Feathers and Scratches
Alright horsey people, I have a Shire mare that I can't seem to keep her from getting scratches on her white legs. Her black, no problem. (feather fanatics, advert your eyes here) I have clipped the underneath side of her pasterns and have a great product to treat the scratches when it appears, but it keeps coming back, in different spots. She gets about 10-12 carrots a day, so I was thinking she was getting enough vitamin A. According to the internet each medium carrot has approx 10,000 ius. Nutrena's website states that a moderately active horse needs about 22,000 ius. Being as she is much bigger than an average horse, pretty active and she LOVES them, she got quite a few each day.
I don't bathe her legs all that often, but will hand towel dry if I do.
I don't have a fridge in my barn, nor do I have room in my fridge at the house for a 25 pound bag of carrots, so as we head into summer the carrots are going to be limited. Any suggestions on supplements?
Other than the scratches, her summer coat is coming in beautifully! Getting beautiful dapples on her bay coat.