We always shave for scratches, that and the betadine washing. Laurie , queen of mud care.
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From: Jerry & Susan Milam
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 2:16 PM
To: Stephanie_D_Adair@xxxxxxx; ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [RC] Fungus Among Us
My horse got this the past few years and I thwarted it this year totally by
shaving his legs to the knees by early Sept. He hasn't had any problems. The
cure is really prevention. This stuff grows in their thick winter coat from
the heavy dew/frost out there right now. Next year shave the legs! It really
works. This horse also has a severely low immune system for skin and mucus
membranes as shown by a blood test my vet did on him. He also get eye
infections from flys if I don't mask him all the time. Prevention is the
key for us. I picked and scraped for 2 years and the light went on for me
with the shaving idea.
Susan & Fly Bye
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> Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 9:23 AM
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> Subject: [RC] Fungus Among Us
> Well the fungus down here in Texas is about the worst I've seen it in 10
> years. I've read with interest posts about treatments, and have been
> trying them all. I've dealt with fungus before, but never like this!
> Yesterday we just finished our round of penicillin shots and tonight I get
> to go out and have another scab pickin' night. At this point, I've been
> picking scabs, bathing, scrubbing, injecting, too much time at
> the barn and
> no riding, for 1 MONTH! I seem to now go into a time warp while pickin',
> maybe I could be compared to a horse that sucks wind, I've got endorphins
> runnin' loose............I can't seem to remember why I'm doing
> this.........and neither can I stop.............how long have I been out
> here?..................it's time for dinner already?!
> I'm now suffering with a cold, and have no time to baby myself, just the
> horse, I can't even take the time to blow dry my hair completely, just
> leave it damp and pile it on my head with a clip. Yes, I'm babbling here,
> but do ya'll see where I'm going with this? I really don't WANT to go
> here. Maybe if I just keep rattling on I won't have to come out and say
> it. But I never imagined, and I'm sure it hasn't crossed anybody else's
> mind who is in the same fungus battle right now as I am. So I feel folks
> should be aware and probably be cautious......if the conditions are
> I had to add Betadine scrub to my shampoo this morning!
> So the moral of this is, please don't treat your horse and then scratch
> your head while chatting with a barn buddy on the way out.
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