So a couple of weeks ago I posted about our foal being itchy. The itching has gotten so bad that she has rubbed nearly all of the hair off of her head and neck and some off of her rump as well. I am calling the vet on Monday to come out and have her skin tested.
Some have suggested sweet itch but don't really live in a place where they would flourish. So I thought...we use pine bedding. I used hay for the first few weeks of her life. As soon as I made the switch she started rubbing and itching so my best guess is the shavings. I know a lot of horses are allergic to pine and cedar.
So I have read that straw, and peet moss can be good alternatives. We have concrete floors with stall mats. Any other suggestions?
Also can anyone recommend something I can put on her to help with the itch?
Poor baby stood for about 30-45 min scratching herself on the round bale holder.