Pics of Banjo's skin infection - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 12 Old 08-30-2012, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 710
• Horses: 2
Originally Posted by DRichmond View Post
My choices for topical treatment would be Schreiner's, or colloidal silver, or highly diluted tea tree oil using a test spot first to determine whether there's any reaction to it. Because of the proximity to the eyes I'd use colloidal silver. Simple betadine solution would likely help too.
I am not familiar with Schreiners or colloidal silver, but will research them. Thanks. I have been told by a veterinarian who was involved in research that both tea tree and aloe actually slow healing, at least in horses. I might be overly cautious, but I am trying to gather as much info as I can while trying to treat my horse who came asking me for help today! I washed his wounds with water and hibitane soap, and applied more hibitane cream before replacing the fly mask. I do really appreciate all the input though as I have never seen this before and it is really confusing me.
DRichmond likes this.
KatieQ is offline  
post #12 of 12 Old 09-02-2012, 05:22 AM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 256
• Horses: 0
Some horses do react to tea tree oil but if you find the sores aren't clearing up with any other treatments you're trying, it may be worthwhile to give it a go. I would use colloidal silver because it is very safe to use around the head and eyes and it's an antifungal and antibacterial.

Speaking of tea tree oil, I rescued a severely emaciated horse with a super nasty case of fistulous withers, and the vet who saw him suggested euthanasia. I treated the fistulae with diluted tea tree oil, alternating with raw honey and garlic powder, and in about 2 1/2 months it was completely - and permanently - gone :)
DRichmond 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
Skin infection- wild rose bushes? KatieQ Horse Health 23 08-31-2012 08:58 PM
Banjo's first ride! KatieQ Horse Training 6 07-26-2012 04:34 PM
Banjo updates! EquestrianCowgirl4 Horse Talk 2 03-20-2012 05:44 PM
Banjo's wash day! happygoose123 Horse Pictures 7 03-17-2009 03:13 AM
Went swimming in the dam with Banjo!! happygoose123 Horse Pictures 9 02-15-2009 10:49 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