Question by  ConchitaPerrita (18)

How do you treat fungal infections in horses?


Answer by  partyanimal33 (452)

The best way to treat a fungal infection of any type is with an anti-fingal topical ointment or even possibly an injection administered by a vet. The best treatment really depends on the location of the infection and severity.


Answer by  mtlady1943 (144)

Determine what type of fungas the horse has. Bathe the affected areas with a good quality anti-fungal shampoo regularly. Keep the horse in a clean dry area away from other horses until fully recovered which may take several weeks. If the infection is severe, using Neosporin can help stave off something more serious.


Answer by  VanillaTwilight (281)

Shapley's M-T-G was a miracle worker for my horse's ear fungus and mud fever... not to mention it made his tail THICK. (It's a fungal treatment as well as mane/tail conditioner)


Answer by  CLEV (405)

It is alwysa wise to get the true expert opinion by seek the professional help of a vet. But one way is by what is called "Scrubbing." Bathe the animal with a shampoo that is made for this purpose and be sure to follow the instructions perfectly for the safety and comfort of the horse.


Answer by  ARichard (138)

First you should bathe the horse with an equine antifungal shampoo.Let the lather stay on the horse for at least 10 minutes. Then you can scrub the patches.


Answer by  Jessie124 (1885)

Iodine is a favorite, it will kill fungus. But don't use it if your horse has sensitive skin. There are some shampoos, like Dermazole or Nolvasan, that will eliminate the fungal infections if you use them as directed. Make sure you clip your horse around where the infection is. Make sure you wear gloves when working with your horse.


Answer by  MrsShannonHarrell (768)

Get the affected area cultured by your vet. Keep area clean, allow the wound to be open to the air, and treat with medication provided by your vet. Wash hands and tools thoroughly- fungus can be spread from horse to horse on brushes, hands, boots, and tools. Keep horse contained until infection clears.

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