Testimonials


See what Dermafas users have to say about their success with our products.

I really love the Dermafas and you were right about the white spots in my mule's ears. It makes them disappear. It is a wonderful medication, I use it for the cracks I get on my hands from the cold and washing my hands so often around the barn. Thank you for making such a wonderful product!

Thank you so much.
Kim Kunkle


Hello, a while ago I ordered the Dermafas creme for our horse. He is a 15 year old horse with good temperament except he has the ear plaques. Yesterday we had the vet come out to tranq him and have his teeth floated. Outside of the tranquilizer we could never get close enough to applying the Dermafas creme without him becoming too awry. After the teeth floating was done we took the opportunity to apply the creme to his ear plaques. After that I spent at least 45 minutes petting his head and calmly massaging his ears. It wasn't until someone had noticed that the tranq had worn off and hewas really calm while I massaged his ears. We left it on a positive note. Today my wife and I easily applied the creme inside his ears. He didn't hardly get defensive. It was like a miracle. It's too early to tell what the outcome of the creme is doing, but I see in his ears the plaques are falling off and I think he has bonded to me better. Can you run this on your testimonials page as a helpful hint for cases such as mine. Start with the same process and the tranq is probably the best way to do it, remember to be there working with the ears as the tranq wears off.

Update:

Well I thought I would never see it, but the other day when I was putting the Dermafas creme in Shadow's ears, the upper half of both ears had no plaque in them. I cant recall when it was that I started the healing program but it wasn't that long ago. As well I put a little more creme than usual in there because I wasn't sure when I could get back to the stable. We've been having a lot of unseasonal snow storms here lately, more is better? Afterward he shook his head and the creme flew out all over me and everywhere else, it wasn't until I got back in the truck to clean myself that I realized I was covered in creme "and the aural plaques". Today I had a good look in there as now he lets me look (before: forget aboud it! ) the largest plaques are deeper in the ear but are turning somewhat brownish in colour. He is certainly a more trusting horse. I used to have to work him into a calm before I could poke around, and now I just get into it. Sorry no picture to prove, but I am working on it.

Thank you for putting my comments on your website. I can only hope that more people can find a solution to this infection through word of mouth and your product. The Vets here in Edmonton have a one track mind on this issue and I think they could be more well informed of remedies outside of their circle.


"I discovered your Dermafas cream a short time ago and can't say enough good about it. I'm so pleased with its healing ability that I've recommended it to our Vet and to everyone else who asks how on earth we cleared up the awful ear plaque on one of our new horses. We also use it daily for any bumps, scrapes, etc the horses come up with. In fact, I just finished ordering another 4 pack and probably should've doubled it! ...
Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for making such a great product"

Sincerely
Barbara M


"I purchased Dermafas a few weeks ago to treat ear plaques in my horses ear. The horse had the plaques when I bought him, but I really paid no attention to them. After reading up on ear plaques and noting that most say that they are not curable, I was not expecting the results I got from your product.

Within a week I could see a difference. After 3 weeks of application all signs of the plaques are gone and the pigment has returned to the ear. It appears completely normal. I now wish I had taken pictures before and after. I highly recommend DERMAFAS."

Marti Thompson
New Smyrna Beach, FL


Hi from Texas.

You are welcome to use this on your Testimonial page. I just want to let you know that your cream worked just as you said it would. My Vet had told me there was not a cure for horse's ear warts and they would just eventually fall off. Well I wasn't satisfied with that so in searching the Internet I found your site and ordered your cream. I applied it twice a day and after 2 weeks the warts had gotten very small and now 2 months later are totally gone. I did share this with my Vet and gave him a jar of cream to try himself. He is now convinced it does work, thank you for developing such a healing cream.

Sincerely,
Maryah Sautter,
Horseshoe Bay Texas


Anthony

23 June: The Dermafas arrived yesterday and I applied some to my horse Anthony's ears today. Once I had put some in his ear, I was surprised that he just let me gently massage the cream on the ear plaque. Previous attempts to "play" with his ears would have resulted in a trip around the stable hanging on to his neck and with an 18 hand horse that can be interesting.

