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Dandelion burn?

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seeker Sat 25-May-13 10:59:21

The dentist found a sore on young horse's lip yesterday, he said it was a "dandelion burn" and to put bonjela on it.

I haven't heard of this and neither has google. I'm a bit reluctant to put bonjela on a horse- apart from anything else- won't it sting like crazy? [scared emoticon].

Any ideas, anyone?

seeker Sat 25-May-13 19:30:16


Pixel Sat 25-May-13 21:46:02

I thought dandelions were healthy 'herbage', I've never heard of them burning hmm.

seeker Sat 25-May-13 22:30:26

He said it was caused by very mixed rich grazing happening very quickly- like this delayed then sudden spring. But I've never heard of it, my local horsy experts haven't heard of it.....I think I'll just suggest dd bungs some sudocreme on it and see what happens. Hooks for practically everything else!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 25-May-13 23:10:14

Is it an orangey crusty scab? Mine get these on their pink noses and heels all the time. Sudocreme is excellent. We call this 'gribbley beak'! grin

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 25-May-13 23:11:17

I thought it was also called 'buttercup burn'!

Kormachameleon Sat 25-May-13 23:14:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 25-May-13 23:27:53

Any cream will work. Vaseline, zinc and castor oil, sudocreme, germoline...

seeker Sun 26-May-13 06:22:58

That could explain it- silly man!

Thank you all. I put sudocreme on it yesterday because that's what I put on everything- I'll carry on.

Kormachameleon Sun 26-May-13 11:42:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

chocolatecakeystuff Sun 26-May-13 16:03:24

Buttercup burn.... I think is what you mean :-)

seeker Sun 26-May-13 22:22:29

I've checked with everyone who was there and he did say dandelion burn, so I'm not going mad! Thank you- it actually looks much better today. Sudocreme rocks!

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