Posts tagged skin problems in horses
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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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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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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