In wet or humid conditions, fungal infections on your horse's skin can become common. From hair loss to tender patches of skin, these infections range from the unslighty to the extremely painful for your horse. At The Cheshire Horse, we have what you need to effectively fight fungus and keep your horse's skin healthy.
We carry an extensive selection of fungal treatments from well-respected brands such as Absorbine, Banixx, Coat Defense, Durvet, and EquiFit. These specialized formulas treat fungal skin conditions such as rain rot, scratches, girth itch, and ringworm.
Rain rot, or rain scald, is typically seen on the topline and hind quarters of the horse after periods of high humidity or rain. Starting as small bumps under the fur, rain rot may cause your horse to lose large patches of hair and even present red, raw, and itchy skin if left untreated. In order to eradicate rain rot, use an antifungal shampoo, such as EQyss Micro-Tek Medicated Shampoo or Hilton Herbs Coal, Neem & Tea Tree Shampoo, or an antifungal spray, like Corona Fung-A-Way or Banixx Wound & Hoof Care.
Despite its name, ringworm is a highly contagious skin condition. Characterized by scaly or crusty patches of skin, it can be controlled with antifungal ointments. Keep a jar of Zephyr's Garden Anti-Fungal Salve or Nu-Foot Fungidye With Dauber on hand for times of need.
Scratches, also known as pastern dermatitis or mud fever, can be a bacterial, fungal, or viral infection. Fortunately, we carry several products that can handle the pressure and return your horse's legs to their previously healthy state. Coat Defense Trouble Spot Drying Paste - Fungus Treatment and Equine America Fungasol Cream can help to eliminate scratches, no matter what the source may, by shielding and drying the infected area.
If you are looking to prevent fungal infections, the EquiFit AGSilver CleanWash Daily Strength is an ideal piece of your daily grooming routine. This therapeutic shampoo helps to prohibit the development of bacterial and fungal organisms on your horse's skin.
We know that you have the welfare of your horse at the forefront of your mind. Our experienced sales associates can help you to determine which fungal treatment is right for your horse and your situation.