Autumn has arrived again with its lovely browns and the stubble season is well over. Many are thinking about the balance of the indoor feeding season, and some are struggling with the horse's legs - the row and kuraruve have arrived for the joy of the horses' legs. You can usually hear as many tips in the stable corridors as there are horses - not all of them are suitable for everyone. Some improve them on their own, another needs a supplement and a third needs local treatment. The horse of Talliputiik's founder, Julia, is the best friend of the line. Sometimes it seems that the horse sees even a little bit of mud in the paddock, so it builds a row for itself and swells its feet. Veterinarians have been consulted more than once and all the tips from the stable corridors have been put to use - cabbage has been wrapped, magnetic pins have been used, saline solutions have been consumed with a diaper, washed, unwashed, disinfected, wrapped in animalintex, clipped, unclipped, stuffed with something... However, one above the others has been my friend's sister's sheep's wool. The guy has had exactly the same problems with his horse, and he even took a leech course and, not to mention, lasering. However, those scraps of sheep's wool have been wrapped around the horse's legs in the most amazing ways. Soon, the rumor spread about VILLage wool-spindles, which were already shaped wool-spindle mattresses. The only thing was to wrap it with a pin. It sounded very easy and comfortable when the pieces of sheep's wool had been placed one here and one here - while the horse lifts its legs.
The horse's line was somewhat chronic, it came and stayed stubbornly. Veterinarians resorted to local treatment again and again, although sometimes it felt very hopeless to treat the horse's legs without anything working. Antibiotics didn't work, no matter how hard you tried to stop crying on the phone.
After trying sheep's wool, I noticed a significant difference in the horse's legs. The horse is such a stubborn person that teasing him overnight would result in no one sleeping in the stable, so teasing was possible for a couple of hours at a time. The team mate always took the pins off before nightfall. It didn't take many days when I noticed that the fluids started moving from the legs and the line started to leave the goat pits.
I continued the instructions I received from my veterinarian:
- Wash with an antiseptic shampoo (natural also works), such as Solheds Skin Care shampoo and leave on for 5-10 minutes
- Dry thoroughly with paper towels
- Apply hand sanitizer, preferably one that doesn't sting the wounds
- As my own supplement, I applied TRM Equizal grease to problem areas (grease contains lanolin)
- Wrap in a cotton ball for the night
It is important that the wool pinteli is raw wool, i.e. untreated sheep's wool. At first, I wondered how it feels, that it is raw wool, but this became clear quickly. It's really greasy and you can feel it in your fingers. Then, when the wool no longer feels so greasy and slippery, its lanolin content has decreased and you should think about purchasing new mattresses.
Soon after the wool staining, I noticed that my horse no longer grows the row scandal as fast as usual. I've also heard that the horse's stress has its own part in things: nowadays my horse shares his shelter with three shelter friends and the shelter is 50% covered in mud. There are small row beginnings in the goat pits, but I always get TRM Equizal applied to them after riding. However, the legs are not swollen or the row has not spread as quickly as before. This has been an excellent method, especially when the horse is not a big supporter of teasing. I keep wool mattresses in my closet, but it's easier to know what the best tip is for taking care of lines and wrinkles!