Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
So sorry you have to deal withthis sort of thing so soon after getting your first horse! What a total bummer.
I truely think if you need to contact a vet ASAP, if you have not already. I have never seen a reaction quite like that with the weepy looking scabs. I would not assume it is a fly-bite reaction - it could be a reaction to anything, or it could even be auto-immune related. Was this horse vaccinated recently? Blood work and oral medication may be necessary, depending on what the vet says. At least a vet can tell you WHY this happened and not just treat the symptoms so you can avoid this ever happening again.
Oh, I just wanted to add that youmay want to use caution wrapping your horses legs that way - it looks sorta tight and I don't see any room for the cap of the hock or nack of the knee to move freely.
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork