Hair turning white, scaly stuff...what is this? - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 11-14-2011, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 132
• Horses: 2
Hair turning white, scaly stuff...what is this?

Hi
Can anyone look at these photos & tell me what is going on with my mare? This showed up a couple of months ago as a scabby place about the size of a penny when I first noticed it. My horses are always outside (never stabled) and so I figured she just bumped it or scraped it. Then after a few days I picked the scab off & the hair around it turned white. The white area is larger now, and there's a little residual scaly stuff, but no real lesion or anything. It's dry, not weepy and never was weepy or wet that I ever saw. It doesn't seem to bother her & none of the other horses have anything like it. It's right on the top of her hip.


This is my first time trying to add pictures from Photobucket, so if they don't come through, can someone help me??
brandilion is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 11-14-2011, 12:39 PM
Teen Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Posts: 7,157
• Horses: 2
The pictures aren't showing up.

Everyone in your life is meant to
be in your journey, but not all of
them are meant to stay till the end.
Endiku is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 11-14-2011, 12:41 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 16,678
• Horses: 1
To add pictures, copy the DIRECT URL from the image.. go back to the forum, click the little picture icon, paste the URL there.. then click okay
Skyseternalangel is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 11-14-2011, 12:46 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,956
• Horses: 0
sounds like it could be ringworm.....but will wait to see pictures
paintedpastures is online now  
post #5 of 13 Old 11-14-2011, 01:03 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,132
• Horses: 0
Got the pics for you.




NdAppy is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 11-14-2011, 01:49 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 16,678
• Horses: 1
It could be a saddle sore but I'm going to sub this thread and wait for other replies.
Skyseternalangel is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 11-14-2011, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 132
• Horses: 2
I don't think it's a saddle sore, because not even my saddle pad goes far enough back to hit this spot.
brandilion is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 11-14-2011, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 132
• Horses: 2
Aw, and dang it! I meant to post this in Horse Health, not Grooming. Sorry!
Thanks, Appy for getting the pictures for me. I really thought I did just what Skys said.
brandilion is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 11-14-2011, 04:11 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,132
• Horses: 0
I think you Cut and pasted the part from the web address bar at the top. In photobucket on the right hand side (when viewing the picture) there are four options. Email/IM, Direct link, HTML and IMG. Click on the IMG spot and it should flash "Copied." You can then right click and paste it over here.
NdAppy is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 11-14-2011, 09:01 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,956
• Horses: 0
That is weird with the hair turning white like that.Hair turning white there is usually some permanent damage to skin & under lying tissue,that has caused that color change.Most skin conditions don't cause de-pigmentation of hair like that
paintedpastures is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Growing back white hair JerseyCowboy Horse Health 2 09-26-2011 04:30 PM
Stupid white stuff!!! Hoofprints in the Sand General Off Topic Discussion 57 05-14-2011 06:46 PM
White flaky stuff in ears? TheRoughrider21 Horse Health 1 03-28-2011 08:51 AM
Turning a brown horse white? drafts4ever Horse Grooming 20 03-18-2010 07:18 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome