PROB – Care of Skin, Hair, Hoof

Ekholm Vision AB in Sweden produces and markets PROB Products for over 25 years for Care of Skin, Hair, Hoof. In Scandinavia these care products are used to treat skin diseases of humans and animals. Gróskuholt BV markets these in the Benelux and Germany. 

Two important ingredients are the fundament of this product group: pine tar and Aloë Vera. In Sweden, since the 16th Century, pine tar is extracted from pine (fir) tree roots. This ingredient has anti-bacterial properties and has been used for centuries for (wound)treatment of hooves and horns. Aloë Vera is a succulent from the tropics. Extracts from this plant possess hydrating and soothing properties, ideal for treatment of irritated skin.

Does your Icelandic horse (or other breed) suffer from skin diseases and/or problems with hooves, and you are looking for effective Care of Skin, Hair, Hoof? On this page we have collected examples of treatment which our clients have shared with us.

Please be aware every animal lives in different circumstances, which affects effectiveness and results of treatment with our products. When you take Care of Skin, Hair, Hoof we recommend trying our products on a small area of Skin, Hair, Hoof. You will see quickly if your horse has an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients.

We wish you lots of health with your live stock! Please do not hesitate to contact us at below Email address and we are curious about your experience with our products.

Huub Kleintjes

Produced by

Ekholm Vision AB
Ydregatan 17 C
570 60 YDRE

Sales Benelux and German

Gróskuholt BV
Spiesberg 30
5985 NP Grashoek

Skin – Treatment schedule for your horse with skin diseases

A combination of PROB Shampoo, PROB Super Cream, PROB Oil en PROB Summer Deo is most effective when your horse suffer from skin diseases like bacterial infection, open wounds or eczema. Follow these directions:

  1. Wash your horse entirely with PROB Shampoo. Leave the shampoo for 20-30 minutes and rinse thoroughly with water.  PROB Shampoo loosens scales and skin flakes effectively. During the first few uses, a large quantity of “dandruff” can release from the coat. This is a good sign, and after drying of the coat, thorough brushing should be performed.
  2. In case your horse has wounds, treat with PROB Super Cream. When commencing treatment, apply in the morning and evening. After a few days, wounds should be healing visibly.
  3. As soon as wounds are healed, continue alternating treatment with PROB Super Cream and PROB Oil. Experience teaches treatment every other day with PROB Super Cream and PROB Oil keeps the skin disease under control.
  4. It is important to continue weekly or biweekly washing with PROB Shampoo is necessary for cleaning. Do not treat with PROB Super Cream or PROB Oil on the day you wash your horse. After washing, tranquility and fresh air is essential for healing of the skin and coat of your horse.
  5. Never use (toxic) long lasting insecticides! PROB Summer Deo is an ideal product for keeping insects at a distance. It is non-toxic with a pleasant odour, reassuring your horse.

Treatable skin diseases

Below we present various examples of skin diseases, treated according to abovementioned plan (unless described differently). These images are shared with us by satisfied clients and happy horses.