How To Treat and get rid of Horse Ringworm With Banixx

How to get rid of and treat for my horse’s / pony’s / cow’s ringworm

The Banixx Pet Care RemedyRingworm, also known as dermatophytosis, is a fungal infection of the skin. Hair loss around the area can occur but most often a scaly, itchy, red rash in a circular pattern develops on the skin. Banixx, being a vigorous anti-fungal solution, is the first choice for ringworm in horses, ponies, show cattle, show goats – or, for any animal with ringworm. Ringworm is a highly contagious skin fungus that can be spread from animal to human and human to animal. When handling an animal with ringworm be sure to wear disposable gloves and discard them between handling or treating of each animal to prevent the spread of infection, and to protect yourself. To get rid of and treat horse ringworm follow these simple directions:

  • Spray Banixx liberally on your horse’s ringworm and the immediate surrounding area. You may do this two times daily for several days, or, as needed. The reason for spraying surrounding areas is due to the highly contagious nature of the infection. Even though the naked eye cannot see it, it is likely that the infection has already spread beyond what’s visible, so spraying a larger area helps to contain the infection.
  • If possible or practical, pat Banixx gently into the skin of your horse or pony so that it makes firm contact. Be sure to wear disposable gloves and discard between each animal to prevent the spread of infection and to protect yourself.
  • Those ringworm spores are pesky and persistent. While they need to be on your horse’s skin in order to live, they can lie dormant in the environment and can be viable for years. That’s why it’s so important to de-contaminate your horse’s environment once you’ve detected the ringworm infection. Disinfect the areas where your horse lives, disinfect any equipment used on or near your horse and wash any blankets, towels or materials used on him/her.
  • Quarantine any animal(s) that have ringworm and check the other animals regularly for outbreaks. Setting up a foot bath (tub to walk through that has water and a disinfectant solution) at the entrance & exit area of the quarantined area is suggested to help from spreading the fungus.
  • Separate grooming tools should be used on the infected animals and those tools either disposed of or disinfected.
  • Wipe down all of your horse’s tack with a solution of apple cider vinegar.
  • If your horse has a stall or a run-in shed, disinfect the stall or shed with a bleach solution applied to the walls and floor. If your horse has trailered recently, disinfect the trailer. In other words, think about Where your horse has Been lately and disinfect those areas as best possible.  Find Banixx near you or online.

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Horse Ringworm

The photo above shows ringworm on a horse.
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