Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sevierville, TN
I think a skin scraping is an excellent idea. Have you tried clipping the affected areas and applying some topical ointment like cortisone? Id also put a slinky or something over the horses body to keep away any allergens. Wash it in the mildest soap you can because you may have a very sensitive horse.
Also, for a horse on hay only, I always boost the Vit A in the winter time in some way. People will argue about supplementing this on top of a RB or what have you, but Im telling you, it makes a difference. I can tell my horses coats actually FEEL different when I supplement it vs when I don't. Softer, finer and certainly more healthy. Minimal to no scurf. For a horse with skin issues, If be feeding whole ground flax all the time and supplementing A during the hay months. I give 5 cc of A orally over feed once a month to boost them up or put them on MAre plus or I have evern found out that Clovite conditioner is just Vit A D and Bs basically so it would work also.
Married to my One! 10-11-13 Steampunk style:)