Battling Rain Rot

Has your horse had rain rot?

Yes, every year
Yes, occasionally
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Comments & Write-in Answers

Spraying dilute chlorhexidine or betadine 2-3 times a day can clear rain rot up

3/10/2008 9:33:43 PM

happened during a very wet summer; used a special shampoo and spray to get rid of it.

3/10/2008 9:01:55 PM

"captan" antifungal powder - its for roses but works great on horses

3/10/2008 7:44:05 PM

With feathers, I regularly cleanse the hoof bulbs and length of pasterns

3/10/2008 4:42:04 PM

school horses at a barn where I worked had it under dirty blankets

3/10/2008 3:13:24 PM

he only gets it when its winter

3/10/2008 2:58:43 PM

regular grooming and shelter when it rains

3/10/2008 11:34:37 AM

she needed penicillin shots

3/10/2008 11:17:40 AM

my vet prescribed Otomax ointment & it worked after 6 months of failure using conventional treatment

3/10/2008 10:28:09 AM

Sharpleys MTG clears it up in a week

3/9/2008 11:55:22 PM

Wash them with iodine or betadine scrub. Mine went away after she was moved to a real pasture.

3/9/2008 10:44:04 PM

pasture free of artificial fertiliser

3/9/2008 9:12:48 PM

special shampoo

3/9/2008 8:33:51 PM

Working a generous amount of aloe gel onto the scabs will soften them and make removal less painfull

3/9/2008 6:32:27 PM

Microtek spray by Eqyss

3/9/2008 2:01:48 PM

we have lots of rain un oregon, so we built on high ground

3/9/2008 1:48:47 PM

I give all the horses flax and that keeps it away

3/9/2008 10:06:34 AM

Once, a long time ago i think we used mineral oil

3/8/2008 9:57:58 PM

clean with betedine soap and dry with hair dryer.

3/8/2008 8:39:33 PM

Gentle wash w/chlorhexidine (drug store); don't share grooming tools! MicroTek not good.

3/8/2008 7:59:02 PM

Shapleys (MDG)?Original

3/8/2008 7:51:41 PM

diluted iodine put on each area or antibiotics if severe

3/8/2008 6:20:21 PM


3/8/2008 3:17:42 PM

My horse had a bad case of it 2 years ago and I used Micro-Tek Anti-Microbial Equine Spray.

3/8/2008 2:30:53 PM

She had it when I bought her at auction, but with good nutrition, she overcame it and has been heal

3/8/2008 1:56:35 PM

we bath the horse with benadine and let it sit for 20 min for 3 days in row and then it is gonei

3/8/2008 11:17:46 AM

We use betadine scrub in warmer weather, a mist of it in cold weather helps. All our rescues have it

3/8/2008 8:58:30 AM

try and keep them blanketed or dry abd pick off the scabs because they will get infected, wash too

3/8/2008 1:46:53 AM

One horse gets it, the other never does. Listerine works pretty well.

3/7/2008 11:35:23 PM

Humid, moist climate = rain rot

3/7/2008 10:31:35 PM

Used to get it, till friend told me about Listerine

3/7/2008 10:08:48 PM

1 has it now- I put bacon grease on it to grow the hair back

3/7/2008 9:54:10 PM

not rain rot, but mud fever yes!!!

3/7/2008 9:13:08 PM

I think if you take proper care, your horse won't get it.

3/7/2008 6:54:25 PM

iodine/betadine scrub

3/7/2008 5:32:08 PM

And I live in a desert

3/7/2008 4:59:58 PM

If you catch it early it is easy to take care of

3/7/2008 4:02:40 PM

My horse had it once when he was a foal, I am aware and check them in damp weather.

3/7/2008 2:28:17 PM

Main, Tail & Coat works great to heal it quick!

3/7/2008 1:30:08 PM

Apply antifungal and clean gooming supplies.

3/7/2008 12:49:33 PM

Never - a miracle considering we live in the Northwest!

3/7/2008 11:11:36 AM

It is too dry where we live to see much of that.

3/7/2008 10:35:32 AM

This is after living in the pacific northwest--a very rainy area.

3/7/2008 10:25:55 AM

treat with chlorhexidine then bath using medicated shampoo.

3/7/2008 9:05:00 AM

some seem more susceptible than others

3/7/2008 8:54:15 AM

After having it, my horses wear rain coats!!

