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Draft Horse Mama 08-24-2008 04:22 PM

Cleaning Mares teats,udders?
 
Please tell me how to keep that black,crusty, stinking stuff from between my mares teats. I have tried everything others have said worked and it seems worse. Can you tell this is the first mare I have ever owned.

BarnBum 08-24-2008 04:30 PM

I am not sure, but I use Excalibur on my gelding. I am not sure if that would work:confused:

Carri 08-24-2008 04:31 PM

I use Dawn antibacterial dishwashing soap- it does great, and cuts grease so it really gets that yucky crud off...

BarnBum 08-24-2008 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Carri (Post 1361746)
I use Dawn antibacterial dishwashing soap- it does great, and cuts grease so it really gets that yucky crud off...

Is there ANYTHING **DAWN** can't do !!!!!!! :laughing6:

Crookedblaze 08-24-2008 04:34 PM

I have always used dish soap on my girls. I havn't tried Stormy yet (I have actually yet to investigate.)

Crookedblaze 08-24-2008 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by BarnBum (Post 1361748)
Is there ANYTHING **DAWN** can't do !!!!!!! :laughing6:

I use Dawn in my pool also, it corrals the dog hair and makes it easier to clean.

It is the soap equivalent of duct tape.

Draft Horse Mama 08-24-2008 04:36 PM

Thanks y'all I knew that someone would know. I love having so many horse people to talk with and learn from.!

ToveroMom 08-24-2008 04:37 PM

KY just like on the boys sheaths.

fishing_trex 08-24-2008 06:30 PM

I use KY as well -- I had a gelding I had to clean every week and anything antibacterial was very bad for doing that, and any type of soap really dried him out. The KY worked so well on him, I use it on my girls. If you don't get it all rinsed off, no big deal. After I get them good and clean, every evening I give them a good "udder rub". They love it and I get the stuff out before it gets smelly and gunky.

ThorArb 08-24-2008 06:46 PM

I use Excalibur on all my horses. :wink:

KW Horses 08-24-2008 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by BarnBum (Post 1361744)
I am not sure, but I use Excalibur on my gelding. I am not sure if that would work:confused:

I use that on my mare, it works really well for her! She needs her udder/teats cleaned 1-2x a month, and I have been very happy with the results from Excalibur.

equine.trailrider 08-25-2008 05:58 PM

All my mares love getting rubbed in there so it never gets yucky and gunky. It's always dry and comes right out by rubbing it if you do it every day. They'll appreciate you for it too! Same with the geldings. When they drop their 'stuff' I make a bee line over to get the scaly stuff off before it ever develops into sticky gunk. They're probably afraid to drop for fear I'm coming to grab their winky dink!

HighHorse 08-25-2008 06:49 PM

Depending on how much nastiness is there, you should be able to just rub it off yourself with some water. SpotADots did my mare for me, and now I know Mariah's favorite itchy spot.:laughing6:

TMom- I still can't bring myself to purchase KY in the store.:o Maybe I should find a place to order it online.:laughing6:

scrapchick 08-25-2008 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by HighHorse (Post 1363245)

TMom- I still can't bring myself to purchase KY in the store.:o Maybe I should find a place to order it online.:laughing6:

Do like gbar and make hubby do it. :laughing6:

taelesean 08-25-2008 08:54 PM

I'll have to agree with Equine.Trailrider - a scratch a day keeps the udder yucks away. Even works pretty good if you only do it once a week or so. I just include it in the grooming routine.

dodib 08-26-2008 12:45 PM

I use baby wipes

scrapchick 08-26-2008 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by dodib (Post 1364212)
I use baby wipes

Me too.


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