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    01-31-2012, 05:17 PM
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Yearling
Fungus on Leg?!

So last Friday I went to my DC's house and (of course) hung out with Mudpie. It was almost dark when I got there, so I couldn't see very well. On Saturday morning, I noticed that he has some sort of fungus on his leg. I thought it might be rain rot?

What do you guys think?







The leg is shaved because we had to treat the wounds that were there, and we were first wrapping, and then wrapping with a sweat.


This picture is just of Mudpie eating his breakfast and has no particular significance.

What does it look like to you guys?

(we're treating it by washing it with Betadine and applying Vetericyn daily)
     
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    01-31-2012, 05:26 PM
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Dont know if its fungus, but you can take some some and a brush and scrub it and if it returns try bleach, that kill mold and fungus.
     
    01-31-2012, 05:32 PM
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mls
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Originally Posted by VT Trail Trotters    
Dont know if its fungus, but you can take some some and a brush and scrub it and if it returns try bleach, that kill mold and fungus.
Please do not apply bleach to a horses leg!

An antifungal shampoo, verticyn, listerine would be better - and safer.

OP - what is the turnout like? Wet? Do you use boots when riding?
     
    01-31-2012, 05:35 PM
  #4
Yearling
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Originally Posted by VT Trail Trotters    
Dont know if its fungus, but you can take some some and a brush and scrub it and if it returns try bleach, that kill mold and fungus.
I would absolutely never put bleach on a horse's skin. O_O

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Originally Posted by mls    
OP - what is the turnout like? Wet? Do you use boots when riding?
He currently lives in an outdoor paddock that's a bit muddy in places due to the recent rain.

He hasn't been ridden since early November due to his injuries stress fracture on left splint bone and encapsulated abscess in upper right leg near groin area.
     
    01-31-2012, 06:15 PM
  #5
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It sounds like you are treating it correctly wiht the vetericyn. Poor Mudpie! He's been playing in the mud pies.
mudpie likes this.
     
    01-31-2012, 06:35 PM
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Well I saw on the internet forum (horse one) that bleech can work if not soap. I didnt think if it, it was some one else!
     
    01-31-2012, 07:11 PM
  #7
Yearling
It's either scratches (likely, if the horse's leg is clipped and in wet conditions) or "stud crud" which is not a fungus at all but a product of the horse's own glands. Scratches is usually painful to the horse if you pick at it and generally bleeds if you pick off the scabs. Stud crud is waxy, sticky and usually clumps all the hairs together. For scratches try to keep it as dry as possible. I like washing with MicroTek shampoo (anti-fungal) then applying a thick layer of desitin (diaper rash cream). If it's stud crud, you can find topical things for it or talk to a veterinarian to get a prescription shampoo.
     
    02-02-2012, 07:05 PM
  #8
Yearling
My vet told me to avoid using Betadine..it will just irritate the skin. If it is gelding grunge (stud crud), use an anti-microbial shampoo as was already mentioned. I found that the Eqyss Microtek Anti-Bacterial shampoo works great.

As was also mentioned, you can use an anti-fungal cream or spray. As was also indicated, the area needs to be kept clean and dry..take away the moisture and the fungus won't survive.
     

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