Fauna Care sent over their silver spray for us to use at the sanctuary. Luckily, the horses don’t usually get into too much trouble, but that means it took a while for me to have something to try this product on. Eventually, Norman ended up giving Autumn a good nip that we could fix up real quick.
Fauna Care is built off of the foundation of science. They pride themselves on research to give the best results. Every product is based off of a silicon based polymer, Dimethicone, a protective agent that essentially creates a moisturizing barrier. This is very helpful as a horse scabs up from a wound, they are less prone to itch. There is a drawback of Dimethicone, the barrier it creates also seals in bacteria. However, the thoughtful team at Fauna Care balanced this out with Silver. Most horseman just know silver spray as a liquid bandage that we get to apply and forget about; we often don’t consider the power of silver. It has been used as an antibacterial, healing agent for thousands of years. The science behind it is that once bacteria comes in contact with silver, it can no longer multiply. Therefore, the wound progression and infection stops in its tracks. Additionally, silver works on a molecular level, killing infection and such as staph.
When it comes to silver spray, I am a leave and wait type. With Fauna Care, it is preferred to reapply so that the wound can heal even faster, usually one week or less. I found this out after the fact, but am still impressed with the healing speed with just one application. Take a look at this 12 day transformation of Autumn’s little bite wound.
The only drawback this product has was the spray applicator my particular batch had. Luckily, they have changed this already and you can now find a regular push button spray nozzle! Fauna Care is really making strides in the field of science backed and thoughtful equine and veterinary care. I am so confident in their Silver Spray, I am considering giving their Zinc Spray for skin infections and irritation and their Protect and Condition spray for soothing and itch a try for Autumn’s dermatitis! The only suggestion I have is an ingredients list online, simply because I love to do my research and see why each ingredient is present. Hopefully one day soon, we will see some medicated equine and canine washes! My animals all have seasonal allergies and it would be amazing to get a wash that does it’s job well.
Be sure to buy your Fauna Care Silver Spray for your grooming tote HERE!