Aardora helps speed healing in three ways. First, Aardora's unique moisturizers soothe itch, irritation, redness and swelling to deter the over-scratching of your horse's dermatitis rash. Second, Aardora serves as an antimicrobial dressing in order to protect raw scaly skin from harmful germs (bacteria and fungus). Lastly, Aardora’s Active Earth Elements™ draw toxins and allergens away from your horse's skin while providing essential mineral nutrients. Guaranteed results with no reported side effects.
About Equine Dermatitis, Causes & Symptoms:
Equine dermatitis is an umbrella term that describes all inflammatory skin conditions that affect the overall health of a horse's coat. Causes range from viral, bacterial or fungal infection, to allergies (sensitivities to particular substances), digestive issues, repeated exposure to moisture or mud, dirty surroundings, over-bathing, poor grooming habits, and more. There are no predisposing factors for dermatitis, so no one can tell if a horse is likely to develop this skin condition. Sometimes dermatitis flares up seasonally based on weather changes. Specific types of dermatitis include Contact Dermatitis, Sweet Itch, Pastern Dermatitis (also known as mud fever, mud rash, or greasy heel), Granulomatous Dermatitis, Vesicular Dermatitis and Fungal Dermatitis (also known as Ringworm).
Common dermatitis symptoms include red, swollen, flaky or scaly skin with the potential for hives and fluid-filled blisters. You will notice your horse attempting to relieve the itch by scratching, rubbing, chewing or biting the affected area.
How to Care for a Horse with Dermatitis Symptoms:
To relieve your horse’s discomfort, itch and inflammation, use a fast-acting and soothing topical cream. A topical (surface) skin protectant, such as Aardora, will also lower your horse’s risk of infection, particularly if their skin is extremely irritated and raw. And, of course, treating your horse with an extra dose of TLC (tender loving care) will help him or her to heal more comfortably. Give your horse extra hugs, treats, and attention.
After you’ve directly treated your horse’s skin, try to restrict their access to the wound site (if possible) by covering the affected area with bandages, using a muzzle, or placing them in an environment that has few hard surfaces to rub against. If your horse rubs or repeatedly bites these itchy areas, it can cause serious lesions, baldness and infection. So, in the first few days of treatment, monitor your horse frequently daily to make sure that the lesions are not expanding.
During the Healing Process...
Throughout the healing process, try to maintain your horse’s overall health by obeying a consistent high-quality equine diet regimen and using non-irritating grooming products. Keep in mind that a horse can develop dry, dull or itchy skin in reaction to a malnourished diet, over-bathing, under-brushing or to a chemical-filled shampoo. In general, you can help reserve your horse’s natural skin moisture by not over-bathing or over-using soap; hosing down especially dirty areas is sufficient in most cases to keep their coat clean in between monthly or bi-monthly washings. It is also good to allow your horse's skin to breathe, so try not to leave sheets and blankets on their coats for long periods of time (more than a day).
Finally, keep stalls clean and dry so that bacteria, fungus and parasites don't have a place to breed. And, keep fields clean from irritating brush, stinging nettles, etc.