A BLEND OF BENEFICIAL BACTERIA, YEASTS AND FUNGI
The best thing about EquineCare Probiotic is it contains hardly any ingredients. Unless you are counting billions of beneficial microbes, yeast and water which create an environment the pathogens can no longer survive in. It is natural, organic and non-toxic which makes it completely safe to use on your animal. It is also non-swabbable which is good news for racehorses. In this day and age with antibiotic resistance occurring at an alarming rate, it is reassuring to have a natural, safe and effective alternative for infections of this nature.
MUD FEVER, RAIN SCALD, THRUSH, SEEDY TOE, GREASY HEEL AND WHITE LINE DISEASE
Mud fever and rain scald, also known as greasy heel, pastern dermatitis and rain rot are all caused by bacterial (most commonly Dermatophilus Congolensis) or fungal infections penetrating the skin barrier. It most often presents itself in moist conditions and more often on horses with non-pigmented (pink) skin. Mud fever affects the lower limbs of your horse with cracks, crusts and scabs on the skin. There can be swelling and your horse may be lame. Rain scald is usually spread over the body, head and neck and can often be seen or felt as small scabs over the skins surface, with the hair clumping to them.
THE BENEFITS OF USING A PROBIOTIC
Nearly every other treatment for these conditions calls for the scabs to be softened and removed. The skin below is sore and inflamed so this is not a pleasant scenario for your horse or the person treating them. The reason for removing them is that other biocidal treatments used need to come into direct contact with the disease or to let oxygen behind the scabs, as the pathogens are anaerobic.
EquineCare Probiotic works differently as we believe it’s better to leave the scabs where they are. They are there to protect damaged tissue and a natural part of the healing process. Once the epidermal layer is sufficiently healed they will come away on their own. ECP contains live beneficial micro-organisms which work their way under the scabs effectively overcrowding the pathogens. This is a kind, gentle way of treating your animal. Remove as much mud as is comfortable for your horse and spray once a day until healed. If your animal is susceptible to mud fever, rain scald or thrush a twice weekly maintenance spray is recommended.
RESULTS ARE VISIBLE AND EFFECTIVE
The process of overcrowding can take some time depending on the severity of the infection. As the scabs are still in place you can't really see whats happening under there, however most inflammation and heat will recede in the first couple of days and you may notice your horse moving more freely. With most cases of rain scald results may be seen within 3-4 days. Mud fever usually takes a little longer and treatment may be required from 3-4 days to 3-4 weeks or anything in between. Spraying once a day is ideal but missing a day here and there won't hurt. The 500ml bottle should be enough for a case of rainscald but if you have more than one horse to treat or mudfever we would suggest the 1 litre size. Any leftover product can be stored for up to 8 months and used as a weekly maintenance spray.
Made In Australia
Available in 500ml or 1 litre spray bottles
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