Monday, August 17, 2009

Scratches blarg...

So every day I have been treating Brego's hind legs with my mix of listerine, baby oil and conditioner. The scurf if gradually working it's way off, the skin underneath is mostly pale pink but he lost a lot of the short hair on his legs. Not to the point of baldness, but just so you can see pink skin through the hair that is left. He is not at all itchy or anything, which is a good thing but still the scratches incident has freaked me out. lol.

I need to give those legs a good scrubbing and drying (Hm, I wonder how he would react to the hair drier.........) but it is supposed to rain AGAIN today after raining all day yesterday. You are NOT helping WEATHER!!!

The good thing, though, is that I forgot I had some Malaseb shampoo here from back when I had Mylo and he had yeast infections on his feet (secondary infections to his allergy issue). So if it stops raining long enough *sigh* I will give him a good scrub with it and once he is dry retreat with my magic scratches mix. Then probably next week or so I will start applying Desitin until the hair start coming back in the thin spots.

I'll just be glad when the scurf is all gone from the hair. UGH. That drives me nuts.

No more rides over the weekend, too much stuff going on and I was not able to put the new dividing fence up in the barn lot to give me a safe tree free area to ride. I'm itching to get back into the saddle but clearing up those hind feet and getting that fence up is priority right now.


  1. I'm with you on the rain... I'm surprised my girls aren't thrushy but I'm super picky about feet..

  2. Yeah, I am kinda obsessive about feet, too. I've been keeping those puppies all cleared out at every meal time. Sparrow started to get a bit yucky when I was on restrictions but I got him cleared up pretty quick. That is part of why brego's scratches surprised me, they came on SOOO sudden. I handle those feet every single day. It was like scabs popped up over night!

  3. I'm lucky that Rosie does not have heavy feather but she sure does have a whole heck of a lot of forelock, mane and tail. We had to thin her tail a bit as it was literally dread locked.