A poultice is a soft, moist mass of material that is applied to the skin to help relieve inflammation and swelling. In the case of a horse, a poultice is often used on the legs to help reduce inflammation and swelling after exercise or injury.

To use a poultice, you will first need to clean the area where the poultice will be applied. Then, you can apply the poultice to the skin, being careful to smooth it out and ensure that it is evenly distributed. The poultice should be covered with a piece of plastic wrap or a bandage to help keep it in place, and then a wrap or bandage should be applied over the top to hold everything in place.

It’s important to keep the poultice moist, so you may need to rewet it periodically. The poultice should be left in place for a period of time, usually several hours or overnight, before being removed.

Poultices can be made using a variety of different ingredients, including clay, Epsom salts, liniments, and other substances that are thought to have healing properties. Some poultices are bought pre-made, while others are made at home using a combination of ingredients. It’s important to choose the right poultice for your horse’s needs and to use it correctly in order to get the best results.


Bute-Like™ Poultice is a topical poultice that is used to help relieve inflammation and swelling in the legs of horses. It is made with a combination of ingredients that are thought to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, including Epsom salts, kaolin, and menthol.

There are several potential benefits to using Bute-Like™ Poultice on a horse’s legs. Some of the most notable benefits include:

  1. Reducing inflammation: The ingredients in Bute-Like™ Poultice are believed to help reduce inflammation in the legs of horses, which can help alleviate pain and discomfort.
  2. Relieving pain: The menthol in Bute-Like™ Poultice is thought to have pain-relieving properties, which can help to reduce discomfort in the legs of horses.
  3. Promoting healing: The ingredients in Bute-Like™ Poultice may help to promote healing in the legs of horses by increasing blood flow to the affected area and helping to reduce swelling.
  4. Easy to use: Bute-Like™ Poultice is simple to apply and can be left on the legs of horses for several hours or overnight. It is also easy to remove and leaves no residue.

Overall, Bute-Like™ Poultice may be a useful tool for helping to alleviate inflammation, pain, and swelling in the legs of horses. However, it is important to follow the instructions for use carefully and to consult with a veterinarian if you have any concerns about using this product on your horse.