Horse Fungal Infections
How do I get rid of and treat my horse's/pony's skin fungus?
In times of warm, humid weather, skin fungus on your horse is a natural but annoying occurrence. Luckily, Banixx, as an anti-fungal topical solution, treats this unsightly equine skin fungus in record time and without breaking the bank.
(Note: Use these instructions with any other pet, too)
To get rid of and treat your horse’s skin fungus, resist the temptation to remove or peel away the fungus from your horse’s skin. This may leave the area raw and thus open to infection while also being painful for your horse. Whether it is a facial skin fungus or fungus elsewhere on your horse, saturate the area well using cotton balls to ensure that the Banixx solution reaches right down to the fungal spores. You may use your fingers to massage Banixx into the skin but, if you do, then the use of disposable gloves is advisable to prevent spreading the infection. Treat 2-3 times daily and results will be apparent in just a few days. If your horse has lost hair due to the fungus, which is not unusual, just keep in mind that hair re-growth is not a quick process – it may take a couple of weeks before new hair is readily seen.
For hoof fungus, it’s best to treat the hoof immediately after your farrier has trimmed the hoof. This allows the hoof tissue to be readily available to Banixx so that Banixx can more easily penetrate the hoof tissue. The use of a hoof boot (commercial or home-made) or a clean, used IV bag (easily obtainable from most veterinarians and generally free) will keep the hoof awash in the Banixx solution for complete saturation. After soaking (30 minutes if possible) then protect the hoof from further contamination by wrapping it in gauze secured by duct tape, vet wrap or similar. Treat twice a day for 3-4 days. After this length of time, most hoof tissue has hardened over and will no longer be available to Banixx. Be sure not to dilute Banixx with other products as this will change the pH and render it less or non-effective.