3/7/2008 8:51:10 AM

keep the horse, and all blankets clean. Do not over-blanket. No dirt, no sweat, no rot.

3/7/2008 8:28:53 AM

give a betadine bath

3/7/2008 2:09:37 AM

I had one old horse that got it one time. Cleaned w/ betadine and put "swat" on. it went away.

3/7/2008 2:01:58 AM

clohlin dioxid

3/7/2008 1:29:01 AM

We keep them in at night plus they have trees to be under during the day

3/7/2008 1:08:19 AM

He is kept in during foul weather; groomed daily & checked for wounds

3/7/2008 12:34:23 AM

I have an older horse,5 yrs ago she had it all over the saddle area! Has been down front of legs.

3/6/2008 11:35:57 PM

Washed her with iodine shampoo to clear it up.

3/6/2008 10:29:18 PM

I keep them blanketed in the heavy rain season. They also have trees and shelter if they want.

3/6/2008 10:23:08 PM


3/6/2008 10:13:40 PM

Iodine baths

3/6/2008 10:03:50 PM

When my mare was is Queensland, AUS and she did not have shelter. No reoccurance since then.

3/6/2008 9:53:22 PM

none of my 8 horses has ever had rain rot.

3/6/2008 9:30:52 PM

We have shelters for our horses to get under.

3/6/2008 8:56:33 PM

We feed all our horses twice a day.That way we handle all of them, and check health issues.

3/6/2008 8:40:33 PM

keep affected area washed with benedine and pick off bumps. I apply medicine from my vet after,

3/6/2008 8:16:39 PM

I've had rescued horses with it, I gave Betadine baths daily for 30--45 days to clear it.

3/6/2008 8:03:21 PM

mix one part bleach four parts water! works great! bleach will also get rid of thrush !

3/6/2008 7:50:53 PM

pour Listerine 2 times/day

3/6/2008 7:45:18 PM

Brush all mud off your horse to minimize rain rot. Mud hold moisure and micro organisms.

3/6/2008 7:44:43 PM

scissors trime, wash w/betadine, apply listerine

3/6/2008 6:42:37 PM

scrub with iodine using a toothbrush

3/6/2008 6:41:30 PM

Shampoo with iodine shampoo

3/6/2008 6:22:12 PM

30 yr old mare is a late shedder and get it every year

3/6/2008 4:50:30 PM

Mostly in winter/fall when wet. I like Equix brand spot medicated spray - a wonder "drug"

3/6/2008 4:46:37 PM

Brush, brush, brush!

3/6/2008 4:40:04 PM

we have a clyde and have to trim his feathers in the summer

3/6/2008 4:25:47 PM

Proper Grooming and Shelter will prevent that everytime...Wet South Florida Resident

3/6/2008 3:49:23 PM

my mare always wears a rain sheet when the weather is wet. I always make sure she stays dry!

3/6/2008 3:43:24 PM

betadine scrub, but you must get the scabs off for it to be effective

3/6/2008 3:43:15 PM

Only once, horse was boarded in another state

3/6/2008 3:41:08 PM

white vinegar--straight

3/6/2008 2:30:27 PM

Brush, wash, dry - REPEAT!

3/6/2008 2:28:04 PM

Anything withTeatree Oil really helps

3/6/2008 1:45:19 PM

from humidity, use diluted bleach water or foot rot and dab on spots or bathe in when warms up.

3/6/2008 1:23:01 PM

I keep my horses groomed and not in wet mud all the time , even though they are outside horses,

3/6/2008 12:56:00 PM

MTG and Apple Cider Vinegar

3/6/2008 12:39:52 PM

the price we pay to live in the damp northeast

3/6/2008 10:35:51 AM

Missing Link supplement boosted her immune system; cleared up the rain rot

3/6/2008 10:31:29 AM

During muddy season I put a water proff sheet on her and that helps

3/6/2008 8:04:15 AM

MTG works fantastic, we often have rescues come in with rainrot

3/6/2008 6:57:20 AM

Only once. Bathing on regular schedule and not sharing brushes has kept my horses free from this.

3/6/2008 2:19:01 AM

One gets it every year, the others only very rarely.

3/6/2008 1:07:36 AM

I fought with rain rot in the rainy season in Washington State..so we moved to Montana were it's dri

3/5/2008 11:07:21 PM

My horse is always ruged

3/5/2008 11:06:58 PM

Bedadine scrub is about the only way we've found to get it off of horses that had it...

3/5/2008 10:55:59 PM

My horse had a mild case of this when I brought him

3/5/2008 9:59:52 PM

betadine scrub and coat dressing to prevent hair clumping

3/5/2008 9:56:31 PM

Had 1 mare when we lived in CA that was chronic, no cases since moving to AZ

3/5/2008 9:52:37 PM

i brush them out after it rains & it seems to help

3/5/2008 9:11:01 PM

Luckily, NOT!

3/5/2008 9:03:59 PM

Eqyss MicroTek worked the best! I tried witch hazel, but I didn't seem to work. TMG worked well.

3/5/2008 9:02:09 PM

use iodine based shampoo

3/5/2008 8:56:27 PM

When I bought him he had the worst case I ever saw. It took about two weeks to clear it up.

3/5/2008 8:45:13 PM

Listerine Gold & Baby Oil works!

3/5/2008 8:10:11 PM

The best treatment I have used is tincture of iodine buffered with baby oil to prevent blistering

3/5/2008 8:02:52 PM

Only when we lived in the Pacific Northwest!

3/5/2008 7:57:50 PM

In Aust. called rain scald. Rained Nov to Feb & most got it, greasy heel & hoof wall separation

3/5/2008 7:40:39 PM

We use the same medicine used to treat heifers when they have mastititis, (Udder Treatment)

3/5/2008 7:08:19 PM

It's disgusting. I pick off the scabs & bathe in expensive shampoo from vet - eventually it works.

3/5/2008 7:03:25 PM

Have had luck feeding them Platinum Performance and last year problem was minimal.

3/5/2008 7:00:26 PM

it doesn't rain here

3/5/2008 6:59:04 PM

It is a rare thing at my barn, thank goodness. Love that MTG!

3/5/2008 6:55:57 PM

soak scabs with warm dilute iodine solution, towel thoroughly, apply tea tree oil

3/5/2008 6:37:03 PM

MTG....works well

3/5/2008 6:23:05 PM

Make sure horses can stay dry and don't share grooming items

3/5/2008 5:47:37 PM

2 out my 5 horses get it; the others don't. No difference in pasture mgmt.

3/5/2008 4:43:36 PM

even in the desert with negative dew points she manages to get scruffy!

3/5/2008 4:22:57 PM

I have one horse that just developed it.

3/5/2008 4:21:03 PM

Only the one I saved from slaughter off a feedlot

3/5/2008 4:18:35 PM

the tb I just had it bad last year but it was the 1st yr in his life without a blanket too

3/5/2008 4:00:49 PM

Shapley's M-T-G works really well. It's greasy and doesn't smell good, but it works on rain rot.

3/5/2008 3:35:01 PM

Clorox with shampoo

3/5/2008 3:08:22 PM

daily grooming takes care of their skin so they dont get it

3/5/2008 3:04:42 PM

Shampoo with betadine

3/5/2008 2:55:42 PM

50/50 mixture of babyoil and wintergreen rubbing alcohol. Spray on.

3/5/2008 2:47:38 PM

keep ashelter for your horse and be sure its dry grooming a few days aweek

3/5/2008 2:47:22 PM

A mare I had recently adopted came to us with a case of rain rot. Cleared up in about a week.

3/5/2008 2:42:07 PM


3/5/2008 2:33:30 PM

I keep my horse clean.

3/5/2008 2:17:36 PM

i see most rainrot on horses that are not being looked after properly

3/5/2008 2:12:39 PM

I make my own treatment mix that works better than any OTC. most folk remadies DONT work on worsen

3/5/2008 2:06:11 PM

Never had any problems, ever

3/5/2008 2:05:40 PM

never had it before, then 3 had it at once on left sides, haven't since

3/5/2008 1:50:57 PM

MG30 works wonders

3/5/2008 1:43:55 PM

My horse is a TB . She had alot of trouble with rainrot when she was young, but not now as an adult.

3/5/2008 1:35:30 PM

Worst case, thick winter hair was shaved in bad areas, scrubbed w/betadine, rinsed and kept dry.

3/5/2008 1:32:18 PM

Wash area with betadyne surgical scrub and use a topical fungicide daily.

3/5/2008 1:16:11 PM

Shapely's MTG and lots of curry time!

