When you are riding, you can put petroleum jelly on the coronet area of the horse’s legs to prevent the chiggers from climbing and biting. After they have bitten, there is very little well-known treatment available, other than treating the itch. Contact your veterinarian to see if other appropriate bite remedies are available.
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