I have a draft mare who's got a seriously itchy belly, it was all raw and scabbed, she'd lay down and rub her belly on sticks and rocks to itch it.
I've done alot to fix it and tonight it just seems awful for her again!
What I've done:
I've completely changed her diet, eliminated excessive protein, she's now on just a ration balancer and Hay and her supplements.
I've been giving her Smart Omega 3 Ultra, for about 2 weeks now
I scrubbed her belly the first day with an antibiotic/antimicrobial scrub
Then with cool water every day after that
After washing her, I lathered on Neosporin, Prep H, and Desitin. Neosporin to keep it clean, Prep H to help the itch, Desitin for the zinc and to keep more bugs off. I used that twice a day for a week, then just Desitin for the next week.
I soak her multiple times a day in Repel X concentration, diluted according to instructions, but with the addition of Apple Cider Vinegar. I tried feeding her ACV but she wouldn't eat it, or drink it in her water. I think it's too late in the season for any of the edible Bug-off things to be worth adding.
Tonight I'm out of desitin, so I lathered her belly in Furazone, but she still seems miserable, pacing in her stall and kicking her belly. I know it's not colic, she was out most of the day today and must have got more eatten than usual, IDK why.
Anyone have ANY ideas what else I can do for my poor pony? She's so miserable she couldn't stop pawing at her belly while I was grooming her, nearly falling over with joy when I scratched it for her.