Aids in the healing of horse wounds, chaps, chronic skin infections, eczema, boils, abscesses and as a drawing salve. Ichthammol is extremely effective for drawing infection or debris from a wound or hoof. When treating a hoof, Ichthammol can be mixed with Epsom salt to aid in the drawing effect. It can be applied to a sore to help moisten and sooth. Ichthammol allows for the wound to heal from the inside out. It is also an effective salve in cases of fly bites on ears or around tail sets. It is effective for the removal of tick infestation on manes and tails.