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Cleanig Udder

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Jo Angela Stirewalt
Weanling
Username: Raknrydr

Post Number: 30
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 11:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have been taking baby oil and rubbing it in real well on my mares udder and between her teats were all the smegma builds up. I put it on in the morning and then turn her out in the pasture for the day, then in the afternoon I take a bucket of warm soapy water=dove liquad and a washrag and clean her up and the crud just falls off.

Does anyone see any harm in doing this ?

Because it sure does work good without hardly any effort at getting her squeaky clean and soft to boot.
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 804
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 03:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't see any harm for right now but when it gets closer to foaling I would either use Nolvasan solution diluated with water or just plain water. Baby oil is harmful it gets in your lungs so you wouldn't want the foal nursing off a teat that had baby oil on it.
 

cheri keddy
Nursing Foal
Username: Pepsi

Post Number: 20
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 03:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I use babywipes, non-scented, chemical free kind to clean my mares, and at night time I use a wet cloth, with no soaps
 

Jo Angela Stirewalt
Weanling
Username: Raknrydr

Post Number: 31
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 06:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I swear you would think products made for a human baby would be safe. Read on the back after your post on lung irrations, it had a warning.
I was not planning on cleaning that way when it was close to time for foaling anyway, but it sure is easy, usually by the end of the day when I bring her in to stall her and clean her up all the stuff has just fell off on its own, all I have to do is clean up the baby oil residue.
 

Jo Angela Stirewalt
Weanling
Username: Raknrydr

Post Number: 32
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 06:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You can see in this photo a couple of days ago the build up between her teats. Also the skin around her teats is getting flabby, but the teats are still sucked up there, I guess this is the first stages of udder development, she is at DAY 290 today.
http://inlinethumb27.webshots.com/40026/2934505720048868759S425x425Q85.jpg
 

charlene birdsall, Baby due 4/2/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Charlie67

Post Number: 536
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 07:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tracy I was planning on using the Nolvasan solution also. Do you remember what the dilution ratio is, and would the dilution ratio be the same for dipping the umbilicord?
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 809
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 08:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sometimes I swear the mares are as dirty as a male's sheath!

Charlene, I believe it's 2:1 ratio and yeah I use the same for dipping the navel. Don't worry too much though, the first time my mare foaled I used straight Nolvasan( I didn't know I was supposed to dilute it!)and everything was fine :-) My vet teased me about it but even he said it really won't hurt anything.
 

judy cervantes
Breeding Stock
Username: Judy1

Post Number: 143
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 09:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ok,you know some one was gunna ask..is the 2:1, 2 percent nolvasan and 1 part water???
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 811
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 12:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes :-) That is exactly right Judy.
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 812
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 12:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I guess I should explain more, if you used 8 oz of Nolvasan you would add 4 oz of water so just 1/2 the amount of Nolvasan you use.
 

charlene birdsall, Baby due 4/2/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Charlie67

Post Number: 538
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 12:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Tracy. I couldn't remember what it was.
 

judy cervantes
Breeding Stock
Username: Judy1

Post Number: 146
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 12:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

THANK YOU TRACY.
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 814
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 12:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You're welcome :-)
 

Jo Angela Stirewalt
Weanling
Username: Raknrydr

Post Number: 33
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 05:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have been writing info down in a notebook on differnent things I think I need to know, and I had ran across where JOS said 3:1 with sterile water.
Also I have heard some people say to dip there hooves too ?
Which is it or does it really have to be that precise. Any one do the feet to ?
 

Colleen Beck
Breeding Stock
Username: Gypsycreations

Post Number: 392
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 05:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

never heard of dipping the hooves. I don't dilute the Nolvasan before dipping the cord. Our vet said to use it straight. We've never had a problem with it. Guess there are a lot of opinoins out there.
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 820
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 07:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have also never heard of dipping the hooves, do you know what the reason would be for? I'm sure there are some variables when it comes to diluting the Nolvasan and different opinions. I bet they are all ok :-)
 

Marilyn Lemke - Dora due 7/31/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 999
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 12:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why would you dip the hooves?
 

Jo Angela Stirewalt
Weanling
Username: Raknrydr

Post Number: 37
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 03:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Actually I read it on a old post on here, someone asked about dipping the hooves and said they were told to do it.

So I have no idea were it came from or why it would be done, just thought I'd throw that out there.

I hope to do as little as possible, but want to make sure I do the necessary things.
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 1066
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 04:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I personally would not dip the hooves. When baby is born the have what looks like "slippers" or soft tissue hanging off of them so that they can slip outside of momma with as little damage as possible. But the get hard and those sort of disappear rather quickly. Definitely do the imbilical stump!



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