THIS IS CHARLIE AT TMR RESCUE IN TEXAS. HE WAS FOUND IN A PUDDLE OF WATER AFTER BEING BORN, AND REJECTED BY HIS EMACIATED MOTHER. HE'S HAD A ROUGH TIME, WAS A PREEMIE AND ALL THAT ENTAILS, AND HAS HAD TO WEAR CASTS ON HIS KNEES TO HELP THEM STRENGTHEN. HIS MOM, DAD AND 2 OTHER JENNIES HAVE SINCE JOINED HIM AT THIS RESCUE, ALTHOUGH HE IS STILL LIVING IN THE OFFICE AND RIDING AROUND IN THE GOLF CART.....!!
Scratches..........!!!! They did a scraping, actually more like a gouging out with a scapel, which Gus really didn't appreciate. He is such a mellow, laid back fellow, but he did protest after about the 3rd "gouge". No mites or other critters showed up, which is good.
The vets said rather than start out with all the fancy stuff, to try Listerine first and see if it helps. We actually seem to be on the downward side of the problem, I've managed to keep everyone dry and hair is growing back recently. So I'm actually continuing with the Underwood Horse Medicine on most of them, & trying Listerine in a couple of areas.
Dr. Megan said she thinks Jack the mule's little circles are some type of bug bite, we just don't know what kind. We haven't had a problem with mosquitoes yet, don't have chiggers, not ticks, so I don't know what it might be. I'm still slathering his spots with thuja zinc oxide. The bright pink goes well with his black hair and he really stands still and lets me massage it in. At first I had a hard time catching him in a little pen, just to put a halter on him. Me thinks, he likes massages and animal crackers.