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Equicare's Vetrolin® Family Grows - New Arrivals Include Green Spot Out and Detangler

Horse Tack - Horse Grooming Press Release

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Aug. 11, 2004 - Pass out the cigars-- It’s a spot remover and a detangler! EquiCare has added two new arrivals to its Vetrolin family of products: Vetrolin® Green Spot Out and Vetrolin® Detangler. The “newborns” will join Vetrolin® Liniment, Bath and Shine as the official grooming and conditioning products of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA).

Vetrolin® Green Spot Out is a spray that removes urine and manure spots. It also helps remove wet and dry sweat stains. Brush it out to create a high-gloss shine with no rinsing required. The product contains tea tree oil and emits the unique Vetrolin herbal scent.

Vetrolin® Detangler incorporates specially formulated silicones to quickly remove mane and tail tangles. It increases manageability without damaging or drying hair shafts, and adds volume as it smoothes and shines hair.

“We want to provide horse owners with a complete grooming and conditioning package, and now we have two new additions to the family,” said Elaine Sniatynsky, marketing manager for Farnam’s grooming products. “The Vetrolin line meets every grooming need of horse owners, including day-to-day, post workout and pre-show essentials.”

Grooming Tips (to help your horses look like they just trotted out of the salon):

Whether you show or not, good grooming is an important part of horse ownership. Most horses enjoy the attention of regular grooming and look forward to the daily ritual. It strengthens the bond between horse and owner. Additionally, grooming your horse on a regular basis gives you a chance to spot minor scratches, rashes, cuts or swelling before they become a major problem.

Day-to-Day Basics:
Your horse’s daily grooming routine should include currying, brushing and toweling. Currying is the most important of the three. It removes dead hair and dirt, massages the skin and stimulates the release of natural oils that make the coat shine. For tough spots such as manure and urine stains, apply the new Vetrolin® Green Spot Remover. Use Vetrolin® Instant Detangler to keep the mane and tail tangle- free.

Suds Up:
When bathing your horse, start by wetting the entire body, and then sponge him down with warm soapy water, sudsing up sections at a time. Use a rich shampoo with protein-enhanced conditioners, vitamins and a built-in sunscreen that is also gentle and non-irritating, such as Vetrolin® Bath. It will leave the coast shiny and manageable. Following the bath, use Vetrolin® Shine to repel dirt and dust.

Getting Ready for the Show:
You want your horse to look clean, well-groomed and dazzling in the show ring. Right before you go into the show ring, use Vetrolin® Shine on your horse’s entire coat for a first place finishing touch.

After the Workout:
Rinse with lots of cool water, and apply Vetrolin® Liniment (mixed in a bucket with water) to help your horse feel refreshed. Vetrolin® Liniment also helps stimulate blood flow to ankles, knees and tendons.

For more information about Vetrolin ® or other horse products, in the United States call toll free at (800) 234-2269 or direct at (602) 285-1660, or go to on the Internet. Founded in 1946, Farnam Companies, Inc. is a privately held company and a leader in the animal health products industry.

Farnam – We Make Life Better for Animals and Their People.