ARGH! Rainrot is frustrating the mess out of me! I have read all I can about it online and searching through the forums but I have yet to get rid of Drifter's! It's almost like it's starting to spread
He has it on his face, and on his back legs and on his rump. I tried the special Mane N' Tail shampoo, I put on MTG. I got rid of the scaps and washed the areas in iodine. Did the same thing with betadine. I recently was pointed in the direction of a mixture, half non scented baby shampoo and half nolvasan mixture diluted with water. I lathered him up really good in that, let it sit for 10 minutes and then rinsed. I've done that about once a week for the last 3 weeks. I am keeping all tack/brushes/blankets etc sterilized with bleach water after every use.
I have recently been told to use apple cider vinegar, so I guess that is my next step. Also, it is raining down here CONSTANTLY. And if its not raining its 100* with 90 % humidity so he is constantly sweating/moist. And I know int he battle against rain rot the horse is supposed to stay dry. Should I stall him? I know sun light is supposed to be good for him...but if he is not staying dry anyways outside? I'm just confused.
Any tips/advice would be REALLY appreciated. I am ready for Drifter to have hair back. I recently tracked down his breeder using his brand and she was SO HAPPY that I had found him. He had been her dad's horse, before he died :/. I am taking Drifter to a show in order to get used to the atmosphere this saturday and she said she would be there and I told her she was more than welcome to visit him. So I really need to get the hair growing again on him ya'll! Haha
Also, what can I do about under his mane? It is long and THICK and I am afraid he will be developing rain rot there. Should I band it?