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Category: General Horse Questions
It sounds to me like they might be fly bites. My Irish Cob used to get alot of them (he must have tasted yummy or something!). I found that rubbing in a little bit of Aloe Vera gel on helped them to go down and he didn't used to try scratch them so much then either. You can buy the gel from a chemists or a health foods shop.