Yes, Banixx works very well on Rain Rot! Horse Journal even commented that "inflamed areas quiet down quickly probably as a result of the good anti-microbial effect and non-irritating nature" of Banixx™ (Horse Journal, Dec 2009).
To treat rain rot (also called rain scald) in horses, spray Banixx™ liberally against the direction of the hair. Make sure you saturate the entire rain rot area with Banixx™ in order to get the full benefit. Do not pick off the scabs. Use Banixx™ 2-3 times daily as a rain rot treatment, and you should begin to see results in 2-4 days.
Horse rain rot, or rain scald, is caused by the bacteria Dermatophilus spp. Humid weather conditions enable it to multiply to the point that it irritates the hair follicles and skin of afflicted horses. With rain rot in horses, you see scabbing which follows the run-off pattern of water over the horse's back and rump. It is more common in the Spring and Summer when rains and warmer temperatures provide a fertile environment for this bacteria. However, it may crop up in winter if temperatures rise and fall causing some horses to sweat under their blankets again, creating a warm, moist environment for the bacteria to grow. The most common symptom is hair loss. Visibly the hair will rise up in little tufts and it will fall out if rubbed or brushed. A mild case will leave a smooth, hair-less skin area whereas a severe case will leave small scabs or open sores. It may look similar to mange in dogs but cannot be treated in the same way. Learn more about horse rain rot and rain rot treatment in this article by Equus Magazine.
"Banixx is a wonderful product. I have a horse in my barn that gets scratches and rain rot every year from all the fungus here in PA. This year she had none! We used Banixx as part of her normal grooming routine and she was free of the normal yearly problems. I've recommended Banixx to all my clients especially those with "high white" and bald faced animals." - Pam Kister, via Facebook
A mare with undiagnosed Cushing's disease presented with a long coat, highly-sensitive areas of dry, dead skin and multiple areas of skin infection with pus (see two photos at left).
Banixx™ Wound and Hoof Care was used in a whole body treatment for 17 consecutive days on the horse to aid in the recovery of the extensive skin infection. At the same time, the Cushing's disease was treated with appropriate medication.
Banixx™ has been very effective in clearing skin infections in horses due to dermatophilosis (rain rot, rain scald, rain sores, mud fever), dermatophytosis (ringworm), and pastern dermatitis (greasy heel, scratches, mud fever, cracked heels). In addition to treating your horse or pet's skin infections, take the time to learn what to do to avoid a recurrence of that particular skin infection and follow those guidelines, too. Learn more about skin conditions. If you suspect your horse has Cushing's disease, contact your veterinarian. While Cushing's disease has been recognized for more than 70 years, only recently are there improved diagnostic and treatment options. A horse with Cushing's disease can live longer and enjoy a better quality of life. Learn more about Cushing's disease.