Ok....was hauling to the barn to get Sarge when the vet was called out on a colicking horse. Set it for 6:00 PM. Took trailer home and went to the barn where the vet that services the owners horses was there. I have used him before (he actually did the pre purchase exam on Sarge) and he was floating teeth, cleaning a sheath and sewing up a cut eye on Jabaree on of the ranch owners horses.
Dr. Sherwood looked at Sarge for me and said "most of this is just the way a bay horse looks when they are shedding out!!! His skin was burned by the capsan powder but he should be just fine".
Ok....I did exactly what my vet told me to do...dust Sarge with capsan powder. The barn manager even asked me if I was supposed to just put it on him out of the can and not dilute it. I called the vet back to reconfirm and that is what I was told.
Dr. Sherwood said to just wash Sarge in Tide powder!!! No bleach - just plain old Tide to get rid of any rain rot.
I had bathed Sarge just before he saw him in the medicated shampoo and scrubbed quiet a bit of long hair off of him. His new hair is shiny as a penny and smooth but he does have some dry skin going on.
The skin will probably slough off. Gaaaa.....I feel so bad for causing my horse a problem but I did what I was instructed. Geez...I'd wanted to be a vet when I was a teenager and I really regret it that I didn't get that degree today.
Both vets are knowledgeable and I like both of them equally as well. The barn vet has a wonderful reputation as does the other vet.
I took this picture of Sarge right after bathing him today. I think he needs some more oil in his diet (he just finished a jug of it) or some vitamin E. Any thoughts? Shiny Sarge.jpg