Purchased a black and white Overo Paint gelding for my daughter. Toby has one BIG issue that I have been working with since we brought him home a few weeks ago. His history is this: This whilte faced horse has almost no hair left around eyes, cheeks & mouth from rubbing himself raw -( likely from some allergy in a pasture or flies + eye infection- per vet) He also has one large area on his neck and shoulder that is also missing hair & raw. The owner moved & he was left with friends in a pasture for weeks with little or no shade. Because of these circumstances he got burned quite bad on face, neck & shoulder. He was peeling and scabbed over.
He looked miserable and crusty, but the poor guy acted just fine. In the few weeks since he has been with us, some areas have shown huge improvements, while others are still quite raw. I have stalled him from 9am to 6pm (which he doesn't care for), placed him on special feed & supplements high in omega, amino's and fats to help with skin and coat. He gets a bath with iodine shampoo at least 3-4 times a wk. Applied baby sunscreen 100 to face and pink areas that are NOT raw everyday. I have cleaned the raw areas twice daily, applied neosporin and swat. I have also tried zinc diaper cream on these areas, but I am at a loss as to why these areas are still so raw... or maybe I am just impatient - but was expecting them to look better. New to this forum and to pink skinned horses. Can post pics tomorrow if needed. Any suggestions appreciated.