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post #1 of 2 Old 05-11-2014, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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This is a bit of an unorganized thread...

Now that it's spring what I call the "HOLY SH** WHAT IS THIS WEIRD SH** ON MY HORSES SKIN" Season... (Sorry for the language)
I have been seeing allot of people posting all over forums and other social media asking "What is this on my horses skin" witch is expected but I've been noticing that many people post photos of what looks like that same thing but almost always diagnose it as something different than the last and because allot of these things are some sort of bacteria they can very likely be resolved by simply giving the horse an anti bacterial bath but I personally am very curious to what these things actually are, if they are reacquiring, what they are caused by and if they are contagious witch you can't determine without diagnosing what it really is.

I know that everyone on this site likes to pretend that they know the answer to everyone's questions but that behavior is what got us into this confusing situations so rather than expressing your opinion just simply write a reply in witch you state your personal *experience*.

When starting a conversation about a skin condition a photo is recommended.

I'll start....
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post #2 of 2 Old 05-11-2014, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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This post was posted by someone a month or so ago on my Facebook page...

Anyone have any idea what this could be? When it first started coming up though it was heat rash so cut his rugs down as he does get hot easily and it's only got worse.
Have been putting some aloe dermatitis cream on it seeing if it helps but only on day 2 of it. Any advise welcome.

There were almost 20 different ideas to what it might be and 34 ways to cure it...
Some of what people thought it was..
Reaction to fly bites.
Reaction to change in feed.
Reaction to apples.
Reaction to fly spray.
Protein rash.
Reaction from being clipped.
Reaction to bedding.
Allergy to tack.
Allergy to blackthorn in the hedges.
Barely Bumps.
Buttercup poisoning.
Etc etc etc etc....

People said it could be cured with...
Safe Care For Animals Rapid Relief.
Fly Spray.
Some injection from vet.
Anti biotic injection.
Anti bacteria wash.
Reduce barley intake.
Soaking hay.
Wash with corsidill mouthwash.
Pure aloe gel.
Neem oil mix.
Wash with salt water.
Change of bedding.
Different shampoo.
Narrower clipper blades.
Change of clipper oil.
Medicated shampoo.
Aqueous cream.

I know some of those things are pretty much the same thing and some of those things do the same thing.

What was it really caused by?
Is it recurring?
Is it contagious?
Should the owner get tests done?
Etc etc etc...

What is your experience with this??
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bumps , iritattion , skin , spots

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