Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
• Horses: 0
Update - sore is doing much better! I still have not taken a pic, but I will try to get one. I kept it wrapped for a few days, but the tape started causing his skin to breakdown, so I tried just using the Maxi pads under one of those mesh summer slinky hoods that Robinhoods makes (I highly recommend these BTW). That did not work for long becuase if he rubbed it the pads shifted. Sooo, I started cleaning it twice a day and spraying it with "silver spray" (not sure what the real name of this is, we call it silver spray because it is silver colored but I think it actually has aluminum in it). I then put SWAT around the outside to keep flies away. This has worked GREAT! My vet was out yesterday floating teeth and said it looked great and keep up the good work.
We did keep an antibiotic cream on it for the first week or so, but it never really was infected. The spray is working great now. I did pull a scab off and stuck to the back of it was a couple of the dead larvae - gross but kinda cool. We are still doing the ivermectin every 10 days to make sure they stay dead! Thanks everyone for the advice!