50/50 Bw-vaseline and horses.

Intheshop

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I know there's some horse folk's on here....

The other day I rode my motorcycle over to see some "horse people",dear friends,been awhile since seeing them.

So I'm standing there catching up on things....and there's some cans of "stuff",spray goop and other chemicals. So I ask them what it's for... they explain. Then it occurred to me,Coco the shop dog "has" some of the symptoms if you will,of what they were trying to describe,about one of the goops.

The Mrs. says,when I describe that Coco's "elbows" are getting the hair worn off.... "got any vaseline"?

So,cutting to the chase.... is 50/50 BW-Vaseline OK for dog skin use?
 

Intheshop

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They said it "should" promote hair growth.

My addition of the BW just seems to be natural..... kinda like a hillbilly Burts Bees thing.
 
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fiver

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that's a normal thing where they build up callouses on the inside of their joints like that.
a mix of BW and vaseline won't hurt anything, it makes pretty good lip balm for people.[better with a little lanolin]
she will probably just lick it all off though.
 

Ian

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+1 on the lanolin. Add Cayenne pepper powder if she licks it. The Cayenne will promote blood flow to the skin, too. Worked well for my FIL's boxers.
 

Intheshop

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She "ain't" licking it.....

The stuff is like magic.... been using it since they told me about it. Yes,I am looking for validation....isn't that one purpose of a forum?

It's,in my pea brain,like smackin vaseline on Mike Tyson,in.....corner work. Meaning,he's probably gonna beat the living sheet outta whomever is in the ring. Just makes those scratches a little more palatable.
 

smokeywolf

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One of the things we used to use on the horse's boo boos was a concoction of Desitin diaper rash ointment and vitamin E. Vitamin E promoted cell regeneration and the Desitin discouraged licking and kept the flies off the wound.
 

fiver

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you gotta use something besides plain Vaseline on horses, they will lick it off faster than you can apply it.
 

Brad

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Staff member
Desitin is also tenacious stuff. Anything with that much ZnO is sticky, nasty stuff to wash off. It is also an excellent barrier cream.
 

Chris

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We had 5 draft horses in the woods and made our living that way for a number of years. It's a tough environment, constant small wounds, occasional large ones, not to mention sprains and skin issues. It's a matter of keeping the horses healthy and fit to make a living and a profit so we gave this a lot of thought.

Over time I settled on the following as everyday use. I carried the blue coat dauber bottle in my back pocket and used it and the other products below on myself as I had injuries similar to our teams.

Blue coat bottle with dauber: https://www.bigdweb.com/product/blu+kote+spray+128+gm.do

Absorbine (not Jr,) great stuff. It is hot! https://absorbine.com/products/muscle-care/absorbine-veterinary-liniment/

Corona. Been around for a hundred years. Benefit is it sticks to the wound and hair and does not melt off. https://www.mannapro.com/products/equine/wound-care/corona-ointment

Bag balm. Great all purpose ointment for man or beast, top dress scabby wounds with it to keep moist. Use it on your hands and minor cuts. https://bagbalm.com/

Here is how you know your topical product works: Horse wounds get very wet and runny, you don't always find them right away and they want to get infected. You need a product to disinfect and DRY the wound. Blue coat. Compare to what you are using. The faster it dries the better. Avoids using antibiotic injections except in emergency.

The big deal is healing the dried and scabby wound. Does your product keep the wound moist and disinfected without running off the wound? Here is the big one: does the hair grow back in the same color? I had 2 teams of blacks and never had hair grow back white, not uncommon for a bad heal.
 

Pistolero

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ZnO ointment, our nose protector when I lived in the keys. Still, for the whole time I lived there
my nose was peeling. WAY before real sun screens - ZnO was all there was, and too easy to wipe
off by accident.

Bill
 

Bret4207

St Lawrence river valley, NY
I can echo Chris's post. Corona works good but can be hard to find. Bag Balm works on just about everything. It's like a stiff Vaseline with some added goodies like lanolin and (IIRC) beeswax. You can find it everywhere in the northeast, even Walmart locally. Even better is one called "Porters Liniment". Expensive to use on horses but not so much on dogs. Works really, really good on everything skin related on people. Blue Coat is the old "venitian violet" or something like that, goes way back. Burns like crazy. They also make one called Red Coat (Kote?) that works really well where Blue Coat doesn't, like on pigs. Put Blue Coat on a pig and the wound dries and gets bigger, use Red Coat and it stays moister and heals very fast.

On a dog for worn "elbows", I'd try Bag Balm. But 50/50 BW/Vaseline isn't going to hurt one bit. It will collect dirt and you won't want her on the furniture.
 

Brad

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Gentian violet is what you are thinking Bret. Still used a bit. We sell it sometimes to treat thrush in babies. Swab it in their mouth and done. Just don’t spill it on anything you don’t want purple forever.

Corona and the like can easily be ordered thru almost any pharmacy. They may not normally stock it but likely can order it and have it in a day or two.
 

Intheshop

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Great info guys!

Coke IS a working dog and I know she's tough enough(Mike Tyson).... just need her around awhile.

Mother in law is failing health,kinda downer mood round here. Me and dog probably should go out and do some varmint blasting. Always raises our spirits.
 

Rex

Member
BW/Vaseline has been my bullet lube for years, closer to 60-40 as it gets hot here in the summer.