Animalintex® is the original and only licensed absorbent veterinary poultice and wound dressing available in the UK.

Animalintex® is made to a proven formula and manufactured in a facility that is authorised by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), the UK authority that is responsible for enforcing the safety of veterinary medicinal products.

This license is very important as the formulation and manufacture need to be strictly controlled as poultices have a pharmaceutical effect on the horse. Suitable for horses and dogs, the dressing contains Boric Acid BP, an active ingredient which promotes effective healing, plus tragacanth, a natural poulticing agent that draws infection out of the wound.

Well-Known, Respected & Trusted Poultice

Products having a pharmaceutical effect but not having a license are illegal, not to mention potentially dangerous for your horse. The control is rather like the control of drugs for people. Animalintex® by Robinson Animal Healthcare is a well-known, respected and trusted product which is licensed and is highly effective.

Unfortunately wounds sometimes become infected. If your horse has a large wound which is infected you should call a vet immediately, particularly if your horse is showing signs of distress. However, a wide range of conditions - including wounds - can be treated using Animalintex®. It is ideal for the treatment of infected wounds, open wounds, mud fever, laminitis, abscesses, thrush, seedy toe, sprains and bruises.

Why Animalintex® is Still the Best

Boric Acid Antiseptic

Minimises infection and reinfection and promotes faster healing.


Natural poulticing agent, draws out dirt and infection and reduces inflammation, as well as creating a moist, clean healing environment.

Medicated Cotton Wool

Absorbs pus and holds infected secretions away from the body, creating a cleaner wound environment.

Economical to Use

Cut to size so there is no waste.

Polythene Backing Cover

Keeps out external contamination and keeps in moisture and warmth, promoting faster healing.

Regulated Instructions for Use

The instructions supplied with Animalintex® should be followed carefully as these too are regulated by the VMD.

Hot/Wet, Cold/Wet & Dry Poulticing

Animalintex® can be applied as a hot wet poultice, a cold wet poultice or even as a dry wound dressing - particularly in a first aid situation. The technique used depends on the particular condition to be treated.

Hot wet poulticing is used for:

Abscesses / Corns / Cracked Heels / Infected Wounds
Laminitis / Mud Fever / Punctured Foot / Seedy Toe / Thorns

Cold wet poulticing is used for:

Bruising / Capped Elbow / Capped Hock
Sore Shins / Sprains / Strains / Splints

How to Prepare a Poultice

To prepare a poultice, boil water and allow it to cool to 38°C (so that it does not burn the horse) immerse the poultice and squeeze out excess water. Note that if infected pus is present, the poultice needs to be damp (not wet) so that the pus is absorbed into the poultice. If a cold wet poultice is to be used, follow the same procedure as above but simply allow the boiled water to cool before application. The poultice is applied to the horse after cleansing and drying the affected area and then secured with a bandage or poultice boot.

The poultice should be changed at least every 12 hours. The progress of the ailment can be checked at the same time. If the horse does not respond to treatment or is showing signs of distress, call your vet.

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