In the topical treatment of horses whether for maintenance or therapy, it is important to keep in mind the science of skin in general. Many issues that occur can be soothed with proper hygiene and a regular skin care regimen. Horses fall into the “Medium” or “natural coated” category. Knowing the foundation of care for this group allows you to tailor maintenance and treatments specific to the individual horse you are working with.Things to think about when treating horses:
- Unlike dogs, they sweat. One of the primary components of their sweat is salt which also dries the skin.
- They live in a paddock or in a field.
- They are prone to flies and gnats.
- There will be times that a wound needs a light wrap to keep it clean.
- Most summer itch sores have at least a low grade bacterial or fungal infection. Bacteria and fungus are in competition, so when treating, it’s easier to treat both at the same time (same as antibiotics and yeast infections) otherwise the untreated one will take over.
- Healthy skin and hair prevents most problems.
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At no time are these guidelines to replace the recommendations of a qualified veterinarian. These products can be used concurrently with veterinary treatments. If further guidance is needed, please call our toll free number for assistance 855-464-8726.