Bad Case of Scratches During Hottest+Driest Summer?
My tough old gelding has never had scratches before, even living outside in the wettest months on a mud lot. So I am baffled as to why he has a bad case now, during the hottest and driest summer on record? Its covering his left hind leg, from coronet to above the hock.
It itching him badly, to the point where he swings his butt around and pins me against the wall till I scratch his leg for him.
I haven't done anything in terms of treatment becuz I would feel terrible to scrub off his scabs...... and I'm hoping it will go away.