Veterinarian-Formulated MeliHeal All Purpose Healing Salve™ a First-Aid Staple for Spring

Honey-Based Salve Treats Thrush, Rain Rot, Ringworm and Hoof Injuries Common in Wet Weather

Mathias, WV, April 23, 2010 --( With spring weather right around the corner, horse owners will need to be extra vigilant about hoof injuries and fungal infections that are common this time of year, particularly following an unusually wet winter. MeliHeal All Purpose Healing Salve™ stops these common ailments in their tracks, making it a first-aid staple for spring.

MeliHeal is made up of three primary ingredients: honey, lanolin and a unique blend of essential oils. Used since ancient times to treat open wounds, honey is a natural anti-bacterial. The lanolin softens tissue, keeping it supple and moist to promote healthy healing, and is important for the re-growth of hair. The essential oils increase circulation to the wound, reduce swelling and promote healthy tissue re-growth—not brittle scar tissue or proud flesh. It is particularly effective against the following springtime ailments:

- Rain rot (“rain scald”), one of the most common skin infections seen in horses, particularly in moist, muddy conditions.

- Highly contagious fungal infection ringworm, which is common in early spring.

- Injuries that occur when hoof walls and soles are softened by wet weather.

- Thrush, a fungal infection of the bottom of the foot that affects horses in damp, muddy pastures and, if left untreated, can cause permanent damage.

“We’ve had a particularly aggressive winter in most parts of the country. As a result, I’m seeing a lot of foot problems in my own veterinary practice. It’s crucial to get a handle on things like thrush and hoof injuries before heading into the summer riding season. As the saying goes, ‘No foot, no horse,’” reports Cheryl L. Detamore, DVM, creator of MeliHeal All-Purpose Healing Salve™, featured in the January 2010 issue of “EQUUS Magazine.”

“Not only is my honey-based salve an ideal treatment for hoof injuries and the inevitable scrapes and scratches horses will sustain as they get back on the trail this spring, it is equally effective against fungal infections like thrush and ringworm.”

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About the MeliHeal Inventor
Cheryl L. Detamore, DVM, has practiced equine medicine for 12 years, including a stint specializing in Thoroughbred horses in the heart of Kentucky’s horse country. A graduate of the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Detamore now practices in Virginia and West Virginia. She has written about equine health for “Western Horseman” magazine and recently published an article about the healing powers of honey in “Natural Horse Magazine.”

MeliHeal All Purpose Healing Salve
Cheryl L. Detamore, DVM