Use these tips provided by Shapley’s to achieve the best results when using M-T-G for a variety of conditions.
M-T-G was originally developed by a barber to treat human skin and hair conditions. One of the “magic” ingredients is oil of cade, derived from a type of juniper tree. Oil of cade has been used for hundreds of years to treat skin issues.Today, M-T-G is used on animals, and horse owners in particular use it to treat dozens of conditions, including rain rot, scratches, sweet itch, dandruff and even thrush. You can also use it to loosen wind knots and remove smegma stains from the insides of your gelding’s legs. Tar, sap, and other sticky substances can be removed with a small amount of M-T-G. Reading the instructions can save you a bit of time and give you the best results.
Here are a few tips about using M-T-G that will help achieve the best results:
- Don’t pick any scabs on your horse! The M-T-G can work through scabs to promote healing. When the skin heals the scab will come off on its own.
- Use M-T-G at night. Sunlight can intensify the oils in M-T-G and heat up the skin during the day. You can also use a fly sheet during the day to cover any areas where M-T-G has been applied.
- If you are using M-T-G under leg wraps, know that this may act as a leg sweat, creating heat.
- Use sparingly. A tiny bit goes a long way. Apply to your horse after you have shaken the bottle thoroughly and use your gloved fingers instead of a sprayer.
- Wash off any excess with Hi-Shine Shampoo and remove any odor from your own hands with Easy Out. While you technically don’t need to wash off M-T-G, you may want to if you have used it to untangle a mane/tail or to remove smegma goop from legs.
- You don’t need to apply it daily. For skin issues, try it daily for a few days. For mane and tail growth, you could use M-T-G a few times a week.
- There’s a new formula called M-T-G Plus, which has an herbal fragrance.
- As with all things horses, hair and skin, it’s important to do a test patch before you use it to treat a larger area on your horse.
Don’t forget to include your veterinarian in your horse’s health care plan – even when you think the condition is something you can take care of on your own. Your horse will thank you!
I swear by MTG for my mares scratches. You should always apply it to dry skin.
I use a dry rag and wipe off any loose debris then apply MTG. I use it about every 5 to 7 days. Living in the Pacific Northwest means lots of rain and mud. I apply MTG in the morning before turnout because her legs are dry. Great prouduct. I highly recommend it!