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    11-01-2013, 01:07 AM
Thanks for the replies LynR99 and FoxHunter! Its cold here now so not much a problem but i'll keep those suggestions in mind come spring!
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    11-02-2013, 04:03 PM
I used to have my own grooming salon, and although I'm not sure if horses can get ear mites or not, they do have a very strong odor, and there will be a lot of brown, stinky, gunky stuff in the ears. They can't be seen to the naked eye. I never had much luck with commercial remedies. I do know campho phenique works, and also ivermectin, although I wouldn't know the dosage for horses. I would clean the ears first with alcohol on a cotton ball, I love the green alcohol, and find it very soothing, and also put some ivermectin around the ears and where you see the bleeding. If there is no strong odor, it is not ear mites.
    11-02-2013, 04:13 PM
There are probably a ton of remedies and just as many recommendations, but until you know what it is it might be difficult to treat. Can you call or text your vet to give them the low-down and ask for their advice?

Scabby/bleeding can lead to rubbing and more scabs. Ears (as mentioned before) can be very sensitive to some horses... I had heard the previous owner & trainer of our horse had used an ear twitch, so it took me a long time to get Chuck past his rx to my even being near his ears.

Good luck and keep us posted.

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