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Scratches Plus (Pastern Dermatitis)

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Scratches Plus is given orally to support healing from the effects of Pastern Dermatitis from the inside out, reducing the need to touch the legs, scrape of scabs or apply bandages and creams.

This ground-breaking remedy can be used for greasy heel, scratches, mud fever or rain scald/rot.

Safe, non-toxic & 100% natural.

Equestrian Competition & Racing safe (not swab-able)

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When To Dose

Scratches Plus is a professionally formulated horse supplement that supports a normal immune response to conditions caused by Dermatophilus congolensis bacteria. For horses prone to conditions such as greasy heel, scratches and rain scald/rot, start preventative dosing at the onset of the rainy season. Dosing can also start as soon as symptoms appear. This product can be added to the water trough to dose multiple animals.

How To Dose

If symptoms have appeared, dose for 2-3 weeks or until healing is complete and the scabs have fallen off leaving clear healthy skin underneath, then reduce dosing to once a week. As a preventative, start dosing once a week as soon as the rainy season starts. Keep an eye on your horse’s legs and at the first sign of any trouble, increase dosing to twice daily for 7-10 days to return the skin to its normal healthy state. Reducing dose frequency when symptoms aren’t present will avoid desensitization to this remedy. Severe or long-standing cases will take longer to resolve. If you have any questions about dosing or progress, please get in touch.

3oz Pump Bottle  

Dose 2 pumps into the mouth or onto a treat or feed twice a day for 2-3 weeks, then reduce to once a week for maintenance.  

3oz Pump Bottle = 230 doses (2 pumps per dose). 

Bottles are food grade aluminium with a hygienic serum pump lid and over cap. Great for dosing on the go.

Jerry Can Dosing

Water Trough – add 1oz - one capful or 1 Jerry Can pump - of remedy into the water trough every second day. Dose volume is calculated for a 150 gallon water trough and can provide coverage for multiple animals.

Feed – add ½ capful or ½ a Jerry Can pump (1oz) - on to feed twice daily.

1 quart = 80 days continuous cover via water troughs (dosing every second day) or 40 days dosing on feed (twice daily).

Our robust jerry cans are made from food grade plastic.

Product Features

* All remedies have a shelf life of 2 years

* Safe, non-toxic ingredients

* Safe to use alongside prescription medications

* Competition and Racing safe (not swab-able)

* Safe for pregnant and lactating mares

* Alcohol free

More Information

Scratches (sometimes called Mud Fever) and photosensitivity can present with similar symptoms, despite being very different conditions needing different solutions. Find tips on how to tell these two conditions apart, and how to treat them using our remedies, over on our blog.

Oral remedies need to make contact with a mucous membrane such as the tongue, gums or lips. Read our blog to find out more about oral dosing.

General Disclaimer 

Our equine remedies are formulated to support a horse’s natural immune response. 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

Made in New Zealand. 100% Natural and Non-toxic. Homeopathic Preparation.

Contains equal parts of: Graphites, Natrum muriaticum, Petrolatum - note this is in non-toxic homeopathic form, Phytolacca, Staphisagria, Sulphur
Base: Vegetable glycerine & purified water

Remedies are dispensed either in a 3 oz food grade aluminium bottle with a hygienic serum pump lid with over-cap or in food grade plastic jerry cans, sized 1 quart, 2 quart, 5 quart.  The 5 quart jerry cans come with a free dispensing pump. The pump can also be bought separately for the smaller jerry cans. 

3 oz bottle = 230 doses

1 quart jerry can = 80 days continuous cover via water troughs (dosing every second day) or 40 days dosing on feed (twice daily). *Maintenance dosing is once a week so product will last a lot longer.

2 quart jerry can = 160 days continuous cover via water troughs (dosing every second day) or 80 days dosing on feed (twice daily). *Maintenance dosing is once a week so product will last a lot longer.

5 quart jerry can = 400 days continuous cover via water troughs (dosing every second day) or 200 days dosing on feed (twice daily). *Maintenance dosing is once a week so product will last a lot longer.

This remedy can be continued long term. However reducing the frequency of dose when there are no symptoms present ensures the horse/livestock avoid desensitising to the remedy.

Would this work for rain scald along the top line & over the rump areas?

Yes it does, even on bad cases. Yes it does help the itch. Active manuka honey, which is an amazing healer usually costs more (per horse) than our Mud and Rain and it also has to be applied on the legs. A big advantage of our product is that it is given orally on a treat or in the trough, it couldn't be easier, no need to scrape, scrub or apply creams. You need to leave the scabs alone and let the healing happen on its own. If you need help with heavy/nasty and moist scabbing then use Mud and Rain. If it is a severe case then twice daily dosing will be needed. You can give the 2 doses half an hour apart if you only visit the grazing once a day, once when you catch them and once when you turn them out. Healing time varies from 5-7 days for mild cases, 3 weeks for severe cases.