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judybigredpony
Mar. 13, 2011, 10:18 AM
Looking for any input on healing Cracked Heels newly retired OTTB.

I have kept them dry avoided washing and bed on straw,no turn-out in mud.

Know how and the cause, looking for anyones favorite treatments.:yes:

Bandage or not??

Laurierace
Mar. 13, 2011, 10:54 AM
Mix one tube generic desitin, one tube generic triple antibiotic ointment and one tube generic athlete's foot cream or generic monistat. I do not wrap. Scrub with novalsan first then apply ointment when dry.

pinkdiamondracing
Mar. 13, 2011, 12:46 PM
Mix one tube generic desitin, one tube generic triple antibiotic ointment and one tube generic athlete's foot cream or generic monistat. I do not wrap. Scrub with novalsan first then apply ointment when dry.

^^^^ this and add 5cc Gentocin to mix!!! Bye Bye scratches and cracked heels!!!

tbracer65
Mar. 27, 2011, 12:22 AM
Did you get them cleaned up? If not go to your grocery store & buy some sauerkraut. Scoop some out of the jar & put on the horse...papertowl on top & wrap with vetwrap -- leave on for 24 hrs. They'll be healed within 2 -3 days... heals them up FAST.

Calamber
Apr. 3, 2011, 10:37 PM
Tea Tree Oil, nothing else. Cleans, disinfects and has emollient qualities. Simple and it smells great. I love the smell anyway. I also use it with Epsom Salts in a soak for bruises or abscess.