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 Post subject: Shapleys MTG- before/after
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:26 pm 01 
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Has anyone tried this? What are your reviews?
My gelding has a few bald spots/sores on him from rubbing that I'm wanting to doctor up.

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I've used it twice and both times was not pleased with the results. I am not a fan of putting petroleum products like that on the horses anyway. One horse it did nothing for it, irritated her some. I also once had a halter horse rub their tail bald at a big show when a groom put it on the night before. :evil:

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I use this product all the time with great results. Some people I have run into say they do not like the smell. It does not bother me. Even my vet recommended it for my dog too on his hot spots, and it helped so much no more itching, and biting and his hair grew back.
I have used it on horses for mane and tail detangling, as well as to help it grow.

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Personal preference as to what is used on their horses. I prefer to not use any petroleum based products hence my recommendation for Rose Oil and Orvus shampoos.

Just decide what you want to use and find out what's out there that does the job.

As far as fungi on a horse I use Listerine Mouthwash (Cheap generic like you find at Walmart, Dollar Store, etc. Dollar Store Baby Shampoo in the gallon jugs is a great horse shampoo, the gallon jugs of conditioner or bubble bath also works great as a conditioner. Put on and rinse off.)

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I think you should just get the stuff the vet that did the PPE suggested and use that, as she is a vet and has seen the sores and apparently evaluated them and made a determination on what would heal them.

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I agree with jc, at least give what the vet suggests a shot, since she's seen the lesions/bare patches, whatever they are.

Is MTG the one that seems to be aggravated when the horses are in the sun? I've heard some pretty rough horror stories about it, but of course, you seldom hear from people who are simply pleased with a product. Well, unless it's a super duper one that they want everyone to know about!

Leah, do your horses run in the sunny pasture with MTG on?

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When I bought my little bay mare, she had a pretty stout case of rain rot. I treated with... something, I can't remember what. And then started using generic Listerine to keep it away. The horse and everything I used on her smelled like mintysweet- brushes, combs, saddle blanket. Just walking into my barn the mint smell hit ya. I laugh about it now, but I got so sick of it then! :lol:

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Yes, Mickey is out side, he has a stall to go into if he wants to get out of the weather. I have had no issues using this on all my horses, plus other horses from clients.

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Here is the scar on Fiona's shoulder that I am working on.
It's just a little black bald spot.
I'm testing out the MTG.

2/17/2011:
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And just for fun! BC she's cute :)
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I wouldn't use it on a scrape like that. The hair will grow in fine without it, but if you want to use something, use this:

Derma Gel

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It may seem expensive, but for the size of Fiona's scrape, it would only need a pea size smiggen. It really does help the hair to grow back in the original color.

A friend told me about it when Dot's mare had a bad injury to her leg. It was treated with Schreiner's Herbal Solution until closed and then I used the Derma-Gel. It healed without a scar.

I know that many people like M-T-G. I do not use it much on the horses because it blistered several. Maybe it was because they were turned out and had a reaction due to the sun.

A friend uses it on Sarcoids to make them drop off.
It works well on hot spots on dogs. It is so nasty they won't lick it off.


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You don't need anything on that at all. The hair will grow back on it's own. MTG isn't going to make a difference on how fast.

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Is it a scar or a hair loss? Any idea of how it happened? Odd place. . . you usually see bite marks or poor fit saddle sores there but that looks like neither.

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I'm not sure what happened to her. Im betting she was running from someone or something and got scratched by a gate, a limb, etc.

Its been there since she came on the 13th. I can't believe Ive had her for not even a week! :shock: She's really coming around!

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Use caution with MTG. I know it works well for lots of people, but it does have the capacity to burn them. I've had a couple of horses blistered pretty good with it and use it very sparingly now.
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I had both horses get horrendous case of scratches, and rain rot on their faces after moving them from a dry area to a wet grassy area. Tried the MTG, but the horse with the white socks seemed to get really irritated. So I only used it on one horse. The scratches cleared up in just a few weeks. Their faces healed up immediately. The other horse was my guinea pig...tried EVERY cure possible, nothing worked. So I tried the MTG again but just put it on lightly and gradually. Didn't irritate him that way but was the only thing that worked to clear them up on him too. I think it's great for spot treating little "bald" patches and mane/tail scruff too. Haven't tried it for mane/tail growth though.

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