Last spring after record amounts of rain in the Pacific Northwest our little mini donkey “Rocket Man” came up with a huge open sore on his little donkey boy face. “Our equine are talked to and touched visually checked at least once a day” the big sore on his face came on fast within twelve hours. It was a huge sore and left me perplexed but luckily the home remedy was an easy fix just took some doctoring for about a week and then his donkey fur started growing again. Please make sure to check your horse, donkey or mule at least once a day to keep them in optimum health.
Donkeys seem to have more of a problem with this I think due to their ability to grow enough fur to live in Alaska during the winter
I have seen these open sores on the bottom of a friends horses hocks from standing in the mud and rain I suggest trying not to pick off the scabs and keep as clean and sterile as possible. My horse Miss Lily happens to spend most of her time in the barn during the rain as well she does not like the rain. All equine need to have the opportunity to get out of the weather and seek shelter from rain, snow, wind and relentless sunshine something we don’t get much in the Pacific Northwest, Washington.
What Can I Do To Treat Rain Rot/Scald for my horse, donkey or mule?
Shave the sore spot to see what is happening under the open sores
Use Cotton balls drenched in Betadine scrub dab and clean the sore spot
Top off the clean sores with cortisone cream to help stop the itching
If the open sores do not heal consult your vet as your sweet horse, donkey or mule may need an antibiotic .
Please remember it is most important to check your equine morning and night from head to toe looking for outchies, and making sure they are walking good and feeling good.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!