FAQs: Sore No-More Classic Line
SORE NO-MORE CLASSIC GELOTION
Q: What is xanthum gum?
A: Xanthum gum is a thickening agent that is derived from corn, soy or wheat. It is an ingredient that is used to help liquid ingredients bond together and not separate, like adding flour to a pasta sauce to thicken it. Xanthum gum is used in human food products as well.
Q: Is the Sore No-More® Gelotion approved for competitions that have “Zero- Tolerance” regulations?
A: Sore No-More Classic Gelotion does contain lobelia which, is currently on the “zero tolerance” list. Lobelia is included in many organization’s regulated substance lists and you should consult with your governing organization or veterinarian prior to using this product if competing.
Q: Can Sore No-More® Classic Gelotion be used in combinations with other liniment products?
A: Sore No-More® Classic Gelotion is safe to use with only other Sore No-More ® products. Use with other liniment topical products outside the Sore No-More ® line may cause irritation.
Q: What are the added benefits of having a liniment in a “Gelotion” form?
A: The added benefit is that the Gelotion has a thicker consistency making it an ideal choice to apply to areas on the horse where regular liquid liniments may run off. It offers a precise application.
Q: With the Gelotion having a thicker consistency, will it affect the use of being used under tack?
A: The thicker consistency of our Gelotions will not interfere with it being used under tack. Just like the liniments, the Gelotions absorb quickly into the skin and are safe for use under tack.
SORE NO-MORE CLASSIC LINIMENT
Q: What is the difference between Sore No-More Classic Liniment and other Sore No-More Liniments?
A: The difference is Sore No-More Classic contains lobelia. Lobelia was replaced with comfrey to meet FEI “Zero Tolerance” and racetrack regulatory guidelines in the other Sore No-More Performance and Sore No-More Performance Ultra liniments.
Q: Does Sore No-More Classic Liniment have the different applications than other Sore No-More Liniments?
A: No, Sore No-More Classic Liniment can be used in the same applications as other Sore No-More Liniments; pre and post workout under riding equipment, wraps and blankets, helping supple tight muscles, and to aid in pain relief of sore muscles or arthritic conditions. It is also great as a bath brace post workout and may also be used with a warm towel after application of liniment to get the same effect as a bath brace.
Q: Is Sore No-More Classic Liniment safe to use on horses with sensitive skin?
A: Yes, made with all-natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals, Sore No-More Classic Liniment is ideal for horses that have sensitive skin.
Q: Besides containing lobelia, compared to other Sore No-More Liniments, are there any other differences?
A: Compared to the other Sore No-More liniments, Sore No-More Classic Liniment has a cost effective advantage. If you do not need to meet “zero tolerance” guidelines or do not need clinical strength properties, it is efficient at meeting budgetary needs. However, if you do need a clinical strength liniment, Sore No-More Ultra Performance Ultra would be a better option.
SORE NO-MORE MASSAGE SHAMPOO
Q: Why does is matter if the shampoo is sulfate free?
A: Shampoos that contain sulfates strip hair and skin of natural oils. It is a harsh detergent that has been added to shampoos, human and animal, to create suds or lather. We have been trained to believe that more lather means better cleaning and, in most cases, that is not true. For example, when dealing with dry, irritated skin, excessive lather can perpetuate skin drying and exacerbate the issue. Sore No-More Massage Shampoo is the perfect choice for these cases because it is sulfate free.
Q: Because it contains Lobelia, will Sore No-More Massage Shampoo comply with “Zero Tolerance” guidelines since it is being rinsed off?
A: Despite the fact that this is a shampoo and is rinsed off, it does contain Lobelia which is included in most “Zero Tolerance” regulatory lists. Therefore, we would suggest not using 24 hours prior to competition but please consult with your veterinarian and the regulatory organization you compete under for further clarification and guidance.
Q: If water can cause drying, wouldn’t it be preferable to not cleanse my horse or dog that is prone to dry, itchy skin?
A: Yes, water can contribute to dry skin, however not cleansing the skin and coat can cause more problems. The skin goes through a natural shedding process and, when horses and dogs have dry skin they shed skin more often (similar to dandruff in humans). If the excess is not removed by cleansing the area it can impede the skin from healing and prevent the natural oils from providing proper moisture to the coat. Sore No-More Shampoo will cleanse and condition while removing any skin and hair that has shed due to dry skin and help reduce the shedding cycle.
Q: Since Sore No-More Massage Shampoo has a liniment base, can it be used as a regular liniment?
A: Though it does have a liniment base, it cannot be used as a standalone liniment. You can massage with it while bathing to help with aches and pains in your horse or dog but it cannot be left on for extended periods without rinsing. It is meant as a dual action shampoo, meaning it helps alleviate body aches while cleansing.
Q: Is Sore No-More Massage Shampoo safe for use around eyes?
A: Sore No-More Massage Shampoo is tear free but it is still recommended to be used with caution around the eyes. We suggest applying shampoo to a cloth or sponge and using this to wash the head of your horse or dog.
SORE NO-MORE CLASSIC POULTICE
Q: Many of the other Sore No-More Products are labeled safe to use under tack, does the poultice have the same use?
A: While our poultices are safe to use under leg wraps such as standing bandages, it is not meant to be used under saddle pads or other tack. If you are looking for a product to use that fits this purpose, check out Sore No-More Classic Liniment or Sore No-More Classic Gelotion.
Q: Is it safe on areas of infection?
A: Yes, Sore No-More Classic Poultice, along with all Sore No-More Poultices, is safe to use on areas of bacterial or fungal infections. However, it is not safe to use on open wounds.
Q: Is Sore No-More Classic Poultice safe to use on horses that may have an adverse effect to harsh chemicals?
A: Yes, Sore No-More Classic Poultice is safe to use on horses that are highly sensitive to chemicals and other irritants. Made with all-natural ingredients, it is one of the very few poultices that will not burn or irritate if left on the skin for extended periods.
Q: Do I need to this poultice under a wrap or can I leave it as a standalone?
A: While you can use this poultice by itself, if you are working to reduce heat or inflammation, it is best used under plastic or paper and a standing wrap. As with all standing bandages, be sure to remove them after 12 hours and brush or rinse off the poultice. It is also preferred to give your horse an additional 12 hours before re-bandaging.
Q: If I am using to draw out a hoof abscess, how would I use the poultice?
A: Our poultices can be used in place of or with a hoof packing of your choice to help draw out abscesses. It is best to apply a protective boot or hoof wrap over the poultice after packing the foot with poultice.
SORE NO-MORE RICOCHET HORSE SPRAY
Q: Does Ricochet Horse Spray have any liniment in it?
A: No, it does not contain any liniment.
Q: How can it condition the coat if it contains alcohol?
A: Though Ricochet contains alcohol, there is not a large enough portion of it to cause any drying of the skin and coat. The alcohol is used as a “carrier”, it helps to dilute the oil to make it easier for application and not project in one area when spraying, but allowing an even distribution.
Q: Is Ricochet Horse Spray a fly spray?
A: No, it may help in keeping insects away but it is not labeled for insect control.
Q: There are several essential oils in the formula; will it feel greasy or oily after application?
A: It does contain several essential oils but essential oils leave less of a residue since they do get absorbed by the skin. There will be a slightly coating after application but not excessive or slick like other horses sprays that use silicone, which is not as absorbable.
SORE NO-MORE SPORTS SALVE
Q: Because it contains Lobelia, will Sore No-More® Sports Salve comply with “Zero Tolerance” guidelines?
A: It does contain Lobelia which is included in most “Zero Tolerance” regulatory lists. Therefore, we would suggest not using 24 hours prior to competition but please consult with your veterinarian and your competitive organization’s regulatory agency for further clarification and guidance.
Q: If I use it to prevent a girth rub and apply before I ride, will it be unsafe?
A: If you are applying to a minimal area in the girth area it will not cause your girth to slip. It does help that area, giving it a barrier to protect from friction without being oily. The cream will eventually be absorbed by the skin.
Q: Can it be used as a preventive for sunburn?
A: Sore No-More® Sports Salve is not a sunscreen but if sunburn does occur it is great for post care, since it contains aloe vera. It will help moisturize the skin, lessening discomfort.
Q: Since it has a liniment base to it, can I use this instead of liniment?
A: We would not recommend you use this instead of the liniment, but in conjunction with. It does help reduce swelling and inflammation but not effectively like the Sore No-More liniments and poultices do. Its proprietary function is to moisturize and protect skin and hooves, with a secondary benefit of reducing swelling and inflammation.
Q: If used as leg grease, how often do I need to apply if the skin absorbs it?
A: If you are using it for a cross country course and apply generous amounts to the area you desire, it should last till the end of your ride cross country ride and beyond that. However, if you are using this for an endurance ride or trail ride, you may want to reapply when it looks like it is close to or has been absorbed, to prevent any scraps or bruises.
Q: Is it safe to use under my horses blanket overnight to prevent any blanket rubs?
A: Yes, like all the Sore No-More products, it is safe to use under blankets as well as, wraps and with therapeutics. No need to worry about burning or irritation.
SORE NO-MORE THE SAUCE
Q: Can this be used as a wound dressing since it contains povidone iodine?
A: Though povidone iodine is an antiseptic, we highly recommend only using to treat bacterial or fungal infections of the skin or hooves unless you have consulted with your veterinarian about using The Sauce outside of the labeled uses.
Q: What is the difference between iodine and povidone iodine?
A: Povidone iodine is less harsh than iodine and is a broad spectrum antiseptic. Iodine has limited uses and can cause more irritations.
Q: How does The Sauce strengthen hooves?
A: The Sauce can be used to strengthen the soles of hooves by acting as a drying agent which hardens the hoof and makes them less prone to bruises and soreness. For humans, its equivalent to developing callused or rough hands.
Q: What is “sugardine”?
A: “Sugardine” is a paste that is created when white granulated sugar is mixed with an iodine solution like betadine or povidine. Its consistency makes it ideal to use when trying to draw out a hoof abscess. Creating a sugardine paste with The Sauce is more beneficial than using only betadine or povidine. The Sauce has a liniment base which means it contains both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce infection, inflammation and discomfort.
SORE NO-MORE TRACKSIDE LINIMENT
Q: What is the difference between Sore No-More Classic Liniment and Sore No-More Classic Trackside?
A: The difference is Sore No-More Trackside does not contain lobelia. Lobelia was replaced with comfrey to meet FEI “Zero Tolerance” and racetrack regulatory guidelines.
Q: Does Sore No-More Trackside have the same applications and benefits as Sore No-More Classic Liniment?
A: Yes, Sore No-More Classic Trackside Liniment can be used in the same applications as Sore No-More Classic Liniment; pre and post workout under riding equipment, wraps and blankets, helping supple tight muscles, and to aid in pain relief of sore muscles or arthritic conditions.
Q: Is Sore No-More Classic Trackside safe to use on horses with sensitive skin?
A: Yes, made with all-natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals, Sore No-More Classic Trackside Liniment is ideal for horses that have sensitive skin.
Q: May Sore No-More Products be used under riding equipment, blankets and wraps?
A: Yes, Sore No-More Trackside is safe to use under riding equipment, blankets and wraps if used properly. Due to our all-natural ingredients there should be no irritation when used under such items.