My horse develops scratches every spring and fall. My vet recommended scrubbing it and then applying an ointment. However, my horse HATES it when I try to get the scabs off (in fact when I touch them at all), and it does not matter what I try to do to make it less painful. I have also tried various other products recommended online and from friends that do not seem to work. I recently found a product called Banixx, you simply spray it on 1-2 times a day and do not rinse or pick off scabs and it is the only thing that I have found that works for my horse. Since application is so easy, even on the days I am not able to come out my barn is willing to apply it. The only down side is the bottle is slightly expensive and you go through it pretty quickly, but the fact that my horse is not experiencing pain from picking or scrubbing is well worth it!