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post #1 of 6 Old 04-22-2009, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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I also forgot to add that I asked her about lice or mange, but she said there is no hair loss that would be typical with mange. The skin below these "areas" are not very red or inflamed.
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She put him on antibiotics for a cut? Or she was using a topical antibiotic ointment?

Is she having the vet out?

With the serum, I would be concerned about a puncture wound. If she can, I would clean the area very well and clip to the skin to get a good look.
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She put him on antibiotics for a cut? Or she was using a topical antibiotic ointment?

Is she having the vet out?

With the serum, I would be concerned about a puncture wound. If she can, I would clean the area very well and clip to the skin to get a good look.

Sorry, ment the topical antibiotic ointment. She called the vet and I havent heard back from her if she has been out or not.

She did clean up the area and clipped his face and shaved off his forelock, there is no puncture wound that she can trace were the serum is comming from. She said it was a light yellowish in color and kind of sticky. I hope she calles soon, I am very curious as to what is causing this.
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could it possibly be that the serum was sap from a tree or something?
Since she can't find a cut or puncture wound.
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could it possibly be that the serum was sap from a tree or something?
Since she can't find a cut or puncture wound.

I don't know, I have only been to her place a few times and its been a while since I was there last. I can't remember what kind of pen he was in, if it had trees in it or not were he could rub sap off a tree onto his head. Sounds like the vet can't make it out until Friday so she is waiting. I been looking throught the net to see if I can find something that may help based on what she has described to me.

Any ideas would greatly help, I can forward them on to her then and I can keep looking online.
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