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Symptoms of Rug Sores
The symptoms of rug sores are patchy hair and exposed cracked skin.
Treatment of rug sores usually consists of cleaning them daily in warm water using an antiseptic wash like Hibiscrub or sea salt. The rug sores should be covered with sterile dressings. It is recommended to spray a fly repellent around the rug sore areas to prevent flies laying eggs in the wound area. Fresh air also helps to heal the skin and dry up the rug sores.
When your horse is rugged up, be vigilant with grooming to ensure no build-up of dead hair and skin in the fleece of the rug.