How to apply Equinell™ Shampoo
For areas with short hair:
Wet area with lukewarm to cool water. Apply shampoo sparingly, enough to work up a small amount of lather. Massage in gently for a few seconds, then allow to remain for ten minutes before rinsing. Do not scrub hard. If crusting or scabs are present, gently soak them until they come free, and then massage fresh shampoo into the area. If possible wash a larger area than seems to be involved, to prevent spreading.
If the area is dirty, prior to using Equinell™ Shampoo we suggest washing with a mild soap or shampoo to clean the area before applying Equinell™ Shampoo, to minimize waste. Rinse thoroughly.
After washing, towel dry, or allow to dry naturally. Cooling sheets are fine, but avoid wraps or blankets until the area is completely dry.
We strongly suggest leaving the area open to air, unless a wound needs protection.
For long haired areas:
Area can be wet or dry, but should be clean. If the area is dirty we suggest washing first with a mild soap or shampoo to minimize waste. Using the tip of the bottle, apply Equinell™ Shampoo to the skin beneath the hair. If dry, use a little water (a spray bottle works well for this) to work the shampoo into the skin. Allow ten minutes before rinsing, and rinse thoroughly.
For maintenance on legs with CPL, be extremely careful to work the Equinell™ Shampoo into the skin folds and scars. Do not force the tip of the bottle in, instead place the shampoo on the skin and work it in with your fingertips. BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU DO THIS! You will probably trigger a stomp! This reaction should reduce within a few minutes when the itching stops.
Allow the shampoo at least ten minutes, then rinse carefully with cool water. When you think you have rinsed off all the shampoo, rinse again. Use a firm spray directed into the skin folds and scars.
If the horse has nodules, apply Equinell™ Hoof and Mane Oil to these either the day before, or after the legs are completely dry. We strongly suggest applying a few drops to the ergots at the same time.
Always allow the skin to dry completely. A hair drier set to cool is useful if conditions are wet, or the horse has very heavy feathers.
For instructions on using Equinell™ Shampoo and Equinell™ Hoof and Mane Oil on a horse with CPL for the first time, please read the special instructions. (Click here.)