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Sun protection for broodmare

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Michele
Yearling
Username: Mich

Post Number: 86
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 01:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone know of any device which can be used to shield the under-tail area and prevent sunburn in mares with no /little pigmentation there?

Alternately, what is the most effective [and safest] sunblock to use? I have heard that Zinc Oxide is ok to use? Can anyone confirm if this is harmful or not?
thanks
 

Jos
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 1718
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 09:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We routinely use zinc oxide cream on white/pink noses to prevent sunburn. Looks bad. Works fine.
 

Michele
Yearling
Username: Mich

Post Number: 87
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 12:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks very much Jos! It's a lot more cost-effective than SPF 100!
 

Jenni Luttrell
Breeding Stock
Username: Bugrace2000

Post Number: 949
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 01:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ive used shoe polish works well to
 

Samantha
Weanling
Username: Dressage_diva333

Post Number: 34
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 03:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have used fly sheets that have a "tail flap". If you get them a little big, it covers that area fine.

Good Luck :]
 

Catherine Owen
Yearling
Username: Cateowen

Post Number: 73
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 03:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We used to have a few Appaloosas and I always swore I was going to invent some contraption and make my fortune addressing this exact problem! Zinc oxide works really well, although during fly season and if the horses switches its tail a lot, you have to reapply a lot.

A body sheet long enough or with a tail flap to cover the butt, works okay until it gets too hot for one. Then you are back to the zinc oxide.

Of course if you have a teenager lying about your house or someone in need of a few bucks, you could hire them to follow the horse around with a little umbrella

Zinc Oxide is probably your best bet.
 

Diana Gilger
Breeding Stock
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 176
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 04:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, Catherine, I don't know how it is at your house....but I can't seem to get my teenager off the couch long enough to do something like that....no matter how much it pays!!!! LOL
I've always used baby faces sunblock by coppertone, i think. spf70...works pretty well on white noses, rubs right in, and doesn't look as bad as zinc oxide.
 

Catherine Owen
Yearling
Username: Cateowen

Post Number: 74
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2008 - 09:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Diana,
I have two stepchildren (boy who is 20 and a girl who is going to be 17 next month). They couldn't be more different.
I don't think the boy would get up off his butt if the house was on fire. This is about the laziest child (person for that matter) that I have ever encountered. This may sound horrid but I am glad he lives with his mother.
On the other hand, the girl is one of the hardest working children I have ever witnessed. She keeps her grades up, works two jobs after school and on weekends. She will be a senior in high school next fall and is already thinking about college. Really impressive child.
They are like night/day.

As for the sunblock, I have never tried the baby stuff, sounds good if it isn't as messy as the zinc oxide, especially under the tail area.



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