3/5/2008 12:32:14 PM

I live in the South

3/5/2008 12:30:32 PM

SHAPLEY'S MTG is the ONLY thing that works

3/5/2008 12:02:14 PM

Keep their backs clean.

3/5/2008 11:35:35 AM

Maybe a spot or two, but rare.

3/5/2008 11:33:55 AM

Rarely now, eliminate dirty skin & excessive exposure to wet

3/5/2008 11:32:02 AM

i use a 10 to 1 bleach solution and wash all tack with Simple Green.

3/5/2008 11:27:30 AM

I use betadine shampoo every day for 1 week.

3/5/2008 11:24:36 AM

I had a mare and foal pair that got it almost every year.

3/5/2008 11:18:15 AM

I use bacon grease on it. The salt heals and the grease keeps it soft so hair grows back fast.

3/5/2008 11:13:00 AM

I tried Banixx, a new product. This stuff works! And, it does not sting or smell!!!

3/5/2008 11:09:05 AM

Seems to affect my older horses more; our summer weather is high humidity; nothing has cured it.

3/5/2008 11:08:49 AM


3/5/2008 11:05:48 AM

Scrubbed like Hell with Betadine, then bought Straight Arrow's spray for skin infections

3/5/2008 11:04:17 AM

Neosporin clears it up.

3/5/2008 10:58:59 AM

MTG works great!

3/5/2008 10:51:50 AM

Only had it in newly acquired horses--the best prevention is good quality nutrition all the time

3/5/2008 10:51:21 AM

To prevent rain rot on legs, wash, rinse, apply baby oil to hair. Also loosens scabs!

3/5/2008 10:40:28 AM

Keep him clean and allow time for dry-out after turn-out

3/5/2008 10:39:26 AM

In the south, rain rot is a recurring problem. With healthy horses it resolves itself .

3/5/2008 10:36:32 AM

Tried everything.Rubbing bag balm on affected areas has worked best.Only a couple of spots/year now.

3/5/2008 10:35:18 AM

We get almost 80 inches of rain a year. Good horse care will prevent rain rot.

3/5/2008 10:25:05 AM


3/5/2008 10:18:52 AM


3/5/2008 10:13:29 AM

Last fall was bad, one horse was covered w/ it! Tuff to bathe w/Betadine in Oct-Nov!SMZ-TMP helped

3/5/2008 10:03:58 AM

Have never had one of my horses get rain rot. My horses are brushed at least weekly.

3/5/2008 10:02:15 AM

Baby rash ointment works really well on rain rot, if you pick off the scabs and then put desitin on

3/5/2008 10:01:58 AM

I live in very arid country w/ very little rainfall

3/5/2008 9:55:41 AM

never ever has my horse has rain rot ....

3/5/2008 9:53:31 AM

I use MTG, Pure Oxygen, or Listerine/coconut oil/peroxide combo. All work great & are cheap.

3/5/2008 9:47:58 AM

My vet made a custom mix of Burrows (cortozone) solution, Gentocin and Lidocaine which works great.

3/5/2008 9:47:35 AM

We get 11-14" of precipitation in a wet year and the humidity is usually below 20%.

3/5/2008 9:44:37 AM

poper diet and mineral balance

3/5/2008 9:39:24 AM

Rescued horse from meat pen had severe rainrot - good old Listerine & lots & lots of care to fix

3/5/2008 9:33:51 AM

I mix a small spoonful of rose fungicide with shampoo and it clears up the rain rot instantly.

3/5/2008 9:23:15 AM

Keep coat clean, if rainrot develops spray with Tinactin fungus spray.

3/5/2008 9:08:16 AM

I use MTG a product of Shapley . It lasts several dsys and you do not have to wash the horse before

3/5/2008 9:03:55 AM

Only 1 horse in my herd 1 time so far

3/5/2008 9:03:08 AM

only around her ears where the halter aggravated it

3/5/2008 8:55:30 AM

until we moved from Ohio to arizona. Now they don't get it at all.

3/5/2008 8:51:40 AM

always every day all day

3/5/2008 8:45:59 AM

They have shelter or I stall whe heavy rains come - its easier to clean a stall than treat rain rot

3/5/2008 8:45:13 AM

had it when I bought him. no rain rot since.

3/5/2008 8:42:34 AM

An inj of a dual pcn or two will cure it

3/5/2008 8:05:45 AM

keep them from standing in mud

3/5/2008 8:04:41 AM

the only white horse I owned; I think whites are more suseptible;no other colors ever got it

3/5/2008 7:57:41 AM

Weladol shampoo from a vet.

3/5/2008 7:56:07 AM

only one year when sudden rains after long drought

3/5/2008 7:54:03 AM

If not treated, it's hard to get rid of.

3/5/2008 7:48:37 AM

Every spring we fight it. We have draft horses that love the rain.

3/5/2008 7:34:29 AM

My horses are out (with available shelter shed) 24/7; no rain rot.

3/5/2008 7:33:13 AM

Daliy grooming.

3/5/2008 7:26:53 AM

clean area gently with dish detergent; when dry, apply Vaseline petroleum jelly liberally to area

3/5/2008 7:22:52 AM

TMG works well

3/5/2008 7:21:32 AM

essential lavender oil diluted in water and rubbed into the areas

3/5/2008 6:54:03 AM

when my gelding first arrived he has the worst case i have ever seen- not a since trace since then-

3/5/2008 6:50:40 AM

in a really wet Spring or Fall some horses are just going to get it-and some won't!

3/5/2008 6:29:22 AM

Remove all scabs. If tightly adhered, apply 1:1 mineral oil/Betadine

3/5/2008 6:13:22 AM

I use listerens nonfavored mouth wash on it

3/5/2008 6:05:49 AM

Brush it off and use MTG

3/5/2008 5:40:10 AM

one cap ful of Dreft laundry detergent in bucket of warm water, apply to horse on affected area, lea

3/5/2008 2:58:58 AM

very rare- never when the horses wore GoreTex turnouts. Even if put on a wet horse as moisture evap

3/5/2008 2:55:38 AM

both my mare and filly have it, but neither of my 2 geldings do

3/5/2008 2:18:55 AM

I use a product called CleanAway Wash. Its 100% natural. Eliminates bacteria and fugus. Works fast.

3/5/2008 2:10:53 AM

50% Listerien 50% Water mixed in a spray bottle

3/5/2008 1:30:10 AM

Eqyss micro tech shampoo is th only thing I have tried that really works. It is great!

3/5/2008 12:55:32 AM

Tea tree oil spray seems to stop it quickest

3/5/2008 12:18:25 AM

3Yearlings had it after a rainy year. 1 mare after the first rain.

3/5/2008 12:17:31 AM

We had it often in wet TN but not now in dry Central Oregon

3/5/2008 12:12:59 AM

Vinegar Bath & remove from rain!

3/5/2008 12:10:10 AM

We have a mustang mare that would not come in when we first got her and had rain rot once.

3/5/2008 12:01:37 AM


3/4/2008 11:47:12 PM

It's quickly handled with aggressive treatment.

3/4/2008 11:22:15 PM

Winter rain rot is the worst!

3/4/2008 11:17:06 PM

Thankfully, I have never had to deal with this condition but I know how to recognize it happens

3/4/2008 11:15:49 PM

we have had our mare for 20 years now and never seen it

3/4/2008 11:13:03 PM

treat with fungicide for athlete's foot

3/4/2008 11:08:21 PM

One had fungal infection-took 8 mos to clear, hasn't returned. Don

3/4/2008 11:02:15 PM

Captain works well, mixed with water

3/4/2008 10:56:29 PM

One bad case....now I'm into prevention. MTG, Gold Bond Powder, Hose mud off - do not brush wet mud

3/4/2008 10:48:05 PM

Ikeep my horses dry and groom when I can every week ,that way you can check for injuries and things

3/4/2008 10:46:20 PM

Be sure the horse gets to be dry at night.

3/4/2008 10:41:46 PM

scrub severe affected areas every few days with an antifungal shampoo

3/4/2008 10:38:54 PM

In 2006 the whole field of mares got it!

3/4/2008 10:35:52 PM

Only once during an especially wet spring.

3/4/2008 10:26:33 PM

we house 36 horses, this winter we had none some winters 1-2 we are using more rain sheets to good

3/4/2008 10:22:27 PM

turnout blankets prevent rain rot

3/4/2008 10:15:11 PM

Our horses' scratches responded to clotrimazole, hydrocortisone and triple antibiotic mixed

3/4/2008 10:07:45 PM

i rescued a horse that had it, i used a soap with tea tree oil and cleared it up easy

3/4/2008 10:06:28 PM

I'm not in an area of the country where this is likely to be a problem.

3/4/2008 10:00:47 PM

inspect often, treat early for best results

3/4/2008 9:59:15 PM

My horses are all aimed at the show pen, only out in good weather and stalled at night.

3/4/2008 9:49:13 PM

came with it when we bought them, never again with us

3/4/2008 9:40:40 PM

Try to keep dry, don't groom out tufts until they are loose

3/4/2008 9:34:44 PM

My mare used to get it every spring, but then we dug a trench through our property to bring down wat

3/4/2008 9:27:04 PM

MTG- best ever for rain rot- one or two applications max

3/4/2008 9:14:05 PM

ARes, my rescued Arabian, had rain rot that I treated with an iodine solution.

3/4/2008 9:08:55 PM

listerine and baby oil combo; put in spray bottle or rub on with a a rag, don't wash out

3/4/2008 9:08:15 PM

Nolvasan shampoo with a good scrub. Towel dry. Keep horse drie and clean. eventually heals. No m

3/4/2008 9:08:08 PM

baby oil first then listerine and badadine

3/4/2008 9:07:17 PM

My mare had one mild episode treated with Povidine iodine scrub and was clear within 7-10 days

3/4/2008 9:02:17 PM

I live in Colorado so its not rainy at all here, so luckily no rain rot problems at all here!

3/4/2008 8:47:36 PM

I apply betadine and the skin problem goes away.

3/4/2008 8:40:50 PM

If u brush your horses on a regular basis it reduses the instances

3/4/2008 8:35:59 PM

MTG and Crudzapper work the best. We live in FLA and battle the rain rot often with thoroughbreds.

3/4/2008 8:35:19 PM

Once, ten years ago. Since then, I make sure to fluff up his coat after it has dried.

3/4/2008 8:34:56 PM

It seems to have a genetic property. My youngsters that usually get it are o/o a mare that is prone

3/4/2008 8:31:37 PM


3/4/2008 8:30:56 PM

I bought a Arab mare that had rain rot. I used a special shampoo the vet gave me and got rid of it.

3/4/2008 8:30:07 PM

When I was in SE FL but not since I moved to NW SC 10 years ago.

3/4/2008 8:27:13 PM

cleared it for my horse, was Malaseb (sp?) shampoo I got from my small animal vet. follow directions

3/4/2008 8:18:23 PM

White Lightning gel from Grand Circuit took care of it in 3 applications! Awesome stuff!

3/4/2008 8:10:42 PM

We take in rescues, most have it, wash in Betadine scrub and spray with show sheen mixed w/ Fugison

3/4/2008 8:10:20 PM

I have 3 horses & none have ever had rain rot.

3/4/2008 8:00:56 PM

Just once in his 32 years!

3/4/2008 7:55:12 PM

Try to keep coat scrupulously clean especially in winter, treat immediately with iodine wash

3/4/2008 7:49:29 PM

But he battles scratches and lymphangitis.

3/4/2008 7:34:58 PM

We groom every other day at least a curry comb to keep the long winter hair fluffy and loose.

3/4/2008 7:33:54 PM

I keep my horse inside during incrimate weather

3/4/2008 7:27:07 PM

It's a frustrating occurance every year on both hind legs

3/4/2008 7:26:32 PM

I've found that Eqyss Micro Tek works great on any skin condition.

3/4/2008 7:22:20 PM

Ugh! I hate that stuff!

3/4/2008 7:22:00 PM

I do believe it is an internal problem that makes rain rot occur. Probiotics work great for this

3/4/2008 7:15:38 PM

when we lived on the west coast it was a problem...a barn and blankets were a necessity!

3/4/2008 7:14:19 PM

I used a rain sheet to keep him dry and brushed his coat with a dog brush.

3/4/2008 7:11:06 PM

Shepleys MTG

3/4/2008 7:10:44 PM

brush them often this way you can spot it right away.

3/4/2008 7:09:02 PM

Shapley's MTG works very well.

3/4/2008 6:58:43 PM

by my neighbors horse has had it!

3/4/2008 6:58:39 PM


3/4/2008 6:51:22 PM

But they've had mud fever and Magic Stuff by EQUItelligent it the best. It works on rain rot too.

3/4/2008 6:51:06 PM

I have more than one horse. Some get it and others don't

3/4/2008 6:47:45 PM

Just once when we rescued him he had a bad case of it we treated it with iodine and water solution

3/4/2008 6:47:07 PM

I use diluted nolvasan and rub it into the spots (no rinsing). This clears it up in about 10 days

3/4/2008 6:46:39 PM

Thoroughly groom the area and then brush on a 50/50 mix of betadine and water for several days.

3/4/2008 6:46:13 PM

thankfully, no

3/4/2008 6:45:17 PM

just once, thank goodness!

3/4/2008 6:41:37 PM

Each has it once and tea tree oil cleared it right up.

3/4/2008 6:41:20 PM

blankets that are truely breathable and not too hot,keeping horse clean,making sure horse is dry bef

3/4/2008 6:39:27 PM

we have had it but not very bad and it usually goes away when the sun comes out

3/4/2008 6:36:54 PM

bleach and water spray on grooming tools and or betidine on rain rot areas

3/4/2008 6:33:58 PM

groom your horse often, washing off any accumulated mud and use betadyne on any suspicious spots

3/4/2008 6:29:55 PM

Nolvasan cleared the problem best for me.

3/4/2008 6:21:06 PM

I have bought a horse with rain rot and it was horrible to fix

3/4/2008 6:20:11 PM

No, we live in Texas, please send some rain this way

3/4/2008 6:17:54 PM

bring them in at night to dry out

3/4/2008 6:05:47 PM

Had 1 case: used Captan on it. healed in a week.

3/4/2008 6:04:01 PM

i started keeping a waterproof sheet on him until his skin completely healed

3/4/2008 5:57:25 PM

I provide a shelter and it doesn't rain much in CA

3/4/2008 5:55:47 PM

betadine scrubs

3/4/2008 5:53:18 PM

some horses seem to get it easier than others. Much less since feeding horse shine

3/4/2008 5:52:17 PM

don't keep horses in western washington

3/4/2008 5:44:01 PM

It is imperative to keep your horse clean & dry-RESPONSIBILITY comes first

3/4/2008 5:41:14 PM

Just 1 out of 3 horses had it!

3/4/2008 5:34:08 PM

A handful of GROUND FLAX daily will keep the coat and skin healthy even during winter weather.

3/4/2008 5:22:49 PM

Florida Weather :-(

3/4/2008 5:17:21 PM

If your horse has rain rot, your not paying enough attention and not grooming your horse properly.

3/4/2008 5:16:42 PM

Take proper care of your horse.

3/4/2008 4:55:17 PM

It responded quickly to treatment and is not a serious problem.

3/4/2008 4:34:22 PM

It's a constant battle for us - Microtek gel has given us the best results so far

3/4/2008 3:50:01 PM

shapley's works best!

3/4/2008 3:14:05 PM

Good grooming will prevent this.

3/4/2008 2:59:54 PM

no, but 1 I bought had it, used Lotrimin jock itch cream twice daily & it cleared right up

3/4/2008 2:09:33 PM

Healing Tree Products Tclenz shampoo

3/4/2008 1:35:21 PM

part of living in the southeast!!

3/4/2008 1:00:31 PM

Micro Tec works well - Always Wash the brushes you use on that horse between groomings

3/4/2008 12:29:13 PM

betadine scrub when we can bathe him, and betadine solution to leave on when we can't bathe him.

3/4/2008 12:12:06 PM

spraying/putting listerine (or off brand) on it helps kill the bacteria that cause it, so it clears

3/4/2008 11:33:47 AM

If you keep your horse groomed you shouldn't have that problem right?

3/4/2008 10:35:48 AM

Wet South Florida, we're lucky our horses don't mildew!

3/4/2008 10:28:58 AM

Banixx is the best, spray liberally against the direction of the hair, 2-3 days, it's magic!!

3/4/2008 10:27:17 AM

Use EQYSS Microtek Shampoo and Microtek Spray. It works in humid climates !

3/4/2008 10:20:07 AM

Only seemed to happen when he was a 0 to 2 years old. Now, no problem.

3/4/2008 9:30:49 AM

autumn. Nasty!

3/4/2008 9:25:55 AM

Not Yet

3/4/2008 9:21:02 AM

Brush hair backwards, spray with Banixx, keep horse dry.

3/4/2008 9:20:14 AM

regular grooming helps, also keeping the horse blanketed

3/4/2008 9:16:27 AM

Was with iodine soap daily to rid of the rot, and dry the horse off when he comes in out of the rain

3/4/2008 8:37:43 AM