Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: secret mountain valley
The absolute most important thing for treating scratches is to let it dry out. So go unwrap it! You want to wash and completely dry the area at least once a day and if possible keep her somewhere that she isn't going to get it moist and wet again. If you can put her on a dry pasture or in a stall then you can apply some sort of cream after letting it dry out overnight. Wash her legs at night, dry them and put cream on in the morning.
At the clinic I used to work at they made a "scratches mix" to put on horses that everyone in the valley claimed worked miracles. I will share the recipe with you, but you must promise not to tell anyone (just kidding, I realize this is the internet!)
one jar of furazone, one tube of miconazole (yeast infection cream that you get at the drug store) and a drop or two of tattoo ink for sun protection. I think if you're using the zinc oxide you can skip the ink and just mix it in with the furazone and miconazole. But #1 priority is letting it dry out thoroughly.