As the owner and caregiver for an arab cross gelding for the past five years, I am still puzzled by the recurrence of scratches on his hind legs. He is groomed every day and still manages to fall victim to this silent and very annoying ailment. The photo was taken in January so that is why his leg hair was long and scraggly looking (We live in the cold/snowy midwest). We have tried so many different recipes and all have been effective for a while. After months of diminishing or eliminating the scabs, the treatment becomes ineffective and the scabs return no matter how many times a day we treat the affected area.
I have consulted many many horse owners and vets with the question of how to get rid of the scratches and no one has a remedy that will forever remove them from our beloved horse. We welcome any advice you may have!
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