21 July: The cream is working well. I use it twice a day, this is the fourth week. The plaque has gone and the pink skin is turning dark to match the surrounding area. Anthony lets me play with his ears, where previously, even when doped he had to be restrained for the vet to look into them. His general nature is now improving and I now have a "happy chap". I took some photos at 3 days and 21 days. I will contact you soon to purchase some more cream.

17 August: I now apply the ointment once a day in the evening. The affected skin is smooth and light pink in colour. The dark pigment of the normal skin colour is starting to return slowly. Anthony allows me to apply the cream with no fuss and no head collar. Whereas before he would not allow contact with his ears even when doped by the vet.

16 September: I apply the ointment once daily, which he accepts with no fuss, indeed he seems to like it. He allows me to put the reins over his head without any fuss. I do however have a bridle with a clip to secure the bit. I put the head piece over his neck and clip to the bit once it is in his mouth, so as not to push the head piece over his ears. He will however allow the browband to be pushed over his ears without any trouble. The memory of his irritation will take time to fade.

30 October: Anthony was inspected by my vet on thursday, it was his annual pre winter check up. The vet, who last saw Anthony before I used Dermafas, was surprised to see that the white plaque had gone and that Anthony readily accepted his ears being touched and folded to better show the affected area (on his previous visit he had to sedate him to inspect his ears).The previous plaque affected areas in Anthony's ears are now smooth pink skin which now have no lumps or raised parts. I have also used the cream on some old scar tissue which had formed on an old injury to his hind fetlock. The cream has removed the thick flaky tissue and the area is smooth, clearly showing the scar line of the cut.


"Hi, my name's Steve Luoni who's horse has ear problems. To make a long story short, I have been told that there is no cure for ear plaques. He was getting ear shy and difficult to bridle. I have tried "Panalog" ointment that was recommended by my vet. They did go from a raised white crusty scab-like consistency to a white raised lump that was spongy to the touch. Kind of like a blister. When you put pressure on them, D-J would pull away and cringe in pain. Layers were coming off, but there was no change in size or consistency. Another article said to use mineral oil. This only seemed to dry things out. They became firm and still painful..

I was given a jar of Dermafas to try and put it on every other day for a week. By week's end I noticed a BIG difference. The raised white lumps began to peel away, leaving pink skin behind. I continued the treatments 3 to 4 times a week for the next 2 weeks. There were no more raised white lumps. The flesh is pink and even with the rest of his ear. Occasionally I would wash his ear with warm water to get the residue. By this time I could even bridle him and work with his ear with minimal fuss. WOW!! If you would like copies of photos just let me know."


Just wanted to drop a line and let you know what a wonderful product Dermafas Creme is. After reading a letter from a reader in Equus magazine a month ago I discovered my problem and a cure. For 15 years my horse Candylynn has had white things in her ears. The vet called them warts and I have used every imaginable treatment I could find, with no luck. I have never been able to bridle her without taking the headstall apart and placing the one eared part over her ear and then unbuckling the headstall and inserting her bit then buckling the bridle. People often looked at me like I was crazy. Clipping was impossible, always had to twitch her. And to raise your hand above her head you think she was possessed! This spring these white crusted things started growing out the back of her ears and I could tell it was going to be a long riding season. Then I saw a letter from Ms. White in Equus and I would swear she and I had the same horse. So I ordered Dermafas online and it arrived in my mailbox 2 days later. That very same day Donnie and I applied it ( with a big fight) to Candylynn's ears, replaced her fly mask with an eared mask and turned her back out. Three days later I could see that these warts were falling off and she was healing. It's now been a month or so and they are gone, still has pink raw skin in her ears but no warts or plaques growing. Best of all last Friday I was able to clip her ears with out a twitch and over the weekend I put her headstall on like a normal horse! It's amazing. I really would have never dreamed she was as sore and uncomfortable as she has been for 15 years. thank you for your wonderful product!

Tonda T. Mabe
Lonely Hearts Stable
Maiden NC


Thank you so much for the Dermafas that has solved a major problem for my gelding. It was impossible to handle his ears, and the vet could not get a diagnosis or treatment to help him. After dealing with the plaque for several months I took matters into my own hands. In surfing the internet I came across your product, ordered it, and after just two months I see the aural plaque is gone and his ears are back to normal! My vet called his ears a "textbook case" before treatment and my horse was really uncomfortable. Thank you again!

-Kay from Wisconsin


I wanted you to know how pleased I am with the Dermafas product that I ordered. My horse (Bo) had developed the ear plaque in one ear. It looked like a huge piece of cauliflower and looked terrible. It was embarrassing when he had to go in to a Showmanship class. I put a posting out on the internet on several web sites that I read and many individuals responded that I should give your product a try, they had good luck with it.

I purchased your product, applied it 3 times a week for a month and the plaque it gone! The skin underneath is nice and pink and he doesn’t even mind me touching his ear now. Before you couldn’t touch it at all.

I called my Vet’s office and let them know that the product DID work in case they had any other clients asking what to use. Prior to purchasing your product I had talked to their office and they told me that there really wasn’t anything on the market to get rid of ear plaque.

Thanks again for a great product!

Wendy Harris
Lowell, Michigan


Self-mutilation by chewing. Typically stress related, but can also be the sign of skin disease, including parasites and tumors. Prompt consultation with a veterinarian is recommended to establish cause. Delay in treating lick sores can complicate treatment.

"We took in an abandoned Coonhound recently who developed a nasty lick sore on her left back leg. The application of Dermafas combined with spraying the area with Bitter Apple, once a day, has resulted in healthy new skin and hair growth. A distinct improvement to the sore was apparent within three days."

Margaret T, Laurens, SC


9 year old AQHA stallion “Bobby”

In the beginning, the cut was so deep the bone was exposed and the wound continuously leaking clear yellow fluid. He was also dripping blood for 48 hours from one badly damaged blood vessel. It’s truly a miracle he didn’t bleed to death at the time of the injury. He as unable to put any weight on that hoof until the third day. There was quite a lot of swelling in the lower leg and up into the hock area, as you will see in the photos.

I know you have said that Dermafas is not meant to offer fly protection, but it is a fact that while flies did their normal pesky things on Bobby’s other three legs, they did not bother the wounded one treated with Dermafas. There is apparently something about it that does not appeal to flies, in spite of a wound that would normally be buzzing with flies. Dermafas made a believer out of me!

It continues to heal and we are very , very happy with his progress for such a terrible wound. It never did get infected at all. Not one little bit, and it is healing without proud flesh. I know that Dermafas made the difference, because no other medications were used.

The wound began closing at the bottom of a long cut and is working its way up. It still has a ways to go before it completely comes together, but it is remarkable how much progress he has made since it happened. I should have photographed it after Paul hosed it off, but I will do that fairly soon and take more pictures.

It's been over 3 weeks since the last photos were taken and Paul said the wound is much closer to being closed and looking really good. He drew a diagram of it "actual size" as it is now, and a nickel coin would cover the end where it is the widest, and only about an inch would extend beyond the surface of the coin. Isn't that amazing?


Case History: Bojangles

25 year old grade horse gelding

“Bo” came up “off” on his right hind on Monday 12/6. The Barn Manager found a deep cut on his right hind fetlock on 12/8. The B.M. didn’t notice the cut right away due to the amount of “feathering” on his feet and the lack of blood. The wound was probably a day or two old at that point.

The vet came and shaved the area and inspect the wound. It was about 2/3 across the back of his fetlock. There was some exposure of the tendons. The course of action was to give him some Bute for the swelling, Tetanus shot, and Tucoprim (trimethoprim & sulfadiazine) oral antibiotics. Clean and pack the wound with Biozide every other day and keep the leg wrapped and dry. He was able to stay in the round pen if weather conditions permitted. At this point he was putting weight on the foot and walking with a limp.

Over the next few days, the wound was draining, but apparently healing. Sunday 12/12, be was walking nicely on it. However, on Friday 12/17, he went 3-legged lame. There was a fair amount of heat and a lot of clear drainage as well as a fair amount of puss.

The vet came again and checked him out. He was given Banamine for the pain, Dormosedan and also put on 20cc of Penicillin and 10cc of Gentocin twice a day along with cleaning and soaking his foot in Epsom salts daily. (Which he enjoyed!)

