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post #1 of 7 Old 09-25-2016, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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Treatment for irritated hind end?

My mare Kodak has been a bundle of nerves since we got her. Her manure has been runny off and on since she came here three months ago. It will solidify for a while, then get soft again when she is anxious. I've got her on a probiotic and the vet has been in to see her a few times. She was wormed, but I am going to collect manure to do a fecal egg count and worm again now that we've had our first frost.

She also squirts a lot - maybe she's in heat? In any case, her hind end is just all irritated, and I can't help but think it must be painful when I ride her. All that rubbing... I wash her down as often as I need to, but I'm wondering if any of you can recommend something I can smear on her bum to help with the irritation. She's not rubbing her tail or anything, but the skin is flaking in places between her "cheeks". I'm not talking about putting something on her anus, just between her legs where the stool runs down. Would you put on vaseline or diaper cream? Or would a powder be better? Or is it best to leave it clean to air out? It's getting pretty cold here, so nothing that would freeze up too easily.
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-25-2016, 01:27 PM
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Vaseline will keep it from sticking to her, that's what I've always heard to use. However your mention of diaper cream makes me think that might be better simply for the fact that it stays on better than Vaseline does or at least it does when I put it on for scratches, never used it for diarrhea.

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Monkey Butt powder is great for chaffing.

Not sure it would help in the mares case. One thinks diaper cream might be more protecting.
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I used this stuff on Fabio when he had the constant runs - https://www.amazon.com/Medline-Remed.../dp/B000UDC21C
It worked pretty well! Typically I only had to apply it every other day, or so.


Thankfully, once his RER got more under control, the runs stopped. I guess having near constant loose poop/diarrhea can be a symptom of one of the various muscle myopathies - they're stressed by the disease/life which causes digestive upset which causes the loose poop. Who knew!

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Hemorrhoid ointment ( not the cream) is also good:)

I use Walmart's brand. I just bought up a bunch, lollol

Another use is to smother bot fly eggs, if I can't get them all off with a scraper.

Or the self-migrating bot eggs under the jowels are near impossible for me because I don't have much in the way of fingernails, so I smother them with hemorrhoid ointment because it also helps with the itch they cause.

I love that stuff for a million different reasons that don't have a thing to do with the original intent, lol
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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! I'm using up some leftover diaper cream from when the kids were little, but will check some pharmacies to see if I can find something more effective. And less goopy!

If her runny stool doesn't stabilize soon we'll have to run some tests I think. But I remember Harley had runny stool for the first few months too so I'm going to do the fecal egg count and then give it a bit more time to see if it will improve.
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Try the cream. We are dealing with loose stools too. Mostly when we ride - my new mare is extremely excitable when I first saddle up and ride. She pees and poos more than any other horse I have ever had (and there have been many!) to th point that her manure is mostly liquid by mid-ride. I know it is just jitters and she needs to settle in. But her hiney is also a little chafed. My vet recommended beet pulp before rides to settle her stomach and using vasoline on her sensitive parts if needed.
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