Mange

Your horsey GP surgery: from worming and vaccination, to mud fever and laminitis
Beverly
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Mange

Postby Beverly » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:46 pm

I have a 14hh registered Boerperd mare .Yes! Boerperds are a very popular breed here in South Africa.
She was very neglected when I purchased her 1 year ago and had a rather nasty case of mange on her face and extending down her neck. I treated it succesfully with a cortisone/anti fungal cream and now for no apparent reason it has returned. What is the best cure for mange, I have heard that borax mixed with apple cider vinegar and water work as does iodine mixed with baby shampoo that is left on for 20 mins and then rinsed off.

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Re: Mange

Postby Kaliska » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:43 am

Now there's a breed you don't hear a lot about! Love to see pictures of yours!

Regarding the mange, it's caused by mites, but there are two types - Sarcoptic mange and Demodectic mange which both need different treatments. Have you had a vet confirm if it is mange? If it is, I'm surprised anti fungal cream had an effect.


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