I wanted to give you all some feedback about some products I’ve discussed before.
PURPLE MUSH FOR EQUINE CANKER
OK, I’ve hollered from mountain tops about this stuff. It is incredible. It cures canker. It is really, really messy.
This product is not on the market yet. So, you can really only get it if you have a severe case and are willing to document it with photos so CoCo (Master Farrier) can use it in his support paperwork. However, I have known him to send out some Purple Mush for damsels in distress without even asking them for before/after photos. So, give it a try if your horse has canker. Here is my original post about the Purple Mush.
Basically, my horse suffered for a year. I did everything all the specialists told me to do. And, just as we had given up and were ready to put her down, someone told me about CoCo and Well-Horse and the Purple Mush.
Within two weeks of applying the Purple Mush, her canker was GONE. Gone. Totally gone. Unbelievable. This stuff is purple gold.
Go to the Well-Horse website and email/call them if you need help with canker. (The Purple Mush is not on the site so you have to specifically ask for the PURPLE MUSH.)
EQUI-SPA FLY SPRAY AND THE BALM
Last week I wrote about a very poor, sick, skinny mare with a great will to live, Grace. Here is her photo. Sad.
But, the good news is the wonderful people at Equi-Spa read the blog post about Grace and sent Strawberry Mountain Mustangs, the people caring for Grace, a “care package”. Equi-Spa did this because Darla from SMM mentioned that the flies were really heavy around Grace but she didn’t want to use any chemicals near her because she was so weak. Darla also mentioned that Grace had many sores and bad skin…
Equi-Spa jumped into action because their fly spray is all natural and totally non-toxic. And, their THE BALM is a wonderful salve that they thought would help Grace.
I wrote how I feel about THE BALM in this post. I love it.
Anyway, I just received an email from Darla. She had received the Equi-Spa fly spray and THE BALM. Both seem to be working wonderfully! Here is Darla’s email to me:
“Now the EquiSpa products?! OMG. LOVEEEEE them. The fly spray is incredible. And it smells so yummy I want to marinate in it. In fact, I did spray my legs the other day. I have the salve all along Grace’s spine where it was cracked and bleeding, and on her hocks where she scuffs herself when she gets up and down. NO flies. It’s awesome.”
So, I’m not kidding when I say that you should go to the Equi-Spa site and get whatever you need. You will love the products. And, I’m not affiliated — wish I was…
THE BEST FLY MASK SO FAR
Now, I know there are many Cashel fans out there. I love their fly masks, too. But, they can be expensive so I vote this fly mask as my new favorite. It is made by Brookside and you can get them, fairly inexpensively, from Valley Vet. You can click here.
I did my huge fly mask review at the beginning of fly season this year. I still think this is the best one for the money. No, it has no forelock hole and it is a bit short for those of you who like longer nose cover… But, all 6 that I bought several months ago have lasted all season. The velcro is still on and they are in really good shape after several washings. I think they are far and a way the best fly masks that I have purchased in a very long time!
Wrig is here modeling his which is old and worn but you’d never know since they hold up so well.
THE BOOT I CANNOT WRAP RIGHT BUT IT IS STILL A GOOD IDEA
This is the velcro temporary boot that I fought with earlier this year. The velcro closures are so flipping strong that I can hardly undo whatever I do, if you know what I mean. So, if I accidentily attach #1 to #6 instead of #1 to #2, I have to call the Fire Department to undo it.
But, the more I work with it, the more I think it is a great little item. I have been using it on dry ground for my mare with the canker. I have to wrap her foot with vet wrap every day and this boot really makes it easy to turn her out.
Truth to tell, I have two of the tabs permanently stuck to each other in the wrong way. I swear, I cannot undo them. But, it doesn’t really matter. There is so much velcro and so many ways to stick one part to another, I can slap it on there and she’s good to go. So far, she hasn’t been able to undo it either. I think it is a good boot for minor applications or for getting you off the trail and back to the trailer.
You can get it at Valley Vet as well. Here is the link.
NEW STEPNSOAK ULTRA HOOF SOAKING SYSTEM
The reason I’m writing about this is because even though I haven’t tried this exact item, I know it will work. Why? Well, because my fabulous vet used to give me his used IV fluid bags for me to use to soak Tess’ foot. It worked GREAT! I could use them over and over. They are made of thicker plastic that won’t break easily. And, they were a snap to clean.
Today, this product ad showed up in my inbox. Well, I know exactly what this is! Why didn’t I think of it?! Anyway, I’m sure it is a good idea and I’m sure it will work for you.
If any of you try it, please let me know. Here is the website. You get 4 soaking boots for $34 with shipping.
SILLY COW VIDEO – AGAIN
If you haven’t seen this, it is good for a giggle!
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