From Rain Rot to Healthy Coat: One Thoroughbred’s Transformation

From Rain Rot to Healthy Coat: One Thoroughbred’s Transformation

After topical treatments and antibiotics failed to alleviate her horse’s rain rot, Jen Roytz began seeking alternatives. That’s when she discovered Wellpride®!

After just 5-6 weeks on the supplement, there was a noticeable difference in her Thoroughbred’s coat health. She was so impressed with the results that she sent us this letter to share the transformation story:

A Letter from Jen:

“Jerzees One – a big, sweet Thoroughbred gelding – retired from racing at the end of his 3-year-old year to begin the transition into the world of equestrian sports.

As a horse transitions from racing to off-track life, they go through a tremendous amount of change: different feed, routine, footing, socialization, job requirements and more. It can be physically and mentally taxing, probably more so than we can truly appreciate.

Skin and coat health issues before Wellpride
Jerzees One, pictured before starting on Wellpride.

While Jerzee navigated these changes with ease mentally, the physical challenges were more difficult to overcome. His body was slow to grow a winter coat that year, and the coat that did come in was long, coarse and dull. The change from being in a stall and protected from the elements to the mud, weather and uneven terrain of pasture life was a difficult one.

Battling Rain Rot

As his turnout increased, he began to develop rain rot. We tried to treat it topically and even with oral antibiotics – but it continued to worsen, becoming systemic literally from head to hoof.

Then, a friend and a veterinarian both recommended Wellpride Fish Oil. The friend’s horse had been extremely sensitive to skin irritations, but since adding it daily to his feed, his skin issues had resolved completely.

Thoroughbred coat health, before picture
Before Wellpride, Jerzee’s coat felt coarse and looked somewhat dull.

Clearer Skin, Shinier Coat

When we started Jerzee on Wellpride Fish Oil, he had skin disease over his entire body and even his face. Many of the legions were large and oozing!

Within 2-3 weeks, we noticed that his rain rot seemed to be dissipating and new hair was growing in. Within 5-6 weeks, his skin was clear, and his coat was shinier and becoming thicker.

Now, after 9+ months of being on Wellpride Fish Oil, I constantly get compliments on how good Jerzee’s coat looks. It is sleek and shiny and didn’t get sun bleached like some of his pasture mates did over the summer.

Jerzees One's first show, after using Wellpride fish oil.
Jerzee’s first show, after using Wellpride fish oil.

Since having such positive results with Jerzee, I have used Wellpride Fish Oil on several of our other horses as they transition from the racetrack, and I’ve had the same wonderful results with every single one. Thanks, Wellpride!

~ Jen Roytz, Brownstead Farm

About The Author

Wellpride LLLP was co-founded by omega-3 experts Dr. Bo Martinsen and Dr. Anne-Marie Chalmers in 2003 with the support of a veterinarian and researcher consulting team. Wellpride prides itself on making America's #1 fresh fish oil for horses, delivering effective doses of EPA/DHA for optimal joint, digestive, coat, and hoof health.

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