Join Date: May 2008
Location: Jersey girl in Northern California
Willy recently moved to a new barn. I noticed yesterday that he had a rough patch on his rump, right at the base of his tail. At a closer look I realized there were two bald patches- I hadn't noticed it before. I also have noticed a small bald patch on his neck (about an inch in diameter). I decided to give him a bath and apply some Cowboy Magic anti-fungal solution just in case. While I was bathing him, I noticed a thick strip (about 1 inch across, 6 inches long) of crustiness near his sheath that ran down his belly. I scrubbed it and got rid of it; it looked like just a bunch of dirt, however I'm paranoid it's bug dirt, or eggs, etc. The bald patches are not scabby, they are smooth and black... I thought maybe a turnout mate bit him on the butt or something, however the fact that the patches are smooth and black cause me to think differently....