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post #1 of 15 Old 10-10-2009, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Flakey cut like things

Well like a week ago I noticed a scrath on my horses face. Its not small but its not HUGE. Anyway, I looked around for stuff he could have cut him self on. Didnt see anything. Like two days later he had the same size scraps on his by his butt. Anyway he had a whole bunch of flakey like sticky out things on his neck now. I didnt think anything of it because of his other scrapes. But there differnt. They like stick out and flake off. Any ideas of what it might be?

Ill try and get pictures tomorrow
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post #2 of 15 Old 10-11-2009, 11:25 AM
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it could be ringworm. He could have a skin thing going on and the big scratches are from him trying to scratch himself against something. Pics would be great!
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post #3 of 15 Old 10-12-2009, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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I couldnt get down there today. I will defenetly get pictures tomorrow!
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post #4 of 15 Old 10-20-2009, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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I remebered to get them. Here they are. I only got two. The second one is just the scratch on his face
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Rain rot maybe? Whatever it is, I just successfully treated a case of what looked like rain rot with the help of the people on this forum. A combination of iodine shampoo baths and tea tree oil to help soften the scabs to pick them off worked within a week for me. I also slathered on some MTG a few days to keep the skin healing. I'm sure someone will weigh in with something that will help.
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Do you have a barb wire fence?
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post #7 of 15 Old 10-22-2009, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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nope. Pipe corrals
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post #8 of 15 Old 10-22-2009, 07:36 AM
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They like stick out and flake off. Any ideas of what it might be?

My vote is with rain rot. I use Desitin. Scritch off what comes off and rub the Desitin into the spot and any other raised bumpy areas.. It won't hurt em if it's not rain rot. Work on scritching off the scabs daily and reapply as needed.. Desitin keeps the moisture off as well as medicating the area. Works for me.

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looks like he scraped himself, probably on a tree (itching himself). I would use an antibactorial scrub just to keep the fungus away...

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post #10 of 15 Old 10-22-2009, 11:44 AM
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Looks like a scab to me in the first picture.

But dry skin is a possibility, he could be allergic to something. Where do you keep him? Did they say anything about what it might be?

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