Rain Rot - what would you do?
My horse lives outside and gets rain rot everytime is rains for more then 1-2 days in a row. This week it has rained for 4 days straight and his back is covered in rain rot. I always treat it with a betadine bath and vetericyn spray - gets rid of it in 1 or 2 treatments (I never let it get out of control).
My questions is this weekend it is supposed to rain again (tomorrow), I think it is going to be cool enough to put on a t/o sheet to protect his back from the healing rain rot, but he might get a little hot durning the day. Would you put the sheet on knowing he is going to be a little hot or would you just let him get rained on again and treat the rain rot on Monday? It is getting harder to treat the rain rot because of the cooler weather a bathing him without hot water - annoying to heat up water and wash out of a bucket (but I will do what I have to to keep him comfy).