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post #1 of 7 Old 06-07-2008, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Black dots

Little black dots come out of Mooper's legs (back legs mainly) when you curry comb the front and back of her legs...

What are they?

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-07-2008, 08:39 PM
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Bugs? Brush some onto some white paper and do some investigating. If they squish red, they're definitely bugs. Anyway, it's a lot easier to tell what it is, (bugs, dirt, etc.) once you have some on white paper.

How big are they?
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-07-2008, 08:52 PM
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Could it be bugs? Or it could just be some dirt that was in her fur for awhile.

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post #4 of 7 Old 06-07-2008, 10:26 PM
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her nose is maybe dandruff?

I'm thinking dandruff though hehe
does it seem to hurt her though?
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post #5 of 7 Old 06-07-2008, 10:28 PM
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Got a picture or a video?

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post #6 of 7 Old 06-08-2008, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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It isn't bugs I just thought it was kindof greasy

If i remember (and if she has it) on tuesday i will take a picture :)

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post #7 of 7 Old 06-09-2008, 08:14 PM
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Would you be able to post a picture of them? I know here sometimes you will find (usually only with horses kept in large pastures with tall grass) bott eggs which are yellow dots on horse's legs. I would assume those are similar, eggs of a bug that is in the pasture.

I would try to look up what they are but generally speaking would not be concerned.

When I had my horses on my property I found they were really difficult to remove.
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