There are a variety of products on the market for hot spots, wounds, mange, crusty noses, and cracked paws but most are very expensive, do long term internal damage to animals, are pharmaceuticals, have harmful ingredients, or are minimally effective. I first started using this formula in my first business 26 years ago with our dogs, horses, cattle, and goats. At one point, we used this product on a dairy cow who had an abscess the size of a football that was full of puss and maggots. She had to be taken out of milk production rotation and was going to be culled. Instead of putting her down, we used this product on her and within two weeks the abscess was gone and there were even small bits of hair growth, saving her life and the dairy farm finances.