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  • What is yuckiness
  • Horse hair is falling out in clumps and is white and waxy at the root

 
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    03-21-2009, 11:47 PM
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Eeek! What is this yuckiness?

I just found this on Lacey's back, right on her spine and I'm kinda worried about what it is. She's not bothered by a person touching it (I rode her before I noticed and she was totally fine) but if you touch it little clumps of hair with skin/root attached just kinda fall out. It's basically hairless skin where the hair has already come out.
     
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    03-21-2009, 11:51 PM
  #2
Weanling
That would be rain rot. Its not that big of a deal since it such a small area right now. Make sure you give her an iodine bath and put some cream on there such as the white, thick paste called Corona.

It will go away eventually... :)
     
    03-21-2009, 11:54 PM
  #3
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Yuck... What causes it? Thanks though. =)
     
    03-22-2009, 12:08 AM
  #4
Started
I rub Desitin diaper ointment into the area. Check, rub/pull out the dead bits and reapply as needed. Hmmm, I think it's a fungal thing.
     
    03-22-2009, 12:13 AM
  #5
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According to this, http://www.equusite.com/articles/hea...hRainRot.shtml , if it was rain rot it'd be scabby and lumpy-ish but the stuff Lacey has isn't. It's basically a bald patch (with healthy looking skin and a few baby hairs) that's losing the longer hair.
     
    03-22-2009, 01:00 AM
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Hmm, it does look kind of odd for rain rot. Rain rot usually has scabs, like you said. I agree that it may be some sort of fungal or skin infection. I would call the vet out to take a look.
     
    03-22-2009, 01:30 AM
  #7
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Do you think having a vet out is really necessary or would some sort of anti-fungal shampoo probably take care of it?
     
    03-22-2009, 01:36 AM
  #8
Weanling
Horses get really yucky dandruff in in the winter in areas like the back, where moisture can't get sluffed off. I think its a mix between shedding winter hair, and also a bit of a fungus maybe, but should go away as shedding continues. I've seen it many times. Once you shed the hair and the skin receives oxygen it'll go back to normal.
     
    03-22-2009, 01:38 AM
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Ok. I guess I'll just watch it and see what happens as she sheds out. Do you think it'd still be fine to ride her with this on her back?
     
    03-22-2009, 02:00 AM
  #10
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I would either put something over it before you ride, or wash your blanket after each ride, in the event that it is fungus/bacteria.
     

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