To much calcium in his body, resulting in lumps on his neck.

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    03-12-2008, 04:58 PM
To much calcium in his body, resulting in lumps on his neck.


Billy my Quarab has came up with these scabby lumps on the top part of his neck, and starting to spread down on his chest. The sores are hard, and have a lumpy scab, they are quite sore to touch and do anything with.
Now a friend of ours said about when horses have too much calcium in their body they extract it by scabby lumps.
Now he is fully rugged, and he gets bathed in Pinetarsel once a month, just to heal any bites etc, and keep away the nastys.
I have a photo somewhere, so I will post that when I find it...

Thanks in advance :)
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    03-12-2008, 08:19 PM
This is the best picture I have atm. As you can see he has lumps all over his neck, I will get a close up shot soon, so you can determine what you think it is :)
    03-12-2008, 08:21 PM
Do you have lots of rain where you are? Try putting MTG on it!
    03-12-2008, 08:56 PM
Well we just had some rain not long ago, although he is fully rugged, when its raining... that's what I can't understand. He got them last year around the same time pretty bad, and they kinda eased down until now. No one knew what they were.
Whats MTG? Is it in Australia?
Thank you :)
    03-13-2008, 12:05 AM
Hmm, you could also try bathing him with eqyss microtek thereputic skin shampoo. It works on my horse if he gets any skin problems.
    03-13-2008, 08:45 AM
Jarred gets them too and the vet reckons its an allergy the march flies
    03-14-2008, 12:38 AM
The thing is, we don't have march flys. I really can't see this fly related, as he has swift on and a fly sheet hood and rug...
I wonder if Ryle could help.. :)
    03-14-2008, 06:53 AM
Originally Posted by Delregans Way
The thing is, we don't have march flys. I really can't see this fly related, as he has swift on and a fly sheet hood and rug...
I wonder if Ryle could help.. :)
wow! No march flies up there? We have them everywhere here. Jarred has fly spray and rugs on as well but I guess they get up in there...or maybe the vet was wrong???
    03-14-2008, 07:31 AM
We get house flys, but not the big ones hehe. Yeh I don't know, somehow I think it is more then a fly reaction.
    03-17-2008, 12:18 PM
Actually, I would bet it IS microbe/ insect related. Excess calcium is more likely to show up as bone spurs or somewhere else internally. I've never heard of it coming out through the skin.

There are tons of little bugs that cause skin problems.Stings and bites cause lumps and crusties. Fungus can. And sometimes the lumps are hives from allergic reactions to something in the environment.

Lumps in the muscle would indicate spasms and the knots would be build up of lactic acid( waste products from when the muscle works) and a good massage would help break them back down for the blood stream to carry away.

I would give him a good bath when you can, keep him super well groomed and dis-infect his brushes and only use them on him for now. Then I'd make sure he's up on his worming schedule and treat with fly spray. Ivermectin wormer kills a lot of skin yuckies as well if they are caused by biting insects. The wormer is temporarily in the blood stream and kills most inscects that try to bite while it's active. Kills lice!

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