A horse’s skin is frequently subject to attack – from rubbing, the weather or even injuries.
Basic rule: never leave its skin bare
Bald skin, apart from what it looks like, bears a number of risks
- increased skin dryness
- lichenification, which can lead to cracks in the skin, opening the door to a variety of bacterial and fungal infections depending on the horse’s living environment.
However, be careful, as recently damaged skin (wounds, etc.) sometimes needs to be able to breathe freely, without the use of any products. Ask your veterinarian for advice.
Close up on the skin: cracks and ridges
Aim: restore elasticity of horse’s skin
If equine dermatitis (with scratching) is not involved, applying a balm such as Natjely™ will help to:
- significantly nourish the skin
- and thus allow its elasticity to be restored.
Once it has regained its elasticity, the skin will gradually restart its natural repair process, and the hair will grow back
Of course, the protective balm used (in this case, Natjely) must be thick, breathable and waterproof, so that the horse’s skin can function without being subject to external attack or suffocation (as can occur with Vaseline).
And if it’s an old wound?
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The information provided does not in any circumstances replace the advice of your veterinarian. It is the fruit of over 12 years’ experience and analysis of equine skin problems.