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How to stop my horse from getting Scratches

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Stop Horse Scratches Table of Contents What are Scratches? “Scratches” goes by many names, all of which refer to the same condition—pastern dermatitis. This condition affects the lower leg of the horse and is caused by repeated wet/dry/wet conditions. Especially common during the spring when pastures and paddocks are muddy, scratches can generally be diagnosed and treated in several easy steps utilizing over-the-counter products. That said, it is important to closely monitor the horse’s condition and consult your veterinarian with questions or if the condition worsens. Equine Pastern Dermatitis (EPD) Scratches, Mud Fever, Dew Poisoning, Greasy heels…these are all terms...

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