Hey all! Total newbie to the site but also total newbie to everything to do with horses so please bear with me
At the end of 2011 I was 'given' a retired racehorse who up until that point wasn't cared for very well. Since then I've spent a lot of time trying to learn as much as I can and build up a good relationship which at this stage I definitely have. I absolutely adore him however, I am completely new to horse care and everyone keeps giving me different advice and it is becoming very frustrating.
I had my horse in a coat for the winter (he is outside) and when spring came and I removed his coat I noticed hundreds of little white eggs and some lice so I got my hands on a treatment of which he has had his first dose, his next one is next week.
Now what I need advice on is this. I thought he had a few bald patches from the lice but as I looked closer today they were unusually circular in shape which made me think he may have ringworm. I have included a photo, does this look typically like anything any of you have experienced yourselves? I have been brushing him but still notice a few eggs yet nothing is live. As I said, I am doing my absolute best and I love this horse dearly I just have never had one and of course any advice you can offer would be of great help to me! It frustrates me that he might be suffering, obviously I will be calling a vet but as I live far away from the horse and work full time I just need to try arrange a time that will work for the vet too. Any advice you can give me would be really appreciated!