Originally Posted by Vidaloco
Shiloh has been having the same problem. I tried tons of different salves and goops too didnt help. The only thing that I have found to help relieve her itching is regular baths with Alodine shampoo that I leave on for about 5 min. Before rinsing off. Diligent use of fly spray on her legs and belly in particular, and MTG rubbed into the effected area once a week. She isn't completely clear but it seems to have stopped her from itching so severly. I think its some sort of allergy since none of the other horses are affected.
The Vet thought it might be a grass allergy so I have mowed my pasture too. She's back on antihystamins and is getting better so maybe its a combination of things.
If its like Shilohs its only on the legs chest belly neck and a little on the jaws. She is clear from about the ribcage up. Nothing on her back upper neck hip or rump. I think that's why the grass allergy was diagnosed.
You hit it on the head, it has never touched more than his crest, his belly, under his jaw a little, and just this year his chest and ears. He was branded when we bought him and it affects his brands too. Would it change things if I told you he is on no grass? Their pasture has no grass, its all woods, we feed square bales that we do ourselves. I mean obviously there is probably some grass material somewhere, but it's a minimum.
So keeping him on the TriHist is probably a good idea. This is really helpful, thank you! I will probably have the vet out again soon.