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Scabby Sore on Vixen

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        01-19-2013, 02:13 PM
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    Foal
    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.
         
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        01-19-2013, 02:27 PM
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    Green Broke
    Where is the patch of skin located? Do you have any photos of the area?
         
        01-19-2013, 02:31 PM
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    Foal
    It's on her back. vixensore | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
         
        01-21-2013, 02:09 PM
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    Foal
    Is she out with any other horses?
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        01-21-2013, 02:17 PM
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    Green Broke
    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.
         

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