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post #1 of 3 Old 08-13-2010, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Jerry has a Fungus-Like-Thing!

The other day, I found two long, dark, bumpy patches on Jerry's hind cannon bones. There was one on each leg, right in the middle. So I asked an experienced horse person at the barn if they knew what it was, and they said that it was a fungus like thing that most horses around my area get at least once a year. She said it happens when the horse pees and the pee splashes up on their legs.

So I scrubbed it in the wash stall, and then we put some MTG on it. Any other suggestions on what to do?
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-13-2010, 10:33 AM
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It sounds like scratches, which is indeed a fungus.

Two of my three have had it, and I have to keep close tabs on them to make sure it doesn't come back.

I use a homemade spray that works well. 1/3 bleach, 1/3 generic Listerine, and 1/3 water. Spray it on the affected areas once a day, and within a week the fungus should be gone.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-13-2010, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much! I will try that as soon as I can. It's so nasty to look at and think "Ewww that's a fungus on my horse!" lol. It just grosses me out.
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