By Sunday the 19th, he was doing much better. He was still sore, but was now putting weight on the foot and walking with a limp.

On Sunday 12/26 we stopped with the soaking and went to just cleaning the wound with hydrogen peroxide, wiping with poviodine, coating the wound with Dermafas and only putting on an ankle wrap. (3 x 3 pad, cotton gauze, cotton batting, vet wrap and a little duct tape on the hoof and up to the bottom of the vet wrap the keep things in place. On Tuesday 12/28, he’s doing great. There is presently only a minimal amount of drainage.

On 12/29, he finished with the Penicillin-G and on 12/31; he finished with the Gentamicin.

One note is that Bo is eating, but has lost a substantial amount of weight. Partially due to the fact that he is in at night now and only has access to some hay. Not the 24 hours of grazing that he is used to. On 1/1, Bo was started on a daily oral dose of 32 cc of Baytril.

Sunday, 1/2, the lameness was about the same. The wound seems to be healing nicely. We’re presently continuing with changing the dressing every other day and applying Dermafas to the area.

Wednesday 1/5, the wound closed up a great deal and he is walking even better on the foot.

Sunday 1/9, Bo’s been in due to the muddy conditions, but Today, things were “crusty” out in the riding ring, so I turned him out for some free time. He rolled several times and was moving well. I worked my other horse D-J while Bo enjoyed the fresh air.


Dogs

My black lab Elmo had a spot he kept licking that wasn't healing. I think it was a scrape from rocks in the lake he swims in. I ordered the Dermafas Vet Wound Cream and within a week, the raw spot was starting to heal. He wasn't licking anymore either. It's a great product and works when other creams do not. I highly recommend this product as a pet owner."

Penni Jones, dog owner of a golden and a black lab.


"My dog had a scuffle with a ground hog resulting in some nasty wounds on her neck. After thoroughly cleansing the area I applied Dermafas on the bites. Her wounds never became infected and began to clear up within a few days. I was very pleased with the results and shall continue the use of Dermafas on all my pets in the future."

-Barbara W. Pennsylvania


"Bruizer, an eight year old llama, suffered a deep cut to the foreleg, caused by a freak accident - the dropping of a pane of glass from an adjoining shed. The 4 inch long gash was sutured and Dermafas applied as an antiseptic and to promote wound healing. This was on the recommendation of the attending vet who was familiar with Dermafas. The wound healed rapidly and cleanly with daily application of the cream and no sign of the injury is now apparent (3 years later). An excellent after surgery use for this product."

Don T, Walnutport, PA


Pot Bellied Pigs

"Last year you sent the sanctuary a number of jars of a new product you had developed called 'Dermafas'. We have used it extensively since receiving it and have found it to be an excellent topical ointment for minor wounds, lacerations, cuts and abrasions in the pigs.

Probably its most stringent 'test' was when we used it on Wilbur...a ten year old barrow who contracted Erysipelas. While we arrested the disease quickly, Wilbur went through an extensive period of time where he sloughed off most of his skin and suffered with a number of large, necrotic holes left by the traditional rhomboid lesions typical of Erysipelas. We found that regular applications of Dermafas to raw areas and the slow healing necrotic areas resulted in a rapid healing and regeneration of new skin without any signs of localized infection in the individual wounds. Of all the topical ointments we used on Wilbur during his long recovery period, Dermafas seemed to work the best.

We have since used it on probably close to 20 different pigs with minor wounds...including several of our 1,000 pound farm pigs....and found it to be an effective aid to rapid healing.

I would highly recommend Dermafas to anyone with pigs...miniature or otherwise....and to anyone with pets or livestock that are prone to minor wounds to the skin.

If the truth be known, I have occasionally used it on myself when I have suffered minor cuts, scrapes and scratches from working around the sanctuary. When I cut or otherwise suffer a minor injury while working out in the pastures it is often easier and more convenient to grab the jar of Dermafas of the "medicine shelf" in the barn rather than traipse all the way up to the house/office to find a topical ointment. Although it is not approved for human use, I have found that it works as well on me as it works on the pigs.

You have an excellent product in Dermafas."

