DMSO Dimethyl Sulfoxide
DMSO is a barn staple for treating horse injuries by reducing inflammation. DMSO is one of those odd products that horse owners use but may not be exactly sure what it is. DMSO stands for Dimethyl Sulfoxide and is a wood based by-product of making paper. Originally used as a solvent, it was discovered to have therapeutic benefits for people. DMSO is now widely used on horses as a topical anti-inflammatory. Mary's Tack offers DMSO from Valhoma in 3 forms: Liquid, Gel, and Gel Roll-On.
- Gel in 5-oz Jar
- Liquid in 16-oz Bottle
- Gel Roll-On in 3-oz Roller Ball Tube
- Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory
- 99.9% Pure Dimethyl Sulfoxide
- Valhoma Corporation
DMSO is colorless and absorbs exceptionally well into the skin. Because of this, it can be used along with other substances, like pain relief medication, to help draw them deeper into tissues. The flip side of this helpful property is that it will also draw in whatever substance is on the skin, like dirt and fly spray. So, a thoroughly scrubbed skin surface is important. When handling or applying DMSO, you must use gloves. DMSO has a sulfur odor that can be unpleasant and long-lasting, but most horse owners feel the benefits outweigh that aspect. Mary's Tack makes no claims about the efficacy or uses for DMSO. Consult your veterinarian before embarking on any treatment plan for your horse.