Scabby Sore on Vixen - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 01-19-2013, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: lexington
Posts: 7
• Horses: 1
Scabby Sore on Vixen

Vixen is a 9 month old Tennessee Walk. Before I got her, she was never worked with, never handled, never even came within 10 feet of a human. When we weaned her, she has changed completely. She's my baby, and trusts me. Well, last week i finally got her halter trained, and this week i was introducing her to brushing. I used the curry comb and i noticed this patch of scabby skin on her. The scabs come off with ease, and the skin itself is soft (i know probably not suppose to touch it). I go out there every day to brush her, but i steer clear of the scab. I do push the hair back to look at it. It doesnt seem to bother her. She has no hair in this area. what could it be. I gave the brushes a bleach bath after i used them the first time and ran over the scabby sore area.
haleigh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 01-19-2013, 01:27 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 4,378
• Horses: 2
Where is the patch of skin located? Do you have any photos of the area?
themacpack is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 01-19-2013, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: lexington
Posts: 7
• Horses: 1
haleigh is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 01-21-2013, 01:09 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Corpus Christi, TX, USA
Posts: 166
• Horses: 0
Is she out with any other horses?
Posted via Mobile Device
Schulzs89 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 01-21-2013, 01:17 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,377
• Horses: 0
My immediate thought was an infection of some sort. It looks quite similar to one that one of my mares had in her girth area. I took her into the vet clinic and they took a biospy from the area. It showed nothing particular other than some nondescript bacteria. I treated it with a topical antibiotic and it went away. However, it may well be something with a little more punch such as a fungus infection. If it doesn't look like it's clearing up on its own, you probably want to have a chat and/or visit with your vet. Good luck.
Chevaux is offline  
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
Scabby back? Lexiie Other Pets 8 09-16-2012 08:33 PM
Scabby nose Cacowgirl Horse Health 4 06-05-2012 04:02 PM
scabby nose Roma Horse Health 9 10-19-2010 03:08 PM
Sore scabby mane!! :( SarahRicoh Horse Health 0 07-23-2010 03:22 PM
Scabby tail? TheRoughrider21 Horse Grooming 0 07-15-2010 09:30 PM

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