Wednesday, March 19, 2014

How to Treat Scratches - Full Article

Relieve scratches, a horse skin problem, with gentle cleansing, thorough drying and lots of greasy ointment.

By the Editors of EQUUS magazine

A common horse skin condition, scratches is fairly easy to identify. It appears as cracked, inflamed skin and crusted scabs on a horse's pastern. It occurs when natural skin oils are lost to harsh environmental factors: mud; cold, windy weather; low humidity; frequent bathing. Scratches is painful and subject to bacterial infection. The majority of cases respond to the treatment outlined here...

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