Originally Posted by mistysms
How do you get rid of scratches? I have been dealing with scratches for awhile now and can't get rid of them. Its on all 4 of my horses legs. I'm going to get my vet back out to look at them soon, but tell then I was just wondering what other people have done to help clear scratches up.
If what you have is simply scratches tea tree oil will clear it up. It's what I've always used and it's always worked great. The very few times I've had to deal with scratches I caught it early and it was gone in two days.. I've seen it take a few more days of tea tree oil with bigger cases on someone elses horse. It's been a while since I've seen a case of scratches, but I still check when I do their feet.
Make sure that a case of scratches is what you're dealing with. It's good that you're having the vet out. There's a more serious condition known as chonic progressive lymphedema (CPL) that is sometimes seen with draft breeds, but I'm not sure about non drafts. It can sometimes look like scratches in the beginning.
Hopefully you're just dealing with scratches. chronic progressive lymphedema