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Do you have questions regarding the health of your greyhound? Do you need tips what you should feed your dog?
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Lotagen Gel and sand burn

John Nokes
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15 Sep 2009 15:52


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I read on here a while back that Lotagen Gel is pretty good for sand burn.

A pup i have came with a bit of sand burn on her feet, which seems to be ok now, but the obvious thing is to try and eradicate the problem altogether, as I understand it can come back pretty easy.

Is the gel better than the liquid solution, and anyone who has used it before what would the recommended treatment be, application wise ?
Would you use it if the foot is not cut as it isnt now, would it make any difference, or do you just apply it if a dog comes back from the track with sandburn ?

What other uses does the Lotagen Gel or liquid have with any success


Mark Glennerster
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Most sand burns are caused by inflammation of the toe flexor tendons that run under the foot, once a break in the skin takes place fungal infections get into the area, this is why antifungal products like lotagen work well in treating the fungal infection, but unless the inflammed tendons are treated (easier said than done) the sandburn is always likely to re-occur, this why all sorts of treatments have been tried but only by keeping the dog away from the track and treating the tendons can any sort of lasting results can be achieved.

After every run these tendons should be checked as part of the after race routine.

Em Gee.


Carole Brown
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15 Sep 2009 17:52


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John, hydrogen peroxide is excellent for sand burns, and is not sticky, like gels and ointments can be.


John Nokes
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15 Sep 2009 19:39


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Cheers for the comments, have you ever used Lotagen gel ?


Carole Brown
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No John, we have never needed to, as the h2o2 has always done an excellent job of clearing them up.


Howard Gray
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John Nokes wrote:

Cheers for the comments, have you ever used Lotagen gel ?

I've been using it for years on the advice of master greyhound vet Dr. Des Fegan and have found it truly amazing stuff for quite a range of cuts, grazes, and especially WEBBING injuries and SAND BURN. Simply the best!!!!


Tom Flanagan
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How long does it take a very superficial sand burn to clear up?

Been putting on hydrogen peroxide followed by Friars Balsam for 3 days now - it doesn't look bad but just doesn't seem to be healing/drying out.

(Will get some Lotagen Gel when the long weekend in NSW is over!)
Cheers,
Tom


Carole Brown
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Tom, don't know about the Lotagen, but don't put FB on the burn, just the HP. It may take a bit more than 3 days to clear up, too.


Robynne Black
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There is some posts on here somewhere that Tom Muelman explains sandburn and it's causes. Well worth reading.
I have never had a dog with it since following Tom's advice on keeping all the calf muscles in order.
As for healing the burn itself I find Golden Seal to be good, but Lotagen is magic stuff.

regards
Robynne


Tom Flanagan
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Tom Flanagan wrote:

How long does it take a very superficial sand burn to clear up?

Been putting on hydrogen peroxide followed by Friars Balsam for 3 days now - it doesn't look bad but just doesn't seem to be healing/drying out.

(Will get some Lotagen Gel when the long weekend in NSW is over!)
Cheers,
Tom

To answer my own question - it took a week of the 3% peroxide treatment to clear up (just drops with an eyedropper - stopped using the Friar's Balsam).

She has raced several times since and it hasn't returned (so it's not always a problem with the tendons).
Cheers,
Tom



Carole Brown
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Good news Tom. The H2O2 is good stuff. We have used it on split webbing too, and have never had to have the webbing cut back and never had a recurrence of the split. Luckily, we have only ever had about 3 or 4 ( if that ) split webbings over the years.


Mal Dawson
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SANBURNS and cuts i have changed to PAW PAW with good results, as we are getting alot more grazes since the introduction of the FOL. Use to use LOTAGEN but found PAW PAW does a better job and tastes better if the dog decides to get at it, peroxide is good for drying up a wound.
The other benefit with PAW PAW is it keeps there pads from cracking and drying, its a good all round ointment.


Carole Brown
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Mal, someone was asking where your details are about what you feed. Can you remember what topic it was under, please ?


Mal Dawson
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carole brown wrote:

Mal, someone was asking where your details are about what you feed. Can you remember what topic it was under, please ?

Hi Carole its under the science diet topic somewhere



Rob Moffat
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Found it from that description, Mal....Thanks for raising that for me Carole.

Rob.


Tim Turner
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Can anyone let me know if Lotagen Gel is available anywhere in the UK please ?



Jason Caley
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