Before I got my gelding, he lived his life out on a rope 24/7. As a result, he has a horrible, almost keloid-like scar from a severe ropeburn on his right front fetlock. The injury happened over a year ago. At one point he had some hair regrowth on it, but he rubbed the hair off somehow and it never came back. The scar is hard, callused, and ugly and the flies always go for it first so it tends to get a bit scabby no matter how often I reapply Swat. :(
I'd love for him to regrow some of the hair so the flies don't bother it as badly, but don't know if that is possible. Is there anything I can do to encourage hair regrowth? Right now I have it slathered with Desitin and wrapped with vetrap to keep the flies out of it.