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What's the best way to get rid of rain rot when it's cold outside? He's in the pasture with no barn. I know about listerine but I really don't want to get him all wet when it's in the 20's at night.
 

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So just feed him some carrots as a good snack?
Many folks will say that horses need even more vitamin A and feed liquid vitamin A, but we've only ever fed carrots (we feed 1/2 carrot everyday) and we've never had rain rot or any skin problems.
 

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Use the A and D first. It's cheap and will clear it up. You could also use some athletes foot powder on it if it's real cold. Carrots I suspect won't cure it, just hold it at bay.
 

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I like that idea. I was hoping for some kind of powder. Any specific brand? I gave him 3 carrots today and plan on giving him some every day. I don't like this on him at all.
 

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dollar store should work just fine. You could also work a little iodine under the coat with your fingers. This way you won't get the horse soaked.

Vitamin A-D - Jeffers

a few drops of the vitamin on her feed will clear it up. Check the other post somebody put the dosing on it. That bottle will last one horse all year.
 

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I love Calmcoat. It's the best stuff on earth. It's oil based and soaks into the skin, so it should be fine in the cold. A friend of mine dealt with a BAD case of rain rot with her gelding this past summer. Her trainer had her trying all kinds of junk, but nothing worked. I gave her some of my Calmcoat and within a week, his skin was all cleared up and the hair was growing back.
 
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