Originally Posted by Ravenmoon
Ok, so let me clarify...it seems that some apply a topical directly on the scabs without removing them and some try to remove the scabs first. In either situation, you just try to keep the leg clean. If that particular hoove gets muddy or wet, just clean and dry it before reapplying the cream. Does this sound accurate? I was really hoping not to keep my mare stall bound for a long period of time, because since she's used to be on pasture for years, she'll probably go crazy if she has be stuck in a stall for so long.
We use the nappy (Diaper) rash cream direct over a clean dry area and use it as a barrier cream so it goes on fairly thick every day. We only pick the scabs if they are lose when we are applying the cream. A scab is a natural barrier against infection so by removing it, you only risk opening it up to more infecton.
We turn her back out into the field either way.