Wondering if anyone could drop advice/remedies for cratches or dew poisoning on a horse?
Slightly puffy around the "scratches/sores" and warm(er) to the touch around the area. The puffiness does not travel up the leg. He is not off on the leg whatsoever and doesn't seem tender to touch. I attached a photo below of the affected leg.
**note the dark colored bits are from the Wonder Dust by Farnam - once I realized I was not dealing with proud flesh it was removed**
Just looking for some insight here. Thanks!
I would not be using Wonder Dust, all I have ever used it for was for Proud Flesh. I would be using Fungasol Shampoo and the Fungasol Ointment( they are by Absorbine) have heard nothing but good about these two. Thank goodness mine never got as bad as your horse.
Yea - it was looking kind of proud in the first day so I used it (wonder dust) once but realized thats not what I was dealing with so i got it off there.
Thank you, I will look into those products
A lot of people are having really good luck with Draw It Out's Rapid Relief Restorative Cream. I've never dealt with scratches or anything, but that would be my go to since everyone I know thats used it is obsessed now
MissMary2277 - 2021-08-11 8:16 AM
My horse gets it awful and its been so bad this year. I have tried almost all the over the counter recipes. Nothing works.
The vet makes up a DMSO, Furizone mixture that does the trick. Few other ingredients that I cant remember but it kicks it in a few days.
I usually found that fast drying liquid medications on ankles worked better than ointments simply because of the issue with dirt clinging to it....that is unless the horse was knee deep in clean straw.
Another one to try would be Banixx Shampoo then after the shampoo use the Banixx wound care..
I wonder how this would work its for humans (Hibiclens) I had to use this befor my knee replacement surgery, its a antiseptic/antimicrobial skin cleanser.
You can find it on Amazon or at Wal-Mart and its very reasonable priced.
Southtxponygirl - 2021-08-11 12:57 PM
When I use Banixx my horses act like I've just dumped acid on them. And it's not pleasant when you get it in a cut, the one time I did it burned for hours. I don't care for it myself, it worked well for a fungus I used it for. The horses just hated it
JLazyT_perf_horses - 2021-08-11 1:10 PM
I have used the Banixx spray and never had a problem, but I do like the cream wound care alot better then the spray. Banioxx is for fungal and bacterial infections, and thats the only thing I have used it for, never have used it for cuts or deeper wounds just skin. I didnt know that theres a Shampoo that banixx puts out and I like that, so going to buy some to keep on hand.
Destin for diaper rash...it had Zinc Oxide.
My vet has me washing legs with antibacterial soap.
I learned from this very site a few years ago a recipe that WORKS on scratches. 1 tube hydrocortisone cream, 1 tube neosporin, and equal part Desitin. Mix it up and slather it on. You will be amazed how it takes scabs off. The best bonus is, it doesn't hurt and seems to be soothing to the horse. Don't wash it off, reapply each day. I had a pretty bad case and it took less than a week to clear it up to pink skin.
My guy always had problems with scratches, go buy acne cream at least ten per cent benzolkoniam . suds it up on legs, let sit for 20 minutes and rinse. once or twice was all that was needed.
Had a severe case couple years ago and a friend recommended this. Use Excalibur sheath cleaner and slather it on dry legs, let set about 10-15 minutes. Remove any softened scabs and wipe legs down with dry towels. Then coat area thoroughly with Gold Bond medicated powder (green bottle). Repeat daily.
I live in SW Florida and currently own a sloppy mud farm next to a swamp.....every year my pasture is wet.
I have found that when the horses come in with mud past the coronet line, if I hose them off I reduce the amount of issues with itch and the like on the legs by almost 100 percent.
I have a hose right by my gate going into my barn....they know they have to get legs hosed off first before going to the stall for the day.
My gelding got scratches a couple weeks ago. At first I thought it was a sore from his bell boots rubbing, but it only worsed and crept up his leg. His whole leg swelled up and the sores just kept growing. The onset of it was fast, like 3 days from when I saw the first sore to swelling above the knee. I was cold hosing twice a day and washing the wound but it wasnt getting better. My friend thought it looked like scratches. I never even thought of that because it has been so incredibly dry here and my stalls are clean. I have never dealt with it before so I wasnt sure what I was dealing with. I bought some bannix cream and applied it twice a day and within 5 days it is nearly gone. So I swear by this stuff! Get some Bannix!!
My vet makes up her own cream concoction that she developed with a local (human) MD. I know there's an anti-fungal in it, maybe an anti-biotic. But it's amazing and it works.
I'm sure she could ship it if you are desparate.
That seems to be the only thing that has ever worked for my horses. I wrap it up for at least a few days, maybe more, and slather the cream on.
And yes, scratches will make the leg swell.
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