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post #11 of 13 Old 11-14-2011, 09:05 PM
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We once an an Arabian who had white spots showing up, besides ring worm and saddle sores (didn't know where the spot was.. ) it could be something more serious.. have you asked a vet? I don't want to suggest the more serious options since I'm not a professional and rather not worry you.. but seek advice from a vet.. or a few vets.
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post #12 of 13 Old 11-15-2011, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't had the vet out yet. I just assumed it would be something that would clear up & was kind of surprised that it hasn't yet. We generally don't have the vet out unless it's a real emergency. I just didn't think this warranted a farm call. For us (please don't bash) vet visits are for yearly checkups, teeth cleaning & vaccinations or emergencies.
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Ugh. I cannot get the image to load. I am a technotard. I apologize. I really thought I figured it out after everyone's help.
It's at the highest point of her hip, just before the croup.
And don't worry about scaring me. I would rather have info & be able to do research, than just wonder or think it's nothing.
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post #13 of 13 Old 11-15-2011, 11:56 PM
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Well the white scaly stuff could be rain rot, I'm dealing with that right now and it gets very gunky especially on old scars. Ring worm was already suggested.. but I have no experience about that to offer..

Discoloration could be some sort of skin fungus so wash it regardless.. and I'd at least call your vet and talk with them about the symptoms and if they have any advice.. beats a farm call.

We once had a bay Arabian mare with white spots on her back that we thought were saddle sores but then a chiropractor claimed it was dormant herpes but I'm not too sure that's what it is.

I don't know if it's just what some bays get after while since I am in no means an expert. But whatever it is, I hope it isn't serious.

I'm kind of bummed no one else is offering their advice.. but I hope I've at least planted a few seeds in your mind that'll get you on the right track.

Good luck
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