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post #1 of 6 Old 08-12-2009, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like Rainrot, but Isn't?

My mare has something on her hind legs that looks exactly like rainrot, but it isn't rainrot... It peels ff like rainrot does, but it doesn't spread anywhere on her body and the other horses don't have it. I've also treated it with the stuff you use to get rid of rainrot and it doesn't help at all. My mare gets rainrot at least once a year and I'll treat it and it disappears, but this stuff refuses to leave. It's been on her back legs for a few years now and I've gotten used to it, but it still isn't that pretty.

I was wondering... if I clip her back legs where this stuff is... will the hair grow back normal or will I have an odd looking for for the rest of her life?

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-12-2009, 05:57 PM
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Mud fever possibly. My old pony used to get it pretty bad, its just like rainrot. (From my understanding) I would wash her legs where it is everyday with iodine wash and a tuff-ish brush and keep her out of the pasture for a little while and see if it clears up. Other then that i would call the vet and just ask.
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-12-2009, 06:31 PM
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This stuff gets rid of anything, and when I bought it last I wasn't an internet shopper, so it looks like now you can save ten bucks on the price. netEquestrian - Eqyss Micro-Tek Medicated Shampoo It's called Micro-Tek, and I used it for rainrot. That is a problem area on many horses, but if you really want to get rid of it I recommend this product highly.

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Yep, what TroubledTB said. My horse gets that on his back legs every year. I treat it with MicroTek spray. Works great. I have no idea what it is. Maybe a fungus?
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-12-2009, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Hm... I'll have to look it up. I use triodine spray on it because you can't buy iodine straight up here, but, like I said, it has done nothing to clear it up.

Thanks loads! I'll definately look into getting the medicated shampoo... and if not, I'm sure that my vet can give me smething...

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-13-2009, 11:53 AM
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Red face

You might try spraying her legs with vinegar/water solution which will change the skin PH. Also, One of Horse Journal Magazine top picks is BooBoo Balm. It's great for rain rot and a host of other skin conditions. I use it on my gelding all the time. I also use Eqyss Micro-Tek medicated spray and love it! Hope this helps.
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