Posts tagged horse scratches
What can COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE help treat?

 Tired of multiple products for multiple problems? We can help. Hot spots. Mud Fever. Summer Sores. Scratches. Cellulitis. Open sores. Proud Flesh. Wound Care.

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How to Treat Rain Rot in Winter

Rain rot comes from a bacterium, dermatophilus congolensis. This bacteria is in a family called actinomycetes, these little things act like both bacteria and fungi. Horses naturally have these organisms on their skin; they lay dormant until wet conditions cause it to flare-up. But how does a horse owner deal with this problem during the winter?

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What Can COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER do for YOU?

Need help drying sweaty horses? Bathing in the cold? Want to treat rain rot or scratches? Prevent boot rubs, girth galls, blanket or tack rubs? COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER is the one product that can both PREVENT and TREAT common equine skin conditions!

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How To Treat Mud Fever In Horses

Mud fever is a catchall phrase for a variety of skin issues that arise in damp, muddy conditions. Rain rot shares the same characteristics, just typically on the back, withers or neck. The same bacterium, dermatophilus congolensis, causes both conditions, along with many others.  

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How to Treat Scratches in Horses

Scratches in horses are a common skin ailment, the bacterium, dermatophilus congolensis, causes this condition, along with many others like mud fever, greasy heel, funk, gunk, cannon crud and rain rot. Whatever you call it, it’s all about environmental conditions, our culprit being muddy, moist, wet, humid, damp or dirty footing. This bacterium, in a family called actinomycetes, behave like both bacteria and fungi. Horses naturally have these organisms on their skin; they lay dormant until environmental conditions cause them to flare-up.

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Can You Prevent Scratches, Girth Galls, Boot Rubs, etc.?

Horse owners often find themselves exhausted as they try to keep their horse safe and healthy, wrapping them in proverbial bubble wrap. Non-horse people see horses as large, powerful animals, decked out in the armor of the dark ages like impenetrable beasts. Oh, but how far from the truth this mythological stereotype is. The truth is, they are made of glass. Hairy, hungry, attitude infused glass.

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How to Treat & Prevent Scratches in Horses

You bring your horse in from the pasture, grab your groom box and start brushing away. You work your way down to their muddy legs and begin to remove all the dirt when you notice little scabs flaking off, along with tufts of hair. A heavy sigh, an eye roll and one thought, “Great, scratches.”

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3 Easy Ways to Obtain Your Horse Goals in 2018

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time we reflect on the past and begin to plan for the next year. There is just something so exciting and adventurous about tackling new goals and setting your sites on bigger, better challenges when January 1st hits. For many equestrians and equine enthusiasts, it’s with our beloved horse at our side.

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Winter is Coming - EPISODE THREE: Winter Bathing and Blanketing

It’s here, people. The icy cold winds, the half frozen pastures, frosty mornings spent trying to warm up as we do chores or an evening in a frigid arena as we realize we REALLY can’t feel our toes anymore. Ahhh, winter in the barn.

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How to Treat Rain Rot in Horses

“How do I get rid of rain rot?”

The question caught my attention as I stood next to my sister out in the pasture of horses. It was a cool, late fall morning in northern California, the rains had been going on for a few days now and all the horses had a permanently saturated look to them.

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