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  • Sunburn Management For Horses Using Our Natural Sol Plus Remedy

    by Fiona Lane September 06, 2023

    Sunburn Management for horses using our natural sol plus remedy

    If you’re new to using our Sol Plus remedy or wondering how a natural remedy can help to manage sunburn and the effects of exposure to the sun for your horse, then here are answers to the most frequently asked questions to help you get the most out of this groundbreaking remedy.

    Firstly, how does Sol Plus work?

    Sol Plus uses a similar concept to some oral medications - like tetracycline antibiotics and acne drugs - that make humans more sensitive to sunburn. Our formula for animals works a bit like this but in reverse, to support natural defences against UV rays at a cellular level.

    When should dosing start?

    We recommend dosing with Sol Plus starts in early Spring before the sun becomes too harsh, allowing time for the remedy to build up.

    Sol Plus can also be used following sun damage as dosing supports a normal immune response to the skin irritation and discomfort caused by sunburn.

    Does it work instantly, like sunscreen?

    No, it does not work instantly. Sol Plus isn’t an SPF rated sun block, it can take 7-10 days of regular dosing for this remedy to develop its effect, so continue using your usual sun management regime during this time.

    After 10 days, try your horse in the sun for a short period of time – no more than a couple of hours – before checking the next day for any signs of sunburn. If there are no signs, it’s safe to assume Sol Plus is doing its job. If there are signs of sunburn, continue dosing for another 7 days before trying again.

    What’s the best dosing method?

    There are three different ways to dose with Sol Plus - via the water trough, on feed or a treat or directly onto the tongue, gums or lips. Each dosing method will have the same result – it’s the frequency of dosing that matters the most.

    When you add Sol Plus to the water trough your horse will receive a fresh dose each time they take a drink, which means they’ll often get many doses throughout the day. For very pink horses we recommend this method. When dosing on feed, a treat or straight into the mouth your horse can only receive a dose when you give it to them, which means you’ll need to be on hand to administer doses twice a day during months when sunburn threatens.

    What’s the difference between a pump bottle and a jerry can?

    Our pump bottle format is designed to deliver a concentrated dose for a single horse. This format is ideal for targeted dosing of one horse, or for taking with you so you can continue dosing while on the road.

    Jerry can remedies deliver a less concentrated dose as dosing via the water trough means your horse will receive frequent top-up doses throughout the day. It doesn’t matter how much water your horse drinks – or doesn’t drink – as the remedy only needs to make contact with a mucous membrane such as the tongue, gums or lips to activate.

    Read more about the differences between these two formats.

    So which format is right for me?

    Both formats are equally effective when dosing instructions are followed, so it really comes down to which fits best with you. Some things to consider are:

    • How frequently can you dose your horse?

      If you are able to visit your horse twice a day to administer doses, then adding remedy to feed using a jerry can or giving two pumps onto a treat or directly into the mouth with our pump bottle could be an option for you. If not, then dosing via the water trough every second day may be more manageable.
    • How many horses do you need to dose?

      if you have multiple horses and they all share a trough, then using a jerry can to dose via the water trough is both easy and economical.
    • Does your horse travel a lot?

      You could use the jerry can format while at home, but pack a pump bottle of remedy to take with you on the road. It’s important to note that the jerry can remedies aren’t as concentrated as those in the pump bottle, so refilling your pump bottle from your jerry can may make the remedy less effective. Read more.

    What’s the best way to dose multiple horses?

    If your horses are sharing a water trough, then water trough dosing is the most economical way to go. Adding one dose of Sol Plus into a shared trough will provide coverage for two or more horses. It is worth noting that Sol Plus is safe for any other animals drinking from the trough too.

    Is Sol Plus Competition & Racing safe?

    Yes. Our remedies only contain homeopathic ingredients in a base of vegetable glycerine and purified water. As a result, they are not detectable by a swab test.

    What if Sol Plus doesn’t work for my horse?

    It can take two weeks to see the effects of using Sol Plus. If after that time you still feel it isn’t working to your satisfaction, then our team will chat with you about changes to the dosing regime that might be needed for your particular situation. If you’re still not satisfied, we will provide a full refund.

     

    If you’re still not sure if Sol Plus is right for you or your horse, take a look at our customer reviews!

     

    General Disclaimer

    Always follow dosing instructions. Our remedies are formulated to support the natural immune system of horses, pets, and livestock. We do not claim to treat, medicate or cure any health conditions. If you are worried an animal may be in pain or suffering please contact your veterinarian.

     

     

     


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