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Support skin health
It doesn’t take much for a horse to sustain common superficial cuts, irritations and grazes. The skin is the largest organ in the horse's body and accounts for 12-24% of the animal’s total weight, depending on age. A horse’s skin needs to be monitored for changes.
The skin serves a number of functions, but the most important is to protect underlying tissues. Horses in training often sustain minor scrapes. Inclement weather, wires, ropes, insects and kicks can all increase risks in paddocks and stables. During racing, horses can ‘over-reach’ (strike their front heels with the toe of their hind hooves), which can cause discomfort for a horse.
The natural way
There is a lot that can be done naturally to help minimize superficial cuts and scrapes. Your horse’s stable should have no dangerous fittings or sharp objects. Feed mangers or water buckets should be fixed firmly if a feed bucket is used; remove the handle (your horse could get its foot trapped). If you use hay nets, make sure your horse’s feet cannot get caught in them (remove all feeding equipment after a horse is fed). All electric lights and switches should be out of reach of your horse, and waterproofed. Stable doors should be tightly secured, but keep many spare keys in case of fire (install a smoke alarm). Stable doors should be secured, as they might swing open. If your horse is being plaited, move him or her out of the stables while it is done, as needles may fall into the bedding.
What is EQuine Wound Care?
EQuine Wound Care contains a combination of herbs known for their ability to support routine healing and healthy skin. This 100% herbal remedy may be used on the spot as needed – or it can be used regularly in a maintenance program to promote nourished, soothed skin.
There is a great deal of evidence to suggest that the use of carefully chosen herbal ingredients can help to promote healthy skin . Along with the correct lifestyle choices, our herbal remedies can make all the difference to your horse’s health.
EQuine Wound Care comes in an all natural oil form and contains no parabens, sodium laurel sulphate or harmful petrochemicals, and can be applied easily, with no mess or fuss!
PetAlive Equine Wound Care