Originally Posted by tinyliny
With rain rot, does one need to pick of the scabs?
It's best if you can. The air helps kill the bacteria.
We had a horse come in with BAD rain rot. Scabs the size of quarters and ***** underneath, all over his back, hips, rump, sides, etc. He was pretty much covered head to foot. The best treatment I found for him was a 50/50 mix of yellow listerine (off brand) and water. I put it in a spray bottle and sprayed it right on the scabs. I would wait a bit for them to soften, then pick them off and spray again.