4 Medicines That Can’t Even Compete With Fauna Care Silver Spray For Treating Your Horse

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November 17, 2018

There are a lot of medicines that exist for treating injuries. Since the dawn of time, we’ve tried to figure out ways to combat infections and diseases to prolong and enhance our lives. Luckily, we care about other creatures too, so now we can all benefit from the latest and greatest medical knowledge about what works for treating wounds, and what doesn’t work so well. Fauna Care’s Silver Spray is one of the most effective disinfectants and skin care treatments on the market, it’s also the fact that many of the most common treatments for wounds can actually be harmful to your horse. This information might come as a shock, but luckily Fauna Care has the solution to your problems with its fantastic products.

Some of the most common medicines actually harm your horseHydrogen PeroxideRubbing AlcoholPovidone IodineChlorhexidineWhy Fauna Care is the best choice for injury recovery with no harmful consequences

The Things You Think Are Working Are Actually Working Against You

While these medical products seem like they’re helping, they’re actually a mixed bag

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about horses, it’s that they tend to get injured; all the time. If you own a horse, and I’m assuming you probably do, then you’re familiar with that unfortunate reality. Here are some of the most common first aid applicants, and why you should stay away.

Hydrogen Peroxide

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Hydrogen peroxide kills good bacteria too! Image courtesy of wtamu.edu

This first one is heartbreaking, especially for anyone who’s used this age-old solution for as long as they can remember. While definitely exciting to apply to a wound, because who doesn’t like bubbles, this substance has a dark side. Despite its effectiveness at killing harmful bacteria, it’s also very effective at killing the good bacteria too. It kills a type of cell called fibroblasts, which are absolutely crucial to fighting infections and creating the tissue that heals the wounds itself. Basically, you definitely want fibroblasts around, and the fact that hydrogen peroxide is a fibroblast-terminator seriously impedes the healing process.

Rubbing Alcohol

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Alcohol should not be used on wounds either! Image courtesy of Livestrong

Hopefully you haven’t been using this as your go-to medicine for wounds, but there are reasons you shouldn’t even use it in an emergency. Yes, alcohol kills bad bacteria, but it also damages the skin cells as well, not to mention the fact that it’s extremely, and unnecessarily, painful. Alcohol will actually burn the skin cells of the wounded area, and for any horse lover they need to stay far away from using this chemical as a way to disinfect wounds.

Povidone Iodine

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Credit Polylab Biotech

This chemical is probably familiar to anyone who’s done a bit of research into first-aid. An antiseptic, this ingredient is extremely common for cleaning wounds since bacteria have no resistance to its effects, which is a huge benefit with antibiotic-resistance threatening to change the way we approach many applications of medicine. Additionally, it is thought to be effective on a wide range of minor skin injuries. Unfortunately, a medical review of its effectiveness in actual humans and animals found that using povidone iodine led to worse wound healing, impaired wound strength, and increased risk of infection. Ouch.


Chlorhexidine solution bottle
Credit First Aid Distributions

A bit of a mystery, doing a search on this chemical compound can result in sources saying it’s effective against many different kinds of infectants, while other sources say that it has no evidence of being effective cleaning wounds and it didn’t help fight wound infection in patients. With so many different views on whether or not this substance actually works, it’s probably not actively harming your horse like the other medicines on this list. However, it’s your best bet to steer clear and choose something you know is going to work; if it doesn’t work it’s like not treating the wound at all.

Why Fauna Care Silver Spray Is The Only Choice For Your Horse

If you could get married to a medicine, you’d choose this one every time (also, the world would be weird)

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Equine Silver Spray--the best option!

So I’ve destroyed your confidence in all of the most common medicines you’ve been using to fix up your steed; sorry. Before you despair though, you can take heart in knowing that the perfect solution to your problem exists in Fauna Care’s Silver Spray! Instead of the common antiseptics listed above, the Silver Spray actually uses silver to combat infections. While you would never guess, silver is one of the absolute best things to put in a wound due to its proven antimicrobial effects and lack of adverse side effects. And if that weren’t enough, the other main ingredient is zinc, which is absolutely crucial to the healing process and substantially boosts your horse’s recovery by placing this essential element directly where it is needed most. The spray also works as a moisture barrier to ensure not only that sweat and outside moisture don’t enter the wound, but that the wound retains its own moisture, which greatly enables the delivery of helpful compounds through the bodies natural healing process. We’ll let you decide for yourself that Fauna Care is the best, and really the only, product for your horse’s medical needs.

Posted on
June 13, 2018