Sudocrem is a barrier cream that can be purchased from your local pharmacy. I inadvertently caused Amira a rub injury to her shoulders by changing her rug size from a 6.3” to a 6.6” while she is long enough and has enough height for a 6.6” she simply has not yet filled out, and does not have the muscle and body mass to fill a 6.6”. When I removed her rug to groom her I noticed large rub marks to either side of her shoulder area, clearly this was caused by the rubbing and friction of the larger rug and it is not something that has happened to her before. I now know this is one of the most common fitting problems, caused by the rug being too big for the horse. If the rug is too big it tends to slip behind the wither, causing the rug to pull up in the chest area, causing rubbing. I was surprised at how quickly this happened as it was only over a one or two day period. I immediately went to Horseland at Maitland and purchased Amira another two Kool Coat rugs in the smaller size, being 6.3” and sought some advice on what would be best to treat the rubbed area. Sarah advised that Sudocrem would work well, providing an effective barrier and protection to allow healing, together with an anti static barrier to prevent further rubbing to the area. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge not only Sarah, but the other staff at Horseland Maitland, not only do they have sound product knowledge, they have hands on experience and expertise that is very beneficial to shoppers, so from me to you, thank you!
The good news is….it works!! I have been applying it to the affected area every two to three days and there is a significant improvement, with no further rubbing to the area.
Sudocrem is used on humans, it is safe and effective and used on babies as a nappy rash cream. It is an emollient soothing cream, which has been used for over 80 years. It can be used in the management of minor skin disorders such as Eczema, dermatitis, wounds, rough skin, chapped hands, bruising, abrasions, scratches, cuts and minor burns. For more information on Sudocrem go to https://sudocrem.com/