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Spring Showers Bring… Rain Rot?!

When the clock springs forward, horse owners everywhere rejoice. It means more time to spend with our equine companions, more time in the saddle and a sure sign that winter is on the way OUT. On the flip side it also means rain… lots and lots of rain. And with it, rain rot.

What’s rain rot?

Rain rot shares comes from a bacterium called 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 rainy, wet conditions cause it to flare-up. 

How do you treat rain rot?

The solution to starving off this bacterium is keep your horse’s skin dry. One option is keeping your horse inside. But this simply isn’t an option for some horses. Another way to keep your horse dry is to use a turnout sheet. But this can trap moisture and could actually fuel the bacteria.

So, we need to keep our horse’s skin dry, but how?

That’s where COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER comes in.

What’s COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER?

COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER is the first DRY way to PREVENT and TREAT rain rot. It’s all natural, and made from only seven simple ingredients. It’s anti-bacterial, and anit-fungal, which will destroy existing fungal and bacterial colonies, or stop them before they erupt. 

How does COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER work to treat rain rot?

COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER starves the bacterium of it’s food source. Remember, it needs moisture to thrive. The moisture on your horse’s skin. COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER gets to work drying up this moisture, and the colonies die off. Because there are no harsh chemicals, this leaves only healthy cells behind. With the bacterium gone, and by using the COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER to keep them away, your horse’s skin can safely heal.

Is COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER only for rain rot?

Nope. COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER can help almost every equine skin ailment. It works by creating a healing environment where your horse’s immune system can do what it does best. Fight and Heal. 

And here are some other great uses for COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER!

  • By using COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER under horse blankets, sheets, coolers, saddle pads and work boots, you can prevent bacteria build up, keep them smelling fresh, and protect against chafing
  • After rides to help dry up sweat, all while keeping bacteria and fungus away
  • On itchy, smelly dogs as a dry shampoo to keep them clean and comfortable between bathing, while also treating hot spots
  • On yourself, using the COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER as a deodorant to replace any aluminum based brands, on legs to slip on riding breeches, and in helmets to reduce sweat and rubbing on my forehead
  •  It’s an excellent dry shampoo when it’s too cold for a hose

What about COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE?

COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE is used AFTER the skin is heavily inflamed or broken.  The thick consistency creates a protective barrier and defends the skin cells from pathogens and moisture.  Fungus and bacteria require moisture to survive and thrive. COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE provides the skin with a dry environment to enable healing, it continuously draws out moisture, and allows the body to repair damaged cells.  

What can COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE treat?

  • Scratches / Mud Fever / cellulitis – Dries and Draws fungus, bacteria, and general inflammation allowing for dramatic results in 2-4 days
  • Summer / Florida Sores –  Dries, Draws, and shrinks
  • Proud Flesh – shrinks and dries
  • Insect Bites –  cools, calms and  eliminates itch. Draws out poison and inflammation. Horses, Dogs, and especially people
  • Dog Hot Spots – Calms, cools, and the area becomes ignored while healing
  • Acne – as an overnight  mask, the drawing properties have delighted many adolescents!
  • Poison Ivy-stops itch on contact and draws out ooze quickly and painlessly

Most horse owners find themselves suffering alongside their horse when rain rot rears it’s ugly head. Some may reduce the pain and scabs, but only for a short period of time. Let COAT DEFENSE® help end this cycle today. 

 

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Winter is Coming – EP.2: RAIN ROT

Equine Skin Ailments in Winter

We’re heading into that time of year again, you know the one. It’s the worst one, the one every horse owner dreads. Winter. Ugh.

It’s the time to start throwing on turnout sheets, trudging through rainy, gray days to catch our soaked horse, and waiting endlessly for everything to dry out and the sun to return. The worst part, we know we’re stuck with the gloom for months on end, until late spring brings us some much needed sunshine. 

The other part that stinks? Equine skin ailments. And one culprit that causes so many headaches… Rain Rot.

What’s Rain Rot?

As discussed in our last article on mud fever, rain rot shares the same 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 rainy, wet conditions cause it to flare-up, casuing scabs and funk to form along the back, withers and rump.

How do you treat Rain Rot?

The solution to starving off this bacterium is keep your horse’s skin dry. One option is keeping your horse in all winter, but most of us know that this is a terrible idea unless we’re looking for a bucking bronco to tear down the barn. Another option is keeping on a turnout sheet, but this can trap moisture and could actually fuel the bacteria. We need to keep our horse’s skin dry, but how?

Well, lucky for horse owners, new products have hit the market that finally PREVENT and TREAT rain rot. It’s called COAT DEFENSE®. And it’s about to be your go-to grooming aids for keeping your horse’s skin clear and healthy during those rainy, wet months.

We LOVE it!! It cleared up Gidget’s rain rot super fast! We’ve been using the powder as a preventative on Gidget’s back after rides and it has really kept the rain rot at bay. So it’s worth the purchase!

LeeAnn Stone Johnson, Facebook Review

What is COAT DEFENSE®?

COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER is used BEFORE the skin is heavily inflamed or broken. It can be used as a barrier against skin and coat ailments, while also treating the early stages of fungus and bacteria buildup. It is also used under pads, wraps, boots, and blankets to prevent moisture and odor. Riding this winter and want to help dry your sweaty horse quickly? Curry in some COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER to aid in drying AND prevent equine skin ailments!

COAT DEFENSE® is an all natural solution with no harsh chemicals. While many other treatments contain ingredients you can’t read and can actually cause harm to healthy skin, COAT DEFENSE® is safe to use daily to prevent and treat.

How does COAT DEFENSE® treat Rain Rot in Horses?

COAT DEFENSE® creates a drying environment, which prevents bacterial and fungal growth by denying them the food source they thrive on. Simple as that, keep the skin dry, starve off the bacteria or fungi, and prevent flare-ups. Sprinkle it on, rub it in, and watch the rain rot fall off. Check out the video below to see COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER in action…

What is COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE?

COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE is used AFTER the skin is heavily inflamed or broken.  The thick consistency creates a protective barrier and defends the skin cells from pathogens and moisture.  Fungus and bacteria require moisture to survive and thrive. COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE provides the skin with a dry environment to enable healing, it continuously draws out moisture, and allows the body to repair damaged cells. Use it on mud fever, scratches, cellulitis, bug bites, rubs, raw spots, hair loss and more.

I’m so impressed with how quickly the hair grew back, it stopped her itching and healed her rubbed, raw spots so fast!

Kathy Schwartz, OH

End equine skin ailments today. Grab our Funk Free Fall Package that includes a 10oz TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE and 24 oz PRO SIZE DAILY PREVENTATIVE POWDER to help alleviate rain rot, rubbing, mud fever and more. The bonus? FREE SHIPPING!