Originally Posted by Left Hand Percherons
Clip the hair around the sores. Slather them with Desitin (diaper rash cream), wrap them if possible for 24-48 hours. The scabs should easily peel off. If they're bad, you might need to rinse and repeat. You should be done with them. Get him on a good Vit A supplement to prevent any reoccurance.
Desitin is designed to create a barrier. The scratches need to dry to go away.
We have a boarder who has been using Desitin. Her horses STILL have scratches. (the turn outs are dry) Any horse treated with the cream from the vet, the issue was gone in 1-2 days.