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  1. #1
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    Default Vetrolin Liniment Gel

    Has anyone used Vetrolin Liniment Gel on their horse and had it burn their skin??

    My horse was sore in his hind quarters, so I slathered some on him 2 days in a row (the soreness went away!) but it burned his skin!

    His hind quarter now looks like I poured acid on him.

    Has this happened to anyone else??



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    Yup, same thing with ThermaFlex.

    Stick with Sore No More Gelotion.
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    Yep, and normal absorbine. Some horses are more sensitive than others.



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    Thanks for the responses!
    Sore No More Gelotion, got it



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    I definitely second the Sore No More!! Use it on my horse all the time with great success!!
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    I love the Sore no more products, but at home I usually get the Vetrolin liquid and then dilute it with water for my sensitive skinned TB. Lots cheaper than Sore no more if your using it often.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SayAngel View Post
    I love the Sore no more products, but at home I usually get the Vetrolin liquid and then dilute it with water for my sensitive skinned TB. Lots cheaper than Sore no more if your using it often.
    Good tip, thank you!



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    I put it on my guy once and he had no problem with it, but my skin burned horribly from it, so I quit using it then and there. I always use Sore No More, happened that the tack shop was out of it so I bought the Vetrolin since it was all that they had. Ordered some Sore No More online later that night.



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    My (part-leased) OTTB gelding gets a mix of Bigeloil (I believe that's how its spelled?) and rubbing alcohol sprayed and rubbed into his legs after he works. I've seen how he can stock up without it (he's a little older, had a 3 year race career) and I'd say it does a nice job
    The alcohol evaporates quickly and cools the legs. He gets it up to and on his knees and hocks for flat, and to his stifles when we jump.
    We also use Sore No More liniment if we can't find the Bigeloil. It works well too



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    Great tips, folks, thank you!



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    My thin skinned TB is fine with whatever liniment I happen to have, my my tough and rugged trail/eventing QH has a melt down if I put anything besides sore no more on him. Silly horses.

    I believe I managed to scald my QH with wintergreen rubbing alchol once.



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    I burned my horse with Bigeloil gel once. It was an older bottle, and apparently in some cases the water in gel liniments can evaporate and leave the gel more concentrated. I stick to using the menthol-based liniments mixed with water as a brace and go for a SNM/alcohol blend for vigorous rub-downs.
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    What's strange to me, is that it seems to slowly burn...when I first put it on him, he didn't react at all - same with the second time I put it on. Poor thing! I can't imagine how it must've felt to sloooowwwwly start burning his skin



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    Yes, I have had Vetrolin blister my horse. Ugh. And she's not the thin skinned type.

    I've had good success with diluted Cool Pack Green Jelly, but mostly I just sponge off with plain old water.

    (Sore no More is awesome, but I don't have any at the moment)



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    Yes, I have had it happen. Horse broke out in hives. So no more of Vetrolin.

    Man that stuff smells good.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rmh_rider View Post
    Yes, I have had it happen. Horse broke out in hives. So no more of Vetrolin.

    Man that stuff smells good.
    How long did it take to heal?
    I started putting silver cream on him, but gosh, it looks so bad



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