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    07-20-2012, 01:04 AM
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Weanling
Odd Fungus on back legs??

Hello,
Tia has an odd skin condition on her one back leg. It looks like rain rot, but it has randomly sprung up and she hasn't been exposed to the conditions that rain rot grows in. It is also only on her white leg, and its on the front as well as the back of her leg. She does pee on her legs really bad and then walks around and they get caked in dirt. I do my best to keep her legs clean and have even gone to the extent of using standing wraps while she is in her paddock. If anyone would be so kind to offer their opinons on what this looks like, I would like it a lot. Pictures are below.



     
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    07-20-2012, 06:42 AM
  #2
Green Broke
Hard to tell last picture is a bit blurry. But if it is only on the white leg I'm betting scratches. Use an anti fungal shampoo. I use it daily until it looks better. Do not wrap it. It needs dry air to heal.
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    07-20-2012, 08:33 AM
  #3
Yearling
Mud fever?
     
    07-20-2012, 08:38 AM
  #4
Green Broke
Mud fever/scratches/greasy heel, it's all the same thing . Probably has some more names to it also. Fungus is fungus and requires the same treatment. I like Mane 'n Tail protect spray. But be sure to wash with a medicated shampoo as well and dry before applying anything else.
     
    07-20-2012, 10:04 AM
  #5
Yearling
Clip the leg, wash it to soften the scabs, take off the scabs, treat the leg with iodine solution/hebiscrub and keep the leg dry, my boys all got mud fever this winter just gone, my stallion worse then the resst this is what the vet did, and told us to do. Oh and pat dry the leg after you treat it as the wet will it worse and rubbing it will be sore. Also see if the vet will give you pain killers for him Ricky my stallion was lame because it was sore, hope her leg isn't that sore. If you are worried about it you should get the vet to check it.
     
    07-20-2012, 10:38 AM
  #6
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by Horses4Healing    
Hello,
Tia has an odd skin condition on her one back leg. It looks like rain rot, but it has randomly sprