We had a pretty wet early summer and luckily Annie didn’t get the full body skin funk she had last year but did end up with minimal scratches like scabs. I was able to keep them at bay using a line that is pretty new to me by Zimox. Come August I clipped her in anticipation of the GOV inspection and her scratches EXPLODED. Like holy crusty legs bat man. I was still able to treat with the Zymox products though and all seemed to be well.About a week ago Annie’s legs got really bad again. I decided to try this product that a friend has used by Carr & Day & Martin called Killitch. I was able to score 2 bottles really cheap on clearance at our local tack shop. The recommended use is 2x daily but I can’t go to the barn 2 times a day and her legs weren’t bad enough to warrant it. I don’t know what happened or if Annie had a bad reaction but Monday night I got this picture texted to me: Fat legs are fat… Given how puffy they were despite being turned out all day I spoke to my vet who advised that we do 7 days of antibiotics. I have been told that Desitin can work wonders on scratches so on Monday night before I made my way out to the barn I made a stop at Dollar General. If I have to buy diaper cream I want it to be cheap! Hopefully her legs will continue to improve. In the meantime we wash, slather, and wrap!
Do you all have any special tips or tricks for killing scratches? And other fungus issues?