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Re: [RC] rain rot.... once again - Steven Proe

Hi Folks: I have use the following to rid my critters of Rain Rot.
1. First a good wash down with Ivory liquid soap.
2. A real good rinse with warm water.
3. Mix 3 cups of straight household bleach in 5 gallons of warm water. (Only
thing that needs protecting are the eyes, one can use a clean cloth to do
any parts of the head that they may wish to do.
4. Liberally pour this mixture all over the horse with a small container,
give additional attention to areas of "rot" don't worry about any scratches
or cuts. Hopefully do in the sun or away from the mud. Let it soak in well 5
minutes then you can squeegee him semi dry.
5. This has worked extremely well especially on tail and mane. This mixture
also works on scratches on their legs and hoofs.

6. Repeat as necessary, take care when you squeegee off as there maybe large
sections of rot that may come loose, do not squeegee aggressively, just a
light touch.

7. P/s my horse like the taste so watch out they my want to take a sip or
20, if you are not watching. Mine had no ill effects after a few sip's. I
cannot address if any lighting or hair color will/could occur, it was not a
issue with me and I have not noticed any changes.

HTH
Steven

----- Original Message -----
From: "A. Perez" <walkergirl@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 9:21 AM
Subject: [RC] rain rot.... once again


  We've had record rain fall this spring here on the east coast,
so I guess it is no surprise my horse now has a rip-roaring case
of rain-rot.  I've read the archives, called my vet, and am
going to try betadine scrub and derma-cloths.  All the sites I
read said lack of oxygen is a promoting factor.  Would hydrogen
peroxide be useful, or is it'd effect to short-lasting?  Also,
since I field-board, would a rain-proof blacket help (by keeping
him drier) or hurt (by blocking air-flow)?
And lastly, some of you mentioned a possible link with selenium
deficiency: what selenium/vitimin E supplements are recommended?
 I have not been able to find any specific information on
selenium in our area, but have read that in general the
north-east is low.

Thanks

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