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    Default Pig oil

    Does anyone use it and where do you get it from??

    Someone suggested it for helping to thicken Inkys mane. Does it work and what does it look like??? It sounds disgusting!!!

    What is it actually for???

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    Default Re: Pig oil

    My local tack shop sells it, I think you can also get it on ebay. A lot of people use it for a show shine, mixed with warm water. It can also be used on feathers of field kept horses to stop the mud sticking to them.

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    Default Re: Pig oil

    Looks like baby oil (clear oil without the fragrant smell, but does smell bad). Traditional gypsy treatment I believe to keep feathers in good condition. I wacked a load on my mares mane where the rug hjad rubbed it, I'm not sure if it thickened it or just stopped more being rubbed away. Got mine at a local feed merchants (5ltr container).

    Proud to hack out looking like 'Bertie Bassett'.

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    Default Re: Pig oil

    It for pigs, not 'of pigs'
    to keep their skin supple.

    Used by heavy horse owners on feather, mixed with flowers of sulphur, to prevent mud fever and keep hair silky.

    Megatek Rebuilder hair restorers smells much nicer!

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    Default Re: Pig oil

    pig oil is parafin oil...just go to a pharmacy and get some its not expensive.
    it used to be used to keep pigs skin from drying out...hence the name
    really good stuff when mixed with sulphur!!

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    When it gets really muddy we put pig oil on the horse's legs so that not as much mud gets on them and if it does actually get on their legs it just brushes off dead easily!


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    Default Re: Pig oil

    forgive my ignorance, but thought it was made from pigs???????
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    Default Re: Pig oil

    Ive tried the megatek rebuilder but am not getting much results im afriad. What difference does mixing the sulphur in do ???

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    Megatek didn't wrtk for me either, and it's not terribly cheap

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    Default Re: Pig oil

    nope definately not made from pigs! its actaully parafin oil...its used to keep pigs skin in good condition hence the name.
    mixing it with sulphur give you a great paste for skin conditions. dematoligists recommend it for humans with skin problems too...
    dont use it on open sores though

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