Han­dle with care

EQUUS - - Eq Letters -

I just read “Wash Be­fore Use”

(Let­ters, EQUUS 454), about the per­son

whose Paint sus­tained what ap­peared

to be chem­i­cal burns af­ter wear­ing

brand-new, un­washed fly boots.

My horse, too, ex­pe­ri­enced some-

thing sim­i­lar from a new fly sheet.

When I com­plained to the com­pany I

bought it from, they said they’d never

heard of any such thing, but they did

fully re­fund my pur­chase price when

I re­turned the sheet. This was in the

sum­mer of 2014.

It’s good to know I wasn’t crazy,

but I’m sorry some­one else’s horse

had to suf­fer as well. We treated my

horse with a ba­sic top­i­cal oint­ment

and kept cold, wet tow­els on the le-

sions, and my barn man­agers helped

to mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion. My horse

healed very well with no scar­ring, and

even in his sum­mer coat this year,

noth­ing was no­tice­able.

Name with­held upon re­quest

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