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    01-11-2009, 11:05 AM
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Question How do you get rid of "Rain Rot"?

My filly has rain rot on her neck, and it spread up a little ro her poll and down to her chest. How can I get rid of it? Indie has shelter, but rathers staying out in the open then into her stall. She does gets groomed daily, but I don't know how to get rid of this rain rot. Does regular soap and water work? I know I have to pick the scabs off, but I didn't want to do that until I knew what to put on it afterwards.
Any help would be awesome.
Thanks!
     
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    01-11-2009, 11:24 AM
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Started
I use Desitin diaper ointment(or the store brand equivalent). I pick if the scabs are ready, scratching at them a bit is about all. Then I put on the desitin and leave it for a day. Go back and see what wants to come up. Add more as needed. That is the easiest method I know of and is not costly. It is a bit messy tho as you leave it on. ;)

Check what is going on with your horse because as a rule this is caused by an immunity deficency. There is usually some sort of stress happening that is allowing this to manifest itself. I have one horse here who seems to get it fairly often. She is a very easy keeper and so I feel her system is compromised due to a sugar sensitivity, ie Insulin Resistance. My old blind appy has had it for the first time this year. I feel that is due to his age, lack of teeth, and being blind doesn't help. He stresses easily when he doesn't know where the other horses are. They like to hide in plain sight. *sigh*
     
    01-11-2009, 12:29 PM
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It's worth a shot, thanks =)
Indie is recovering from a bad worm infestation (she was pretty bloated, I take the blame for all of it ), maybe it had something to do with it? I dunno. She is a easy keeper too. I gotta monitor her hay/grass intake, or else she'd get really fat, lol.
Thanks for the advice. Any more suggestions would be great though
     
    01-11-2009, 01:31 PM
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My thought before I read your reply about worming the filly was either lice or neck threadworms.

I am leaning toward neck threadworms if she was that full of worms. Onchocerca worms can also get into the eyes and have to surgically removed. Humans can also get the onchocerca worm

Horse Health: Neck Threadworms

While I know how to treat for neck threadworms, I am not saying anything because I really think you should consult your vet - especially since the horse is young enough to be called a filly. It would not be wise to try and Powerpak her without consulting your vet first to be sure that really is the issue.

Once he looks at her, he may end up saying she has lice. Horses can pick up lice from chickens and even deer.

The Horse: Lice on Horses

My horses will get rainrot, scratches, and sweet itch from July thru mid-September because of our high heat and even higher humidity. I have never seen any of them get it on their necks or poll area.

I hope this helps some
     
    01-11-2009, 01:45 PM
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Foal
I use products called Tea-Pro wound spray and T-Zon equine dermal cream (made by Healing Tree)... they are all natural, and work like a hot ****. I've used these for rain rot, scratches (I live on the wet west coast, so these are hard to avoid) and any scrape or cut that happens. I've tried MANY products, but so far I like these the best (I try to use natural, chemical free products whenever possible).
     
    01-11-2009, 02:29 PM
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Gentle Iodine spray adn MTG ... but without pics it is hard to say for sure.. I am with walkin on this one call the vet and have him/her to look at her first...

Rain rot is a immune system issues without a weakened immune system they NORMALLY don't get it as bad...
     
    01-11-2009, 02:48 PM
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There is no swelling or anything to make it look like anything other than just plain ol rain rot (at a farm I worked at, the horses got it on their necks pretty often.)
Not saying I'm not looking into any of this though... it got me kind of scared,
Thanks again guys.
     
    01-11-2009, 06:57 PM
  #8
Green Broke
You need to disinfect your grooming tools after every use. Mix a 10% bleach solution in a spray bottle and keep it by your grooming box. Saturate your grooming tools and let them dry in the sun.

Put some yellow listerine in another spray bottle. After every grooming, spray all of the spots with it until saturated.

If you use a blankt, disinfect the blanket regularly, and leave it off as much as possible.

It might also help to add a skin improving supplement to his diet, like Omega Horseshine, Glanzen3, or stabilized rice bran.
     
    01-11-2009, 09:50 PM
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I agree, disinfect EVERYTHING. It's really annoying... but it must be done. My mare had rain rot last year. I used Mane & Tail Anti-Microbial shampoo, rubbed it into a rich lather (after wetting her coat), let it sit for 10 minutes and then rinsed off. The idea is to get the scabs soft enough to pick off. Once you've picked off the scabs, a barrier cream is good to use, to protect against any more moisture. Zinc oxide makes a complete mess and looks hideous, but its works. Also, MTG is great and makes the skin soooo soft. I would recommend the MTG over the Zinc.
     
    01-11-2009, 10:33 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Spot test MTG before putting it all over. Some horses have a sensitivity to Sulfur, which is high in MTG. At best, the horse's skin will flake. At worst, all of the hair will fall out and the skin will be raw.

My mare had the skin flaking reaction. Another online aquaintence had her horse's whole tail fall out!

Plus, it just smells NASTY! I don't like my horse smelling like rotting bar-b-que meat, lol.
     

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