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post #1 of 12 Old 02-19-2011, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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bald spot on rump??

A couple days ago I noticed that my horse had a bald spot on the side of his rump. Its smooth and black and looks like he may have skinned himself again on the stall door or fence. (He skinned a part of his neck when he first arrived here) except its black, and his neck was pink.
At first I wasn't TOO worried, but now I'm kind of having second thoughts, its not getting worse, but I'm hoping it isn't anything absolutely terrible. I'll take a picture of it later when I feed him his dinner.
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post #2 of 12 Old 02-19-2011, 05:23 PM
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Could he have gotten a kick/bite from another horse? I randomly find bald spots on my boy from him playing with his boyfriend in pasture.
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post #3 of 12 Old 02-19-2011, 05:32 PM
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Could it be that your horse's skin is darker in that specific spot? My gelding had a big bald patch on his rump that looked rather raw for a while. But if your horse is a darker colored fur then there is the possibility that the skin there is darker, and maybe lighter fur on the neck could be lighter skin? My horse has multi-colored skin where he has white versus brown.

I'll post a picture of him. You can see the spot on his butt. It sort of mixes in with the larger spots, but it's a brighter red/pink color.
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post #4 of 12 Old 02-19-2011, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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He's not turned out with other horses and is not within reach of any, the closest horse is 5 stalls down in a walk-out.

He is a bay horse and is bald near his rump, he's not a multi-colored horse :) I went out not too long ago (forgot camera) an it has gotten a little bigger. I was told its possible it could be mange, and to rub some oil on the bald spot (already done) and around it as apparently it will help kill it if it is. His fur is almost peeling off in that spot. I looked him over and I don't see it doing that anywhere else.
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post #5 of 12 Old 02-19-2011, 06:48 PM
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Rain rot?
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post #6 of 12 Old 02-19-2011, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Rain rot?
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He does have a little rain rot from when I got him but nothing major and not in that area...its mainly on his back near his withers, its not peeling off but its hard and stiff.
I have been brushing him every 2nd day, he hasn't been brushed in awhile...maybe that's what made it start peeling??
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post #7 of 12 Old 02-19-2011, 07:14 PM
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Lola lost a patch of hair a few months ago. I have no idea why! She was probably bitten. Anyways the hair grew back black and it is still black. She is bay too
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post #8 of 12 Old 02-19-2011, 07:20 PM
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my bay mare has a slight case of rain rot on her rump and then I was picking the scabs I pulled off a scab with a small clump of hair, it sounds like it could be rain rot, i've been treating Bella by spraying betadine on the area, where the hair pulled out the skin was also pink with a bit of black around it, if I go out tomorrow i'll try to get a picture
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post #9 of 12 Old 02-20-2011, 12:49 PM
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Could it be ringworm?

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post #10 of 12 Old 02-22-2011, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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first pic is how it looks now, there is some hair already sprouting out, the second one is how it looked when I first saw it, kind of looked like he skinned himself on something but at the same time, it didn't look right.
Am I wrong to believe its rain scald? As he does have some scald on his back still.
The owner of the stable and myself peeled off some of what was just barely there. I haven't notice it start to peel anymore...I do check it everytime I go out to feed him and random checks, it hasn't gotten worse...
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