ITCHY SKIN SPRAY
When you find your pig or goat itching to the point of hives, scratches and cuts, here is a mixture that works to reduce the itch and irritation. It can be applied to pigs, goats, horses and dogs.
In a 16 oz. spray bottle add together:
- 1 cup Aloe Vera Gel 100% Pure (no added alcohol-Read the fine print)
- 3 cups Lotion (An Aloe Vera or Vitamin E body lotion works (no cocoa butter lotions)
- ¼ cup Showsheen Hair Polish (found in the horse isle)
- ¼ cup Caladryl Clear (Generic or other brands work too – such as Calaclear, Calahist, or Clear Anti-Itch Gel)
Add all ingredients to bottle and shake well to mix. Spray a good amount all over the affected area and hand rub it in.
Apply 2x a day to clean skin. Remove any mud or debris. Your animal will love the itch relief and the massage from you!
Flies – If Flies are a problem, spray horse fly repellant after applying the lotion. This ensures that the skin is conditioned & sealed before applying a fly spray that could cause further irritation. I find that horse fly repellent is fairly mild for their skin and works great to reduce fly irritations.
Purpose of Ingredients:
Heal & Restore Skin: Aloe Vera & Body Lotions
Calm the Itch: Benadryl Clear
Condition hair & skin: Showsheen
For more information on Management of Flies, see the article “Fly Control” under the Barn Maintenance tab.