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  • Quick help - how to get Desitin off horse?

    So I love Desitin for clearing up cannon crud. Put it on, leave it a few days, cannon crud gone.

    One problem...going to show - how do I get the dang stuff off my black horse? I tried scrubbing/soaking with Palmolive last night, at least three times, and while it faded, he still has some white streaks! And the scrubbing just seemed to pull hair, and in one case, a little bit of skin off (which made me feel AWFUL!).

    Any ideas on how to get rid of that stuff? I don't want to have to color his whole back legs in with a Sharpie! (not really.....but you get the picture)

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    Canon Crud? Do you mean Scratches? Are you sure the hair isn't coming off because of the scratches? I've seen that happen. Desitin is hell to get out of anything, I would never put that on my horse's hair. You could try cornstarch/baby powder it whilst dry, then wash it with Dawn.

    I usually just take a little bit of medicated shampoo and scrub with my fingernails for awhile, rinse out and apply MTG. Repeat everyday until gone. Also helps to clips the legs.

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    • #3
      Try baby wipes....it works to get it off my son's hiney
      Let us know what works!

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      • #4
        You can always spray a can of shapelys over it.

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        • #5
          anything oil based. WD40 will work. Googone will work too.

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          • #6
            Canon Crud? Do you mean Scratches? Are you sure the hair isn't coming off because of the scratches? I've seen that happen. Desitin is hell to get out of anything, I would never put that on my horse's hair. You could try cornstarch/baby powder it whilst dry, then wash it with Dawn.
            The desitin does work well on scratches, actually. But I've never tried to get it off.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Trixie View Post
              The desitin does work well on scratches, actually. But I've never tried to get it off.
              Yea, I've used desitin on other horse situations, but the stuff is like axle grease, I don't think I would ever let it sit in the hair for a few days. I've seen mothers curse the powers above when it gets in toddler hair, the rug, clothes etc.

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              • #8
                Baby oil. Leave it on for a minute or two and all gunk comes off, including cannon crud.

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                • #9
                  agree that baby oil would probably work. I'd also try Dawn dish soap - they've had ads for years with someone washing crude oil off oil-spill-coated baby ducks and assorted wildlife who seem to come out sparkling clean and perky.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by KingoftheRoad View Post
                    So I love Desitin for clearing up cannon crud. Put it on, leave it a few days, cannon crud gone.
                    Next time try KY jelly, you don't have to leave it in for days and it rinses off easily. I read about it in Practical Horseman, used one of those jelly scrubbers and it works great.

                    My sister's two year old got into the Desitin when he was supposed to be taking a nap and spread it throughout his hair and all over his clothes, the bedding, toys. Even after three shampoos in one day he still looked as greasy as a sardine.

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                    • #11
                      Use Dawn. It is used to wash crude oil of marine animals and it is the only dishwashing soap that works. You also might try rubbing alcohol on a rag.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rwfarm View Post
                        anything oil based. WD40 will work. Googone will work too.
                        Or the orange stuff made for mechanics. That takes off grease as well as Ungodly Stickiness like pine sap.

                        Put it on the *dry* leg. Scrub around a bit (not as hard as with Dawn) and rinse.
                        The armchair saddler
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BAC View Post
                          My sister's two year old got into the Desitin when he was supposed to be taking a nap and spread it throughout his hair and all over his clothes, the bedding, toys. Even after three shampoos in one day he still looked as greasy as a sardine.
                          No helpful input, but I read this as a two year old horse and was trying to figure out how she made him take a nap...
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by worth_the_wait08 View Post
                            No helpful input, but I read this as a two year old horse and was trying to figure out how she made him take a nap...
                            That is so funny, and would be quite a trick to be able to get them to nap. I do the same thing though, I saw the thread on looking for Kitty, a trainer, and thought they wanted a trainer for their cat.

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                            • #15
                              Peanut butter smeared on the splotchy leg, then washed off with a good detergent will help too. I think it's the oils in the peanut butter than do the trick.

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                              • #16
                                Mineral or baby oil! I worked at a facility that manufactured Desitin and that is what we used to clean after it.

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                                  #17
                                  Great - thank you everyone - I'm going to take some baby oil to the show tomorrow and see if I can get the remnants off his legs!!!! Great stuff for cannon crud, as long as you have two weeks to get rid of it before you need to show!

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                                  • #18
                                    Hand sanitizer! The alcohol in it gets the grease off, and it's readily available just about anywhere. I bet you have some in your tack trunk right now!
                                    Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.

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                                    • #19
                                      Water-soluble alternative to Desitin

                                      An overnight glycerine sweat works great to take off hind leg cannon crud (hyperkeratosis). Since it is water soluble it can just be hosed off the next day.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by rwfarm View Post
                                        anything oil based. WD40 will work. Googone will work too.
                                        Those 2 things are VERY bad for horse skin. Use peanut butter. I know, doesn't seem right but...smear it on, rub it in, let it sit a few minutes, wash off with shampoo. Also very good for pine pitch.
                                        Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.

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