So my horse has been on stall rest for a couple months due to having proud flesh removed and then it coming back and blah blah blah. Anyways. My instructions were to keep him in or else his bandage could get wet or something. So for a while the owner of the barn I am boarding at kept puttting him outside and it wasnt until I caught him in person and said LEAVE HIM IN, that he actually started leaving him inside. But. Now he's complaining that my horse being in all the time is costing him more money in shavings so he's not doing his stall as often. He just picks it everyday and doesnt actually take wet out and put dry in. So I got there today after not being out for only 2 days. His stall was a bloody mess! ( not literally) Soooo wet. He was caked in poop and wet from laying in his own pee. All his hair was just caked to him. I went in his stall to change his bandage and noticed on his withers a huge ( about the size of an average persons palm) patch of hair was missing and was sore and raw. There was dead skin around the area that could be picked off easily to reveal fresh clean skin under neath. I didnt pick too much away but I could tell he was loving it. It must be so itchy! Im wondering could this be irritation from being wet and gross. Or could it be a serious skin fungus. We took procautions just in case.
Oh and Im happy to say mom and I cleaned his stall out 100% and brushed him down and picked his feet. His feet look like theyre developing thrush though