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Anthony T. Regalbuto (Theman)
Posted on Thursday, Feb 14, 2002 - 10:35 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Can anyone recommend a good shampoo for this purpose. My mare is going through a skin infection, and I'm currently getting a culture done for diagnosis. I would like to use a protective shampoo to protect against these types of infections, anyone!

Thanks,
Anthony
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Heather Matthys (Equus)
Posted on Thursday, Feb 14, 2002 - 3:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Anthony,

I have a horse that is prone to rain scald and so I've tried just about everything on the market at one time or another. For me there are only two real options any more. EQyss Micro Tek shampoo and/or spray and Nolvasan scrub. Both are a bit pricey, but both work very well (and smell nice too!)

Nolvasan is a veterinarian disinfectant that also comes in "scrub" form. I use it for cleansing wounds for that reason as well as fighting off a skin condition. You can save money by buying it in a gallon container.

EQyss works well on problems too, but is a bit more expensive since it only comes in a smaller size. I use this one if I am looking for a "fancier" bath such as before a show. It gets stains off and leaves the coat a bit silkier for those days. Good luck!
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Anthony T. Regalbuto (Theman)
Posted on Friday, Feb 15, 2002 - 8:44 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thank you Heather, I appreciate your reply; I'll try one or both of those products.

Anthony
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Shirley A. Johnson (Shirl)
Posted on Wednesday, Feb 27, 2002 - 3:22 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

This is probably asking too much, but I'm looking for a light colored fly sheet, cool, fine mesh, that comes over the withers (high withers tho she's Arab/Qt)with a neck cover also. She's highly allergic to gnats and colicoides and it gets HOT here. I've found many,many, but always lacking one thing or another. Thanks for any and all responses! Shirl
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Linda Antipala (Alika)
Posted on Wednesday, Feb 27, 2002 - 3:56 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Shirley, have you considered have a custom sheet sewn for her? Not from a blanket/sheet company but by a regular seamstress. A friend here had some fly sheets made to her order with a local seamstress. Took purchased sheet for an example, discussed measurements and modifications and it came out just right. The sheet was for insects only, not waterproof or for warmth, so it was basically simple to sew.
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Jordana Meisner (Presario)
Posted on Wednesday, Feb 27, 2002 - 8:08 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Anthony - you might also try a shampoo with Tea Tree oil in it.

Linda, what a great suggestion! Where did your friend get her material, and what was it?

Shirley, if you don't mind spending a few bucks, Horsewares (Rambo) has come out a new sheet that covers nearly every inch of the horse, head included, with a material that's lighter weight then the FlyBuster fly sheet. I don't know though if anyone in the US is carrying it (yet).
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Elizabeth Donahue (Paul303)
Posted on Wednesday, Feb 27, 2002 - 9:21 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Shirley: Yes, there is a blanket. go to
http://www.sweet-itch.com/cause.html and click on Boett Blanket
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Linda Antipala (Alika)
Posted on Wednesday, Feb 27, 2002 - 9:34 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

The "homemade" fly sheet material, for lack of better description, was like a heavy fishnet stocking material ... or like a light weight hammock. This was attached to a top and chest cover of light canvas, the usual front snap closure style. And there was a material binding along the bottom of the "fishnet" for weight. I think she found the fishnet at a boating supply store. She's moved away and I don't know the seamstress. The sheet was on a horse pastured 24/7 and honestly didn't last very long, got lots of rips and tears easily.
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Shirley A. Johnson (Shirl)
Posted on Monday, Mar 4, 2002 - 2:41 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks one & all for your suggestions regarding the fly sheet to keep midges, gnats away. Thanks especially to Elizabeth and her referral to the Boett Blankets and their net address. What a wonderful thing it must be. Also have read a lot of glowing reports on the Bucas Blanket from Ireland. Now to decide. Jordana I've checked the
Rambo on the net, but most come in dark colors and here in AZ, it is HOT! Need something white preferrable. Again thanks to all. If you know of anyone who has tried both of the above brands, give me a hint as to which is best! Thanks again. My poor Sierra was one miserable "child" last summer, making all of us miserable too. Thanks again. Shirl
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Jordana Meisner (Presario)
Posted on Monday, Mar 4, 2002 - 3:52 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Shirley - I was lucky to get a white Rambo Fly Buster. Unfortunately, I don't think they made too many of them. I am trying Miller's Extreme UV sheet this summer, due to the problems I had with the body/neck binding on the Rambo rubbing out Rio's mane. The Miller's was trialed with Horse Journal, and it was their top pick of the vinyl sheets - they said the dark color didn't seem to make it any hotter than a light colored one.
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Shirley A. Johnson (Shirl)
Posted on Monday, Mar 4, 2002 - 5:04 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Jordana, Thanks for your info also. As far as spending "a few bucks" - it never ends, and seems worth every penny. Shirl
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