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Re: RC: scratches

There is a horse salve called "707" that is the same thing as desitin (zinc
oxide) and is cheaper.  Most equine vet supply catalogues have it.


karen Clanin wrote:

> zinc oxide will clear scratches up.  it does collect a lot of dust/dirt and
> is hard to wash off but it does protect the skin from moisture.  zinc oxide
> is what is in Desitin.
> karen clanin
> At 03:57 PM 9/28/99 -0700, Bette Lamore wrote:
> >she has scratches on all four legs up to knees and
> >hocks, I had the vet out as she is in foal and wanted her
> >examined, he suggested
> >Benadyne scrub daily, I have done this for a week , but no
> >changes I can there a better approach to this problem ?
> >Hi McClain
> >I had the same problem and the vet told me to do the same thing but he
> >also said to bandage it as the sun aggravates the situation. Well the
> >moistness under the bandage (even though I changed it often) defeated my
> >purpose--it got worse.Sooooo...I got some bombproof spray sun block
> >---the kind kids can't wash off swimming---and spayed it on 2-3 times a
> >day---voila! The scratches disappeared within days---and this had been a
> >condition that had hung on for over well over a month. I put the
> >fungicide underneath the sun block---microtek has a good one. Hope this
> >helps.
> >Bette
> >
> >
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