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    12-02-2011, 12:48 PM
  #21
Trained
It will depend on how large the clipped area is. I have LOUSY self discipline and always end up clipping the whole horse because the balded patches look 'funny'. So I end up having to blanket. If you can live with the horse looking patchy and it doesn't remove most of his hair all over, he'll probably be fine without. If you end up clipping a bunch over his spine, I'd probably blanket him until the hair grows back a little.
     
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    12-02-2011, 02:28 PM
  #22
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by csimkunas6    
Eqyss Medicated Shampoo, that says it gets rid of rain rot. So maybe I just need to scrub that onto him every few days?
Keep up with the treatment! As often as recommended.

Your vet may recommend antibiotics or a steroid to help kick this out of his system too.
     
    12-02-2011, 02:57 PM
  #23
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
It will depend on how large the clipped area is. I have LOUSY self discipline and always end up clipping the whole horse because the balded patches look 'funny'. So I end up having to blanket. If you can live with the horse looking patchy and it doesn't remove most of his hair all over, he'll probably be fine without. If you end up clipping a bunch over his spine, I'd probably blanket him until the hair grows back a little.
Its starting to creep up his spine, but not as bad as it is all over his hindquarters!!! I did it again today since I wont be able to go out there until probably Sunday, or even Monday, and its pretty bad on his hindquarters. Looks like a bunch of white eggs....but they are def scabs!!!

Thanks

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Originally Posted by mls    
Keep up with the treatment! As often as recommended.

Your vet may recommend antibiotics or a steroid to help kick this out of his system too.

That's the plan for now. How long does it usually take to clear up? Is this something that will most likely be a yearly thing? Or is it just random, and I got lucky with it this year?

Was thinking about giving the vet a call today, I just feel bad for the poor guy! Thanks!
     
    12-02-2011, 09:29 PM
  #24
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It can become a yearly thing if you aren't careful, or if it's spread from horse to horse. That's why we try to make a point to have seperate brushes for every horse, and cleaning them once every two or three weeks. If you were to clip him down if he sweats a lot, before it becomes an issue, and keep him as dry as possible though; he hopefully won't get it again.
     
    12-02-2011, 10:09 PM
  #25
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Endiku    
It can become a yearly thing if you aren't careful, or if it's spread from horse to horse. That's why we try to make a point to have seperate brushes for every horse, and cleaning them once every two or three weeks. If you were to clip him down if he sweats a lot, before it becomes an issue, and keep him as dry as possible though; he hopefully won't get it again.
Thats what I was thinking. Well now that he has it, hopefully next year I can bite it in the butt before it happens! Thanks
     
    12-04-2011, 09:10 PM
  #26
Green Broke
Clippers have been bought! Thanks to all the suggestions on here.

Poor boy is going to look somewhat silly for a little while, but Id rather speed up the process of getting rid of this stuff than continuing to fight it the way I am. Got quite a few more scabs off today though....it just seems to never ending at this point. Will try to get some pics next time I am out.

Thanks again!
     
    12-05-2011, 04:34 AM
  #27
Green Broke
Also, check into zinc and copper supplements for his food. Many times horses low in those will have continued issues with rain rott
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