rain rot on mare

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by fowler_chick, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. fowler_chick

    fowler_chick Songster

    Feb 8, 2009
    South Western Kansas
    does any one have a natural way ofr treating rain rot?, it seem's like my daughters mare has it.
  2. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Songster

    Jan 13, 2009
    fort ashby, wv
    you can get antifungal spray from tractor supply
  3. cassie

    cassie Crowing

    Mar 19, 2009
    Just spray on some BluKote. It works on fungus and bacterial infections both.
  4. Akane

    Akane Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    Ugh so frustrating. I had a tea tree oil spray that worked amazingly well on rain rot but I can't remember the name. I rarely had to use it on mine. I just used it on a mare who tended to get irritation and skin infections on her heels and fetlocks. One day at a show though someone asked me how to cover up a bad patch of rain rot on their horse. I had no idea but I did have a way to heal it. I sprayed the horse, shrugged my shoulders at trying to hiding the patch of thin hair and damaged skin, and walked off thinking that was that. 3 days later I get a call. The skin is nearly completely healed and the hair is growing back quickly. They are dying to know what it was I sprayed on their horse. Now I can't remember the name or find it!

    I did find an aloe vera based spray for rain rot http://www.statelinetack.com/item/eqyss-micro-tek-medicated-equine-gel/SLT733838 16/ . If you can find a tea tree oil based spray at your local feed store I also recommend that. Here is a good article on cleaning and disinfecting the area: http://www.netpets.org/horses/healthspa/rainrot.html Also like it says make sure to disinfect anything that comes into contact with that area such as brushes and blankets or you will only spread it plus reinfecting the same horse again.
  5. coopgirl

    coopgirl In the Brooder

    Aug 26, 2009
    Jesup, GA
    Regular Listerine works wonderful on all fungal infections on horses and dogs. Just apply twice a day and it should clear up nicely.
  6. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    I tried all the bottled stuff and it would take so long for it to clear up so I started using diluted bleach water. Works 3 times as fast as the medicated stuff.

    Make sure you brush her good, get all those clumps off and spray the area with bleach water. Works like a charm. I won't use anything else anymore. I know it isn't the natural remedy you are looking for but it really works good.
  7. trilyn

    trilyn Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    My dh's gelding gets it on occasion-I scrub his back with an iodine based shampoo, rinse and then dump Absorbine on it. Works like a charm, within a couple of days it is completely gone!

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