I think I’ve read every thread on this issue and have had my share of personal experience also. I have no way to keep him in a dry environment as he is on pasture 24/7 with tall grass, so I just need to figure the best way to manage the scratches each fall when they set in.
Here’s my question…to soak off the scabs first or not? That is the part that hurts him, and I read on a vet site that removing the scabs can actually cause more cracks in the skin to form. I usually wash with a fungicide shampoo or chlorhexidine and then follow up with Desitin and a triple antibiotic. But the scabs re-form each day it seems and I hate to keep soaking them off because even spraying to rinse the area after the scabs gently come off hurts him so badly. I kind of just want to apply the stuff on top of the scabs to avoid the painful part.
What do you guys do? I did buy some Equiderma skin lotion to try today!