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    Default DMSO, glycerine and oil of eucalyptus - how effective?

    Has anyone ever used this mixture for a sore tendon? A friend swears by it - paints it on an old tendon injury whenever her horse overdoes it in turnout or seems ouchy.

    I would never have thought to mix those ingredients: glycerine, DMSO and eucalyptus oil. It's really pungent!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Canterwell View Post
    Has anyone ever used this mixture for a sore tendon? A friend swears by it - paints it on an old tendon injury whenever her horse overdoes it in turnout or seems ouchy.

    I would never have thought to mix those ingredients: glycerine, DMSO and eucalyptus oil. It's really pungent!

    No-one? I was just interested to know what therapeutic effect this mixture would have, if any.



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    I'm not sure what therapeutic effect it might have--possibly an internal counter-irritant? (if you can call that "therapeutic" . . . ) Anything mixed with DMSO is going right through the skin and systemic. Not so sure I'd want any essential oil going systemic like that in a horse. (or any other living thing) Sounds kind of barbaric, actually.
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    Given what a topical product that contained eucalyptus did to one of my horse's skin, I don't think I'd want to add DMSO to the mix.
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