Category Archives: Medical

Oy. Norma’s donkey psoriasis is back. Yuk. But, I have a cure.

Unfortunately, I’ve written about this previously…  Pretty much every summer, my donkey, Norma Jean, succumbs to donkey psoriasis.

I’ve had numerous vets out over the years and none of them could cure her – so I was constantly wrapping her legs with calming salves and hoping for winter.

Yet again, my Summer foe is back.

Sometimes it is difficult to see the infection when it starts because of her long hair… but when I see her biting, I know.  And again, this Summer, I didn’t catch it right away.

Ugh.  It itches, she bites at it, the flies come, it becomes infected.  A nasty cycle.

Poor Norma.

Poor Norma. First I wash the area, then I put on Major’s Solution

BUT LAST YEAR…I FOUND A CURE!  (No affiliation)

Last year, a kind reader sent a cure.  It used to be called Fungus Free Plus.  But now it is called Major’s Solution.

To my amazement, It worked!!! (All natural ingredients, too).

So, I had a fresh bottle on hand for this Summer, figuring my nemesis would show up again.

I had a fresh bottle on hand and ready, because I thought her donkey psoriasis might come back this Summer.  I took this photo after I had used it on Norma, hence the donkey hairs on the wet label.

All I do is wash the area, smooth on the Major’s Solution – and it keeps the flies away and dries up the infection.   It has a fragrance of salad dressing… the flies hate it.  If you do this every day for a week (maybe 2 weeks, depending upon the severity), the issue resolves itself.

Yay for Norma!

So, I started our regimen tonight.  Poor girl.  But, at least it showed up later this year… and at least I know what to do!

If your equine has a skin issue that won’t resolve, try Major’s Solution.

Click to go to the site.

HORSE AND MAN is a blog in growth... if you like this, please pass it around!

CECAL TROCHARIZATION. Could save a life from gas colic.

This came across my Facebook feed from WHISKEY RIVER LARGE ANIMAL MOBILE VET SERVICE.

JULY 28, 2018


From Whiskey River Large Animal Mobile Vet Service.

Do you know what this is??

This is called cecal trocharization, and tonight it saved this mare’s life!

Libby had started to colic after the events of her day, and it was determined that for a time, her intestines had stopped working.

To release the gas building up in her intestines, this 5-inch needle was sterilly inserted into her cecum, part of the horse’s large intestine. She kept this in place for almost 4 hours tonight, as she walked and rested, waiting for the gas to fizz out and her intestines to work again.

And they did!! Hoorah for simple procedures that save lives!

We are getting there for Pegasus!!  Only $20 (!!!) needed to reach our goal for our August Bucket Fund horse, Pegasus, who lost his tail while trying to survive on the streets.  You can read his story here.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.  THANK YOU in advance!  Every little bit adds up!  This poor guy needs so much TLC.

CLICK HERE to donate!  Thank you so much!!


HORSE AND MAN is a blog in growth... if you like this, please pass it around!