Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Port Orchard Washington State
I read about them and everything else before making the final steps into purchasing a Clyde, her previous owner said she's had them before normally in the winter and they went away with cleaning every day and spraying, it was never bad. I'm so anal about having clean feathers when riding though (I take her out a lot) they only really get dirty and muddy in the pasture. This is the North "Wet" though so she is walking through a lot of puddles. I towel her feet off when we get back to the barn, she doesn't like the sound of the blow dryer.
The vet said it was a very mild case only about 4 total and my obsessive cleaning is probably what minimized it. She was very good about the spray. It contained aloe and it was made by Mane and Tail. Worked great.
The vet also said that because of the mud she's obviously a bit itchy and the scratching she does against the fence is probably what opened them up. None were infected, she wasn't hot or sore really just scabby and now she's fine. I'll be keeping an eye out. I feel around every time I wash her feet.
When life gives you lemons....chuck em at whoever is giving them to you!
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Last edited by drafts4ever; 01-18-2010 at 08:09 AM.