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The BEST Treatment for Scratches 

The other day the vet gave me a way to treat and get rid of my horse’s treatment- resistant, stubborn, and seemingly  IMPOSSIBLE to get rid of scratches or Pastern Dermatitis. 

She suggested mixing Betadine and Vaseline and applying it to the infected area, then wrapping it with Seren wrap and a standing wrap. Leave it on for 12 hours, remove, clean, and redo if necessary for up to 3 days. 

Well, it worked! The scabs just fell off! No more trying to pick off the scabs resulting in the discomfort of my horse or struggling to get him to let me pick at him! 

I have been fighting my horse’s scratches for about 15 years- antibiotics, ointments, MTG, baby oil to soften them, Zinc Oxide, wraps, immune boosters, etc- and nothing has worked until now!