Sincerely,
Richard and Laura Hoyle
Mini-Pigs Sanctuary


“It’s the best for healing scratches on my Friesian’s feet! Since Remy has pretty much chronic scratches due to the long feathers on his feet, whenever I am at the barn and feel a scratches scab, I apply some Dermafas. For the really bad ones, I rub the scabbing off as much as I can first. That allows the ‘miracle medicine’ as I tell Remy, to get into it and heal it up. There is a noticeable improvement after one application. Usually by the second or third application (I don't see him every day), roughly once a week, they are well on their way to being healed.”

Latest report: Now I have some good news and bad news. The good news is that Remy’s scratches are all gone. The bad news is that I don’t have any pictures.”

Joni Valerio, NJ


Basset Hound, Fire Victim

“Turbo”, a 7 year old Basset suffered extensive burns on January 13. Turbo had been tied outside when the mobile home caught fire, melted his doghouse around him, heated his chain to the point that while trying to flee, the chain burnt his shoulders badly (see pics). He also pulled some muscles while trying to run away, still attached to the chain. The fireman let him go and a neighbor spent 2 hours looking for him. When found, he was bleeding from abrasions on both shoulders, with plastic melted onto his head. The neighbor took him to the emergency vet clinic where they treated him and sent him home. Shortly after his wounds started filling with air and fluid. He was taken to his own vet where he was put under, his wounds drained and scraped. He was then treated as a burn victim. He had to be scraped daily, wounds cleaned and sulphur ointment applied. This did not appear to be working. Changed to Dermafas. (I know how well Dermafas helped my friend when he had third degree burns). It has worked and cured everything I’ve ever used it on!!!!

February 9: Wanted to let you know Turbo is doing well. One side is healed up so well that he has fur growing again. The other side (the worst side) is healing too. The sooner we get him healed, the sooner he can go out and play. He’s getting awfully tired of the crate and short walks!

March 12: Turbo went home Sunday. He is probably going to have a scar for life. To ensure he will never be tied again we fenced his yard and built him a special lean to shelter (he now will not go into a doghouse) and he likes it.

Tonda Mabe
North Carolina

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In case it is helpful to others, I'd like to share my experience using Dermafas. At the end of May, I bought a new horse, a 5 year old Hanoverian/Thoroughbred chestnut mare, that had a quarter sized patch of white plaques in her right ear and just a few in the other ear. I almost didn't buy her because of them. While they weren't too aesthetically offensive at the time, I was concerned that they could spread significantly. I talked to my vet about them, and he told me that there is a prescription treatment that works very well, but that is very painful for the horse, so unless the ear plaques themselves are causing the horse pain or they are causing handling issues, that they will not treat them. He told me that since my new horse's ear plaques were only a cosmetic issue, I was basically out of luck and had to live with them. He said to have her always wear a fly mask with ears because they think the plaques are spread by biting flies. So I've done that. I asked another vet as well since I didn't like that answer, but I got the same answer.

The ear plaques really bothered me, so I started doing research on the internet and came across Dermafas mentioned as working for some horses in several online forums, and I decided to try it. At the beginning of July, I began applying Dermafas liberally over the plaques in both of her ears 6 days a week. By mid August all of the plaques had fallen off and there was just bright pink skin where they had been. While I was happy the plaques had gone away, I was disappointed that my new horse now had bright pink spots in her ears. I wasn't sure the bright pink spots were better than bright white spots. Nevertheless, I continued with the Dermafas and switched to applying it to the pink skin in her ears every other day and to my pleasant surprise around the middle of September, the pink skin began turning black. 

By the end of September she looked like she'd never had ear plaques at all. I was so pleased. At the end of September I stopped applying the cream. It's now January as I write this, and I looked at her ears carefully today and noticed that the skin where the plaques used to be is looking a bit rougher than it used to. It is still black, and I had to look carefully to notice the texture. I don't want to risk that the plaques might come back, so I think I'm going to go back to using the cream periodically, maybe applying it once or twice a week. But overall, I'm really really happy with the results. Perhaps I'm just very vain, but I'm really so happy that I was able to get rid of the ear plaques. She's such a pretty horse, and now she really is perfect.


Caroline