Ranvet White Healer is an astringent and germicidal ointment for use as an aid in the treatment of minor skin ailments and infections of horses. White Healer is formulated for treatment of greasy heel, rainscald, mud fever, skin irritations, skin infections, cracked heels & girth rash.
Anti-Microbial ActivityThe new blend of essential oils in is effective against all three categories of infectious organisms; bacteria, fungi and viruses.White Healer has a four percent w/w Essential Oil Blend in a zinc cream base to provide a soothing cream with exceptional anti-microbial properties.In laboratory tests at the concentration presented, this blend of essential oils totally inhibits the growth of Dermatophilus congolensis,the fungus-like bacterium responsible for Greasy Heel and Staphylococcus and Pseudomonas bacteria which may be associated with secondary infection of the pastern and heel.
More effective Than Standard Tea Tree OilThe new blend of essential oils is the product of over 15 years research by Dr Lyall Williams at the Macquarie University School of Chemistry. The inherent anti-microbial activity of standard tea tree oil has been shown to increase by over 30 percent with the addition of only two parts per hundred of the new Essential Oil Blend. This was measured by the increase in the radius of the zone of inhibition of growth of Dermatophilus inoculum.
Greasy Heel/Mud FeverGenerally associated with wet and muddy conditions, Greasy Heel is a bacterial infection of the back of the pastern and heel. Constant wetting and abrasion from soil or gravel can provide entry to Dermatophilus and other bacteria.Greasy Heel can cause chronic lameness and the heel area can develop oozing dermatitis with swelling and scab formation.
TreatmentContact your veterinarian to establish the predisposing cause and to determine treatment. It is generally advised to move the horse away from damp areas, keep hosing to a minimum and keep the horse's legs dry.
Wash with soap and water and pat dry - do not rub - to clean any dirt or dried discharge from the affected area. To make certain the area is absolutely dry apply talcum powder and dust off. Apply White Healer liberally to the affected area once or twice daily until the condition is resolved. It is generally not necessary to bandage.
Consult your veterinarian if the condition does not improve; if pasterns are swollen and oozing, or if your horse is lame.
Packed in 100g tube $16.95 and a 500g screw-top tub $32.95