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Oh My Gosh, this FUNGUS FREE is curing my donkey’s skin issue, FINALLY! Maybe it will work for you!!

A while ago, I wrote about Swamp Cancer.

In that blog, I had cited a product, FUNGUS FREE, for Swamp Cancer.  After discovering the blog, the owner of that company wrote to me and told me that now the product was even better.  She told me that her FUNGUS FREE worked on many skin ailments (not just Swamp Cancer), was all natural and that she would send a bottle for me to try on my Norma.


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Norma Jean, my donkey, has what the vet described as ‘donkey psoriasis’.  He gave me a shampoo that was supposed to kill it.

It didn’t.

For the past 6 months, on and off, I’ve tried just about every product out there for all kinds of equine skin ailments – mostly rain rot or fungus cures.  They all worked a little, some more than others, but eventually, Norma would bite at the itchy skin and reinfect herself.  The sores never healed completely, even when wrapped consistently.

So, when I was offered yet another product, I was guardedly optimistic.

These are kinda hard to see if you don't know what you are looking for... but usually, she has scabs and weeping sores on her legs. Now, she has healing scabs and healed skin! No flies and no wraps!

These are kinda hard to see if you don’t know what you are looking for… but usually, she has scabs and weeping sores on her legs. Now, she has healing scabs and healed skin! No flies and no wraps!

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Her left front leg at the rear is the worst. You can see the areas that are effected and healing. This is remarkable! No wraps, it is 95+ degrees here and no flies! She isn’t biting and the sores are healing! I’m wondering if humans with psoriasis should try this?!


It arrived right when I was traveling between the two houses.  The bottle was stout and the liquid fragrant like herbs.  Actually, it smells and feels like salad dressing to me… very natural and clean.

I slathered it onto Norma’s clean (but scabby) legs and then left town.  I came back 3 days later and her legs looked good!  They were healing!   And even though she had no wraps and I had been gone for 60 hours, she hadn’t bitten the new scabs!

Hmmmm.   So I did it again.  I slathered the salad dressing super sauce all over her legs and I left town again.  48 hours later, her legs were still healing!


Now I’ve been home for 2 days and have used it both days.  The healing feels very rapid.

I think we are onto something!

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I’M SO IMPRESSED!  No wrapping, no biting, no flies!

I cannot believe how well this is working – with the least amount of care…  Usually, I would use a product and wrap her legs daily.   With the Fungus Free, I’ve been fairly catch-as-catch-can due to my crazy schedule, and it is working better than all the others!  All I’ve done is clean the area and slather it on – and leave.  That’s it!   Today, I rubbed the excess from my hands all over my arms to keep the bugs off while I was feeding.

And then I thought about BG…  I read the label and it said, “Mane and Tail rubbing” , which is usually due to midges around here… , so I ran up and dosed BG on her itchy spots.    I actually want to wash her mane and apply this to see if I can create a change there.  (After treating  her for the Neck Worms, her coat is so much better, but she still has residual hot spots on her chest, belly and tail that she is in the habit of rubbing.)

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I noticed that a new patch was starting on her chest, so I hit it right away with Fungus Free Plus! We’ll see… but I am very impressed so far.

HERE IS THE WEBSITE – so much information! – (no affiliation)

The website has so much more information about Swamp Cancer and other skin diseases.  Please check it out in case this could help your horse!!

Click to go to the website and read more!

Click to go to the website and read more!

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Donkey Rap and Pony Study!

I didn’t know how to title this one…

Once again (and I’m not complaining!), it is supposed to rain heavily tonight so I brought the ponies into the barn.  Buuuuut, I also brought in Norma Jean (my donkey) because her dastardly skin fungus is back!

Ugh.  Poor girl.

I caught Norma biting at her legs yesterday so I went over to her (she immediately acted like there was nothing to see…) and peered through all the dense donkey hair to find SCABS!

Double Ugh.

So, I need to treat her again.  Clearly, I missed spots – that grew inflamed again.

I’m going to try to treat her infection without shaving her legs, first.  If that doesn’t work, I’ll shave her gams and beat back the nastiness.

She must be so itchy!  Poor girl.

Luckily, I have several different remedies – sent to me by a few different companies.  First, I’m going to use the Well-Horse Pet B Well Wound and Skin Remedy.  All of the Well Horse products really helped Mama Tess so I am very confident that I will see improvement with Norma!  (no affiliation)

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The Well-Horse products worked wonders for Mama Tess so I am confident they will help Norma Jean.  Click to read more.

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I washed Norma’s scabby legs with warm water and anti-fungal shampoo. Then I applied the Well-Horse Skin Remedy and wrapped her legs so she couldn’t bite at them or get dirty.  (Dodger is behind her, Gwen is looking over the gate and Rojo is eating in front of Norma.)

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A testimonial. I believe in Well-Horse products. Their PURPLE MUSH started this blog! I used it on Mama Tess’ canker (many years ago) and she was cured after only 2 weeks!


I adore these guys (Dodger and Slick) and love having them in the barn.

Today, when I opened their paddock to bring them into the barn, they both knew exactly what I wanted and I think they were glad!  As soon as they heard me rattle the chain on their gate, they ran over, brushed past me, grabbed a bite of fresh grass and then trotted off to the barn as fast as their little legs would take them…   I think they love being in the barn because they know I will let them roam the property the following morning.

So, the pones (I call them “pones” pronounced like ‘cones’ – they respond to me when I call that out to them… “Pones!” – they come running) are contented to be in the barn tonight… and I love it.  Seeing pony faces in the barn makes me very happy.

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Dodger is in his 30s, so I like to bring him in during heavy rainstorms. As you can see, he is totally wet already… he doesn’t mind the rain… but being an older guy, I just don’t want him to suffer at all – ever – so I make sure he dries out every 24 hours.

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Slick is the cutest… He follows me around and bumps me constantly – in his pushy pony way. If I stop and love on him, he melts.  Slick is such a pushover!  Here he is, soaking wet but very happy to be in the barn, pushing on me and, more importantly, closer to the food!

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