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Re: RC: girth itch/crud this like "marinating"?  Sounds positively edible! <Grin>

Jim and Sun of Dimanche

DreamWeaver wrote:
> At 11:13 AM 04/06/2001 -0700, Jennifer Kurtzhall wrote:
> >I looked in the archives but couldn't find anything on girth itch (weird)
> >does anyone have a cure or info on what exactly it is? I think it's a
> >bacteria right? I can't get through a ride any more without my horse
> >getting this awful, itchy, cruddy, flaky junk on his girth area and
> >between his front  legs. I keep my tack religiously clean and bathe him
> >before and after every ride but it doesn't seem to matter. Anybody have
> >similar experiences or info?
> Hi Jennifer:
> I use Eqyss medicated shampoo to bathe them in, and also regularly
> disinfect my tack.  The best thing I have found to keep the horses skin
> moist and supple (and not flaky) is aloe vera juice.  I buy it at Wal Mart
> for about $6 a gallon, and sponge or spray it on their coats, all over the
> saddle and girth area.  My horses are both extremely sensitive skinned, so
> I have to be careful about putting anything on them, or else I may make it
> worse.   But this seems to work on the both horses in ride seasons where
> they are going well over 1,000 miles.
> k
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