Fungus in horses, or the skin fungus (dermatophyte) in horses, is one of the most common skin diseases in horses. The fungus infection and the associated strong itching makes a fungus treatment in the horse necessary. Consequently, the treatment of skin fungus disease in horses becomes an important part of horse care. One of the most common causes of severe itching is the fungal infection in horses. The yeast fungus, Microsporum canis and Trichophyton mentagrophytes are widely spread. In the horse, the fungi and the associated fungus infection can be observed as circular and hairless spots. Human beings can be infected with the fungi from horses at any given time. In the case of a fungal attack in horses, the pathogens can be transferred to human beings at any give time. The skin fungus can affect almost any part of the horse’s body.
How to identify the skin fungus in horses
The fungus in horses is extremely contagious since the fungus spores can easily be transferred to another horse. When currying your horse, it is easy to spot the fungus attack. The skin fungus can be recognized as round areas, which appears different from normal. The skin often heals in the centre of the area, and the surrounding area of the horse skin becomes somewhat darker. If it is determined that the horse has skin fungus, this should be examined by a veterinarian. Fungal infection, skin fungus or yeast fungus in the horse's ears are not easy to spot, even for a veterinarian. A severe itching in the horses can also be an indication of skin fungus, or a fungus attack. The skin fungus in horses is often attracted to the horse's ear. Since the skin fungus and the yeast fungus in the horse's ear is very difficult to discover, special attention should be given to the care of the horse’s ears.
In order to provide the horse with relief and destroy the fungus in the horse, it is best to use the special, itch-relieving remedy from peticare®. This special, biological remedy is guaranteed without chemicals and effectively destroys the yeast and skin fungus in horses. It also stops the itching in the horses immediately.
Treatment of Skin Fungus in Horses
In the case of a fungus attack in the horse skin two objectives should be considered. On the one hand, the duration of the fungus attack should be decreased, and on the other hand the spread of the fungus, or yeast fungus, should be prevented. With the external treatment, the fungus in horses is directly treated and destroyed and the itching is stopped. With the use of an extensive surface disinfection, the fungus spores in the environment are also effectively eliminated, so that spreading of the skin fungus is prevented. In order to stop the fungus from reoccurring, all objects that the horse can come into contact with should be disinfected. This includes brushes, combs, bridle, blankets, box and floor.
How To Use the Fungus Remedy Correct
The peticare® special remedy for the treatment of fungus and skin fungus has been produced with a completely new technology. In comparison to conventional product, the active ingredients have been incorporated into a minute, porous and homogeneous matrix together with other excipients (active substances which are bound into other substances) for the treatment of skin fungus in horses. The adjuvants, which are also embedded in the matrix, ensure that the matrix releases the active substances over a period of up to 24 hours. Thereby a steady and even release is obtained. The fungus in horses is effectively destroyed and the itching is immediately stopped.
Due to the depot effect, the active substances against skin fungus in horses are stored and not released at once. The retarder effect ensures a delayed release of the active ingredients, thus achieving a long-term prevention from fungus. The antibacterial and antimicrobial effect of the active ingredients are released over a period of up to 24 hours, thereby supporting the healing and preventing the penetration of bacteria and viruses.
Conventional products against fungal infections caused by skin fungi in horses, can only achieve the disinfection effect on the surface and only for a few minutes. However, the infestation from further fungus, fungus spores, microbes, bacteria, and viruses must be stopped permanently and reliably, so that the fungus attack in the horse can heal.
Fungus Remedy Against Skin Fungus in Horses - Product Information
• Stops the itching immediately
• Fungal infection, skin fungus, ear fungus
• Guaranteed free of cortisone
• Guaranteed free of antibiotics
• Depot preparation
• Sustained release preparation
• Antimicrobial and antibacterial effect
• Completely biodegradable
• Long-term effects (up to 24 hours)
• Also suitable for foals and young horses
• Guaranteed safe for human beings and animals
• Shelf life, minimum 12 months (+5 to +25 degrees Celsius)
• peticare Release System (PRS).
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