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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Where is the best place to buy Pig Oil? I have some sulpher so don't need that at the moment. It is 19.99 in my local tack shop for 4.5 L and I know Mole Valley sell the same amount for about 17 but there must be a way to get it cheaper? I use about a litre per leg and really can't afford to pay an extra 20 every three weeks ( she lives out 24/7). Where do pig farmers buy it from?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

i phoned mole valley a few months ago and they told me they dont do pig oil.. i hate shops that dont even know what they stock.

ebay sell it and also premixed. or as some do you can use babyoil or even veg oil. i have used the baby oil which worked ok for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I looked at babyoil yesterday in Wilko's but that was 1 for 300ml so would work out even more expensive Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

If you look on Heavy Horse Supplies you will find suppliers Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I get mine from Sussex cobs but not sure how much I pay, try heavy horse supplies they sell it in 25ltr

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

i tried veg oil last winter as a cheaper alternative and it made bonnie my old clyde mare loads worse. plus it looked dirty and horrible not like pig oil that turns the feather pure white a day or 2 after its applied. i had a terrible job on my hands getting her back to normal after i used veg oil it really made her uncomfortable its taught me not to cut corners with her again to save money.
and around 18 - 23 pounds is the normal price for a 5 litre bottle
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I tried veg oil to and found it a bit mucky!

How do you apply it? a litre per leg per application sounds like alot, I usually get 2 or 3 applications out of a 4.5 litre can?
In summer I use a hoof oil brush to just wipe the skin (sectioning the hair as I go) and hardly use any but in winter I use a washing up liquid bottle and squirt it on the skin in sections, apply it much more often obviously but I dont use excessive amounts or it just ends up on the floor!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Scats do pig oil about 17 for 5ltrs, I use it all the time. I apply it every fortnight and it's kept the mites and mud fever at bay for a year now. Good luck :0)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

i didnt know scats did it, and a reasonable price too.. i apply wearing gloves - says it all i think Wink i want to pig oil troopers legs soon, it can only be applied to dry legs wasn't it??? have always done to dry but with weather looking wet bit worried as still living out.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:37 am Reply with quoteBack to top

no kay, it can be applied onto mud up legs straight from the field, just paint it on with plenty of sulphur mixed in, getting it as close to the skin as possible
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:13 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Sorry to be thick but what is scats? What is the best way to mix it all up? Will be my first year applying pig oil. I kept trying to explain it to the cob owner on the yard, but instead she got one of the other girls to cut ask her feathers off!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Scats is a shop, a bit like CountryWide. I think Scats and Mole Valley are related.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:40 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi all, yes they are part of the same retail group. I apply to damp legs as well as dry - they'll be fine. Just watch out if you apply it whilst stood on grass as the sulphur will kill it off.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

and dont wear rings!! it turns them green lol and dont wear nice trousers boots or top because it gets everywhere. i never measure it, i have a bucket just for the mixture, i pour about 2 litres of the oil in, and throw in some big handfuls of sulphur, mix it up with my hand and i apply it with an old face brush. i even put some on the crest of the manes and bases of tails as it conditions the hair, suffocates mites and encourages hair growth. some horses are very sensitive though so if its your 1st time always do a patch test, i put it on a blue and white cob pony my kids used to have once and the next day his eyes were swollen shut and his skin was red raw. it took days for his skin to heal.
as far as cutting off feather i never have and i have a mare that suffers terribly from mud fever. i would dream of cutting off feather
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have tried Vegetable Oil today. I bought 2L from Lidl for 2.99 and have used most of it already. I will report back Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

try these you could ask about bulk Shocked Shocked Shocked

http://www.shireoil.com/Home

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Alexa & Tess you are using too much!!!! I'd need to take out another mortgage if I applied it like that.

I buy mine off Tony Bull, Arclid Shires or Matt Burks. I buy the large one, think it's 25 litres and mix with flowers of sulphur myself and I apply it with a sponge.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:14 am Reply with quoteBack to top

hi ruby tuesday long time no see, how much do u pay for 25 litres off tony?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hello Ruby, now nice to see you and you are so right about the amount. We use a mix of pig oil (not really pig oil cos it's used for mass produced cake making) and sulphur. We have it in a bit pot and rub it on with a sponge or a rubber gloved hand to really get under the feather.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I didn't know scatts sold it, mines just closed down Sad

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Bought some from Scats today 16.75 for 5 litres. They sell the Sulphur too for around 4 - mines lasted me a year now, its just the oil I top up on. They call it pig oil as its used to drop the skin on pigs from cracking and flaking & makes them look good when showing. I used to get her injected with Dectomax but this is much more economical and safer method. Would recommend it to anyone.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Nice to see you two too Lizzie & Grey Shire (Lol!) I pay 40 for the 25 litres off Tony Bull, think Matt Burks is a bit more expensive but not much. Both Tony and Matt will take it to shows for you to collect or you can collect from them - they do deliver for a charge.

I use surgical gloves with the sponge, I get into the feathers the same as you Lizzie.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

bloody good price ruby hows that lovely mare of yours? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It's not a bad price at all Shel. Need to go and get some woodflour now as I am almost out of that!! Ruby is good thanks, she is such a good mare. How is your new girl?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

she looks like a good girl u should post some recent pics i love to see u working her. my new girl is proving to be a very quiet, well mannered dope on a rope type.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Have put some photo's on just on the other thread "how do you use your heavy", you may have already seen some or all of them! Put the two mares on a pole driving at the end of July but only took photo's on my phone and they are not that close or good, it was there first time doing pairs driving and you'd have thought they'd done it for years! Just need to buy some pairs driving harness and a vehicle to put them on together!! Your mare sounds lovely - a laid back Clyde. You need to put some pics on of her.
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i would of been stood with my mouth open watching your mare and her buddy, i will get pics i promise Very Happy

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