Horse Skin Care

Skin is animals’ largest organ. It provides mechanical barrier towards external irritants e.g. pathogens. Basic care for healthy skin is proper food and appropriate outdoor exercise.

Correct hygiene for horses includes rooming, water wash of sweat and wash when required. Dirty horse is more prone on skin damage.

Derma4 Gentle Shampoo i s suitable for frequent use as it washes hair gently without irritating the skin. Derma4 Gentle Shampoo also moisturises and calms the skin and reduces efficiently dandruff. Derma4 Gentle Shampoo brings shine and silky softness to hair. The oils also leave natural dirt repelling surface to the hair. The shampoo can be easily rinsed off. The gentle wash is based on plant originated nonionic washing agents.

Reserve time for the wash of your horse. Wet the hair thoroughly and the skin. Apply undiluted to very dirty areas. For normal use shampoo can well be diluted. Apply the shampoo to all hair and to skin. Rinse well all hair and skin. Derma9 Luxury Shine & Care is a perfect product to be used to get your animal ready for any shows or competitions with tanglefree and shiny coat. Derma9 Luxury Shine & Care is excellent moisturiser for flaky and dry skin e.g. base of mane and tail.

Wet hair and moist skin, specifically under rug, provides excellent growth conditions for unwanted microbes. Take care of that your horses skin gets to dry in wet weather and after wash. For the common skin infections (yeast, mold, bacteria) can following instruction in skin damage be applied.



Smaller cuts and wounds can often be taken care by homecare/self. Basic care for the smaller wounds is to keep the damaged area clean. The essential oils in Derma1 Skin Care Shampoo purifies the wound area without impairing the surrounding skin. For managing the open wound suits non sting Derma6 Wound Oil. Derma6 Wound Oil’s natural essential oils help to alleviate infection and support the renewal of skin with omega-3, -6, -7 and -9 fatty acids. They also provide the necessary moist on wound.

Cuts, where the skin is not broken, can additional help be gained from Derma2 Calming Serum. It contains natural essential oils aimed to aid recovery of itchy and inflamed skin. A proper moist balance improves the skin’s elasticity and its tolerance to grazes and other mechanical stress

Instructions for the use of Derma products in skin damage
  1. Wet and rinse the damaged skin with water from all dirt. Massage carefully Derma1 Skin Care Shampoo on affected area and leave for 3 minutes. Rinse well and let the area dry/dry the affected area with clean towel.
  2. Massage on dry, clean affected area and it’s surroundings Derma2 Calming Serum. Do not apply on open wounds. In skin infections apply Derma5 Germ Fighting Cream to help in the management of the infection.
  3. On open wounds spray Derma6 Wound Oil directly to affected area after water wash.

Stab, incision, bite and large wounds require usually veterinarian. Contact your veterinarian in these cases and always when you are uncertain
on how to treat.

Horse Skin Care Information