FAQ - General Topics

Below are frequently asked questions about Banixx and its use.  
Choose any topic at the right for more detailed information for each type of animal.

  • Where can I find Banixx™ Wound and Hoof Care? >

    Banixx™ Wound and Hoof Care is available from your veterinarian, farrier, local tack store, and/or farm supply dealer. You can search our database to find the closest retailer. Please contact us if you cannot locate Banixx™.

  • Which pets and animals can benefit from Banixx™? >

    In addition to its popular use with horse wounds, we have received reports of Banixx™ being used successfully on chickens, a falcon, an iguana, alpacas, show cattle, cats/kittens, dogs/puppies, an elk, and ferrets.  Learn more about Banixx™ for pets.

  • What if Banixx™ gets into my horse's or pet's eye? >

    No problem! Banixx has been tested (in-vitro) on eye tissue, with these results:

    • Banixx was not clinically irritating
    • Banixx caused no harm

    The testing was done under supervision of world renowned Brian Gilger DVM, who found the effect of Banixx on eye tissue "was similar to that of deionized water".

  • What are some of the skin conditions for which Banixx™ is helpful? >

    Anything where bacteria or fungus is indicated! There is a whole list:

    • rain-rot (also called rain sores)
    • greasy heel on horses and cattle (also called scratches, mud fever, and cracked heels)
    • ring-worm
    • miscellaneous, mysterious bumps
    • after a fire-ant attack
    • any skin fungal problem

    It may take several applications—morning and evening for 2-4 days—for a complete recovery in some cases.

    How to Apply

    Apply Banixx liberally to the affected area, gently massage it with fingertips into the skin, against the grain of the hair, to get it right down to the skin. Do not hose it off—just let Banixx go to work!

  • Why is Banixx™ different from other products sold for aid with skin wounds? >

    When it is applied, Banixx™ does not sting or irritate the wound, nor does Banixx™ have an odor or foreign scent to alarm your horse. This is important for the safety of the horse (or, any other animal) AND the care-giver since a frightened animal, in an effort to "flee" (a natural form of defense for most animals), can seriously hurt him or herself and the care-giver! 

    The lack of pain and odor makes treating the horse easier for everyone concerned. The animal will not be traumatized.

    Banixx™ does not cauterize a wound so it heals on the surface as well as deeper into the wound.

  • What happens if Banixx™ freezes? Does it still work? >

    Yes, it still works great! The reason we say "Do not store below 32°" on our label is because Banixx™ is sold in a plastic bottle and the bottle might crack if frozen. 

    If your bottle of Banixx™ freezes, simply bring the bottle back to room temperature slowly and it is good to go! In addition, if your bottle of Banixx™ is exposed to sunlight or heat (due to a hot summer) it still is fine and effective to use.

  • Do I have to wear gloves when I apply Banixx™? >

    No, Banixx™ will not irritate your skin.  Also, since it is colorless, it will not stain your hands or the barn aisle!

  • Can I put Banixx™ in my animal's food or water? >

    No, Banixx™ is only recommended as a topical application.

  • What is the correct spelling for "Banixx"? >

    Well, since you are reading this page, you probably already know the correct spelling for Banixx™ Wound and Hoof Care!  Some customers have had some delays in finding us because they were searching alternate spellings: Bannix, Banix, Bannixx, Banex, Banexx, Bannex, Bandex, Bandix, Babbix, Bannyx, and the like.

  • My Banixx bottle sprayer does not seem to work. What should I do? >

    Our sprayers have a safety "on-off" feature to prevent leakage. If you are having trouble with your sprayer, take a firm hold of the bottle in your left hand, face the nozzle towards you and grasp the adjustable tip right at the end of the sprayer firmly with your right hand. Turn the adjustable tip very firmly to the left (anti-clockwise direction). This unlocks the sprayer for use.

    Note: the "adjustable tip" is the last 1/2 inch of the sprayer, right at the very tip of the sprayer, that adjusts the sprayer for either a shower/light spray or a stronger, full-stream spray.

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Banixx™ Benefits

  • No steroids, no antibiotics
  • No odor to alarm your pet
  • No color, non-staining
  • Safe around the eye and mouth
  • Non-irritating, no sting or burn
  • Long shelf-life, temperature tolerant
  • Anti-fungal, Anti-bacterial