Yup, they've got it.
After we got home from the Las Vegas trip Cartman had a slight case of scratches on his hind pasterns. He had been out in the back field with Dazzby, Girlie, and Draol for six days. It is very wet here in Western Washington, but he has, what we call, the the largest run-in shed in Cowlitz County (a 60 x 100 arena) to get out of the weather under. Apparently he spent the whole time out in the wet grass and muddy spots.
I treated him with Eqyss Microtec spray for about a week and it appeared to be gone. Then, two days ago Dazzby comes down with it! Ugh. These horses come in every night, and have their feet sprayed off religiously.
We have a ride in three weeks!
Today everyone got all four feet throroughly scrubbed with Chlorhexadine shampoo. Hopefully that will do the trick and we can get back to business.
Anyone tried the Q-shot stuff for scratches? I'm thinking of getting some for future use.