Treatment for irritated hind end?
My mare Kodak has been a bundle of nerves since we got her. Her manure has been runny off and on since she came here three months ago. It will solidify for a while, then get soft again when she is anxious. I've got her on a probiotic and the vet has been in to see her a few times. She was wormed, but I am going to collect manure to do a fecal egg count and worm again now that we've had our first frost.
She also squirts a lot - maybe she's in heat? In any case, her hind end is just all irritated, and I can't help but think it must be painful when I ride her. All that rubbing... I wash her down as often as I need to, but I'm wondering if any of you can recommend something I can smear on her bum to help with the irritation. She's not rubbing her tail or anything, but the skin is flaking in places between her "cheeks". I'm not talking about putting something on her anus, just between her legs where the stool runs down. Would you put on vaseline or diaper cream? Or would a powder be better? Or is it best to leave it clean to air out? It's getting pretty cold here, so nothing that would freeze up too easily.