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    Crud on hind legs..

    Ok horse folk. I need a refresher. What's the shampoo or soap used to cut crud on legs when you've gotten negligent about currying. It's on the front and back on the rear cannon bones. Fur stuck with sebum so it pulls out easily. I'd rather bathe it away than curry it away since this one's a little greasy anyway. Having a brain fart here..

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    Equiderma? That's what I've always had good luck with on leg funk.
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      Yeah.. I was thinking of the shampoo from (embarrassed to admit this).. the late '80s. Was a veterinary Rx'd product. Shampoo, leave in place 10 minutes, gently curry away as you rinsed. Charcoal based maybe? Stunk funky too..

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        Agree w/ JenEM, I started using Equiderma lotion this summer on hindleg crud and it works.
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          Tea tree oil + curry comb

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            Originally posted by Fin01 View Post
            Yeah.. I was thinking of the shampoo from (embarrassed to admit this).. the late '80s. Was a veterinary Rx'd product. Shampoo, leave in place 10 minutes, gently curry away as you rinsed. Charcoal based maybe? Stunk funky too..
            Are you thinking something like chlorhexidine? Hibicleans from the human pharmacy area does the same thing for less $$ than the veterinary version. Also works pretty well on leg funk IME. (I had one with white hind socks. I've tried pretty much everything!)

            Equiderma also comes in a shampoo version.
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              Head and Shoulders Shampoo works well, too.

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                A friend reminded me.. MALASEB!! Thanks guys

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                  Selsun Blue (the dandruff shampoo that is blue) works well. Scrub in, leave on for 10 min and rinse. You may need to do it a couple of times but it will clear it up.

                  I believe there is also an old time remedy of original listerine mixed with mineral oil (1:1). Spray on for a couple days in a row, allow to soak through and then shampoo off. Crud is gone.

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                    Originally posted by JenEM View Post

                    Are you thinking something like chlorhexidine? Hibicleans from the human pharmacy area does the same thing for less $$ than the veterinary version. Also works pretty well on leg funk IME. (I had one with white hind socks. I've tried pretty much everything!)

                    Equiderma also comes in a shampoo version.
                    Yes! I got Leader brand chlorhexidine scrub from my regular pharmacist. I've been going there for almost 20 years. He was a bit reluctant to sell it to me because they don't study horse medications in pharmacy school. I was looking for something to use in lieu of Betadine scrub on a strange cut, which the horse didn't like. It is syrupy so it stays where you put it. The horse was a lot more comfortable.

                    My Paint with white legs and pink skin always shows that stain/fungus on the front of his hind canon bones. They all probably have it. I rubbed it down with the scrub and the next day all you could see was white hair. Also used it for a bit of thrush in the cleft of a frog. I scrubbed it down to get the gunk out before applying thrush remedy. I used it to treat a very weird growth which the vet removed yesterday. She concurred with using it instead of betadine. Cheaper and much easier to use.

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                      Nope. Used chlorhexadine scrub today, let it sit for 10 minutes and it did nothing.
                      It's malaseb that I was looking for

                      I'll try Dawn because I already have it. But the Malaseb will be on order if not.

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                        Originally posted by Fin01 View Post
                        Nope. Used chlorhexadine scrub today, let it sit for 10 minutes and it did nothing.
                        It's malaseb that I was looking for

                        I'll try Dawn because I already have it. But the Malaseb will be on order if not.
                        I looked up the active ingredients in Malaseb and they're 2% miconazole nitrate and 2% chlorhexidine gluconate. So if you wash with chlorhexidine and put on some athletes foot medication like Lotrimin (also sold as Monistat) or their generic equivalents you won't have to make the special order for Malaseb.

                        Good post. Noticed some cannon crud the other day. I have some miconazole kicking around from the last round of scratches.

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                          Slather it in oil and curry it off the next day. The oil dissolves the oily crusts.
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                            Originally posted by gypsymare View Post
                            Slather it in oil and curry it off the next day. The oil dissolves the oily crusts.
                            Like, mineral oil?

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                              Equiderma lotion is what you want. Just slather it on and leave it alone. By the next day you should be able to wipe off the crud. Best stuff ever.

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                                Originally posted by Fin01 View Post
                                I'll try Dawn because I already have it. But the Malaseb will be on order if not.

                                Careful with Dawn.
                                I don't care that baby ducks can tolerate it.
                                Years ago a chiro suggested I leave it overnight on my TB's stifles & wash off the next day.
                                Hair came of with it, leaving him bare-skinned where the Dawn had sat.

                                My TWH is having reactions from fly bites (sweet itch) leaving raw spots & crud on front cannons.
                                Corona ointment heals the sores in a day or two, hair comes back & bonus: flies won't land on the goo.

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                                  Listerine works to keep it from building up again once you get it off. Dump 1/2 listerine 1/2 water in an empty spray bottle and spray legs when you groom. I also wash legs really good once/week.

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                                    Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post


                                    Careful with Dawn.
                                    I don't care that baby ducks can tolerate it.
                                    Years ago a chiro suggested I leave it overnight on my TB's stifles & wash off the next day.
                                    Hair came of with it, leaving him bare-skinned where the Dawn had sat.

                                    My TWH is having reactions from fly bites (sweet itch) leaving raw spots & crud on front cannons.
                                    Corona ointment heals the sores in a day or two, hair comes back & bonus: flies won't land on the goo.
                                    Thanks for this. I won't be leaving the Dawn on any longer than it takes to wash the 2 legs. Maybe a 2nd lathering, but that's it.

                                    Knew a client once that used ..Corona? to scrub the legs. Until they bled. She was a teen and was just following instructions to wash the legs to "get the crud off". Boy did she ever follow instructions!

                                    Horses, horses. Tough as nails and fragile as an egg. And always looking for ways to get hurt..

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                                      3rd or 4th the equiderma lotion

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                                        Ok.. since so many here recommend Equiderma, am I looking for the Skin Lotion? There's a whole line of products by Equiderma and I want to be sure I'm getting the right one. I'm old school and have a tendency to use products I've used for decades. But I'm also aware there's newer, better products on the market. So the resounding Equiderma suggestions has me thinking I'll give it a try.

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