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    12-06-2012, 08:33 AM
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Foal
Help!! Aural plaques

Hi, iv had my new horse for at least 2 months now he is roughly 2 and a half years old I was brushing the mud off his ears and notices he has white wartylooking spots in both ears, I did some reasearch (google) and found they looked alot like aral plaques which is a fungus that is somehow connected to sarcoids. He is a little sensitive with his ears but is getting better but wondering what to do either leave his ears alone in case they become worse or treat them? I also found that 25% of horses have aural plauqes.
Could someone with abit more information please help me? :)
     
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    12-06-2012, 10:06 AM
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Green Broke
There is a prescription cream out now that works, but it is kinda painful for the horse, basically it burns them off. The plaques are actually more virus related like a wart. Print this out and talk it over with your vet.
Treating aural plaques.
     
    12-06-2012, 10:35 AM
  #3
Green Broke
My friend had a horse w/this problem. She had to take the bridle apart at a cheek piece, so that she could avoid folding over his ears-his plaques were quite large. Sometimes the vet would cauterize them, but they kept returning. It really was only a minor annoyance.
     
    12-06-2012, 11:33 AM
  #4
Foal
Aww thankyou for your replys and yes I don't want it to get to the stage that I have to avoid touching his ears completly and thanks ill print that off and see if anything helps
     
    12-06-2012, 11:39 AM
  #5
Yearling
I have a couple of threads on here about sarcoids on my mare (this is the main one), so you could look through those. To summarize though, I highly recommend that you review the University of Minnesota Aldara protocol for aural plaques. The vets there are extremely responsive to questions- your vet could contact them, or you could reach out directly (I emailed the main researcher about treatment, and she emailed me back within a day). I will warn you those, this direction is really pricey, and you'll need a prescription from your vet.

For a different approach, I would recommend you take a look at this woman's blog about her mule, Lily. She's had great success, and was also very responsive to my questions about her treatment approach.

Overall, you need your vet's advice, but hopefully these resources can get you started. Good luck, it's not fun to go through- for you or the horse!
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    12-06-2012, 11:50 AM
  #6
Foal
Thank you for the advise but they arnt really sarcoids they just act the same as them for example can get spread like sarcoids via flies but he does have a sarcoid not too worried about it though will get the vet to have a look at it anyway when they come and see him.
     
    12-06-2012, 11:56 AM
  #7
Yearling
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Originally Posted by midnight dream    
thank you for the advise but they arnt really sarcoids they just act the same as them for example can get spread like sarcoids via flies but he does have a sarcoid not too worried about it though will get the vet to have a look at it anyway when they come and see him.
Yep, I get the difference, but do check out Univ of Minn as they have separate protocols for sarcoids and aural plaques (same drug though). I thought the blog on Lily was aural plaques too, but could be remembering wrong. Good luck.
     
    12-06-2012, 12:05 PM
  #8
Foal
Okay thankyou :)
     
    12-06-2012, 12:21 PM
  #9
Foal
Just read up on another site that they are caused by fly bites and they can get worse in the summer and times when there are alot of bugs around I also found out off this site that aloe vera gel helps soothe this :0 so will see if this works :)
     

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