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Animalintex to the Rescue

Posted on Friday, December 22, 2017 by Heather Dodd

Animalintex®is a key product that is always well-stocked in Sue Knapman’s first aid kit, after it has come to the rescue of her horse, Ben many times over the 17 years she has owned him.

A part-bred Arab, Benis kept on DIY livery 10 minutes from Sue’s home in Penzance, Cornwall. In their more active days together, the pair have enjoyed competing in Endurance, Le Trec and Showing, but are now enjoying the quieter life taking part in fun rides.

At 25-years-old, Ben is still full of life having fought back from a serious injury in 2015 when he severely ruptured his superficial tendon. He was gradually brought back to fitness following almost a year on box rest. During this time Sue used Veterinary Gamgee® on both front legs to provide support. A layer of cotton wool was placed on top of the Gamgee® before bandaging to avoid pressure sores.

Ben has had his fair share of injuries over the years, and is especially susceptible to mud fever in the winter months. Sue has always used Animalintex®as its kills the bacteria, and keeps the area clean and dry, which gets Ben on the mend faster.

The latest injury Ben sustained was after a nasty bout of colic that had the vet in attendance on numerous occasions in one week. Later in the week a horrendous abscess burst on his coronary band, and the vet recommended that Sue used Animalintex® to poultice the hoof to help draw out the infection and keep the area clean.Changing the poultice every 12 hours, the abscess was soon on the mend thanks to Animalintex®.

Animalintex® from Robinson Animal Healthcare is a world renowned, multi layered poultice and wound dressing. It is the only veterinary licensed poultice dressing on the market in the UK approved for the treatment of equine and canine wounds.

Sue commented “I really can’t recommend the whole range of products from Robinson Animal Healthcare enough. It is a brand that you can really place your trust in.”

For more information contact Robinson Animal Healthcare on 01909 735000 or visit


When Ben suffers a bout of mud fever Sue uses Animalintex to to keep the affected area clean and dry. Sue Knapman and Ben RAHC Logo

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