better. Areas with hair rubbed off and even skin rubbed through improved to where one couldn't see there had been a problem. I've even used it with success on my own scalp to deal with a problem dermatologists seemed unable to fix. Because of the sulphur smell, I've also applied it to my socks when working in chigger infested grass.
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Because of the sulphur smell, I've also applied it to my socks when working in chigger infested grass.



Nice tip shared...
Thanks!!
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If you choose MTG be sure to wear gloves. I don't care how well you wash your hands, if you get them by your nose when you're sleeping you'll be convinced you died and went to hell. I use Eqyss products, have better results and it smells good.
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Because of the sulphur smell, I've also applied it to my socks when working in chigger infested grass.
Great tip, thank you!
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I tried M-T-G once and it burned both my horses' skin. This year I tried a product called KrudZapper and it is gentler because the % of sulphur is lower than in M-T-G. HOWEVER...sulphur is drying and you will reach a point where it may do more harm than good. Use it sparingly and discontinue use when you see hair growing on the rub spots.

Does your horse have any crusty/itchy/raw spots on its ventral midline? If so, the rubbing could be a reaction to migrating neck threadworm larvae.
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