Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: middle of nowhere
My gelding gets that when flies are bad. It's from flies biting in the same spots and the horse itching it with his head/teeth. It goes away once the bugs go, but unfortunately they are so bad this year, he's got it all over all four legs in spite of fly boots--- the little gnats go right through them or the flies get down inside. The sides and front of his forelegs, and the fronts of his hind legs get it every year. If it would stop raining and dry out, it would go away faster.
I spray it with a chlorhexidine solution and then apply desitin to any raw spots. It's more a 'sooth and stop the irritation' until the fly season is over for this horse, who reacts more to bugs than any horse I've ever had.