Eczema - Diseases Of The Horses Skin

Horses that are working in the mud and slush from rain and snow in cold weather, and are not properly dried, are apt to have the legs about the heels and fetlocks to become rough and sore and crack open; sometimes the legs swell up and become painful.

Treatment. - Wash the parts with warm water and castile soap and dry them, then apply three times a day a wash made as follows: Sugar of lead, two ounces; sulphate of zinc, one ounce; carbolic acid, three drachms; water, one quart. Turn the animal out in a dry yard for exercise, and feed on light diet.

There is a severe itching of the skin, generally of the shoulders or of the hind quarters; numerous small blisters are formed on the skin and are broken open by the frantic rubbing of the animal, especially on going into the stable after being warmed up at work.

Treatment. - Give the horse internally a heaping tablespoonful of the following twice a day: Epsom salt, sulphur and cream of tartar, of each equal parts, mixed. Feed on oats and bran, but no corn. Turn out on grass if convenient. Bathe the affected parts twice a day with hypo-sulphite of soda, two ounces; carbolic acid, two drachms; water, one quart; mixed.

Scratches - Diseases Of The Horses Skin

Horses that are working in the mud and slush from rain and snow in cold weather, and are not properly dried, are apt to have the legs about the heels and fetlocks to become rough and sore and crack open; sometimes the legs swell up and become painful.

Treatment. - Wash the parts with warm water and castile soap and dry them, then apply three times a day a wash made as follows: Sugar of lead, two ounces; sulphate of zinc, one ounce; carbolic acid, three drachms; water, one quart. Turn the animal out in a dry yard for exercise, and feed on light diet.