Itchy sores, and a serum..... HELP
Ok, a friend of mine that's in southern Illinois called me freaked out about her gelding Montana. He has been itching his head quite a bit with his winter coat shedding and so she didnt pay much attention then, she just tried to brush off the excess hair on his forehead to try and get it to come out faster. Well here about a week ago Montana came up with a bloody nose (well bridge of his nose were halter would normally sit) So she cleaned him up really well and doctored him, but him on anti-biotics etc. Again she figured he had been itching since he was still shedding very bad and found somthing to itch on that cut him. So here is the new deal, above that cut at base of his forelock he has a oozy serum dripping down his face (no cuts she can see or feel) but the whole forehead area is rough like rain rot. He also has rough areas on his neck and shoulder, these are only about 2 inch by 2 inch areas and they don't seem to have any serum.
I have no clue so I told her to have her vet come out and take a look at Montana. Has anyone delt with this kind of thing?? Do you know what it could be?? I know she take very good care of her horses, they are healthy animals and always look to have nice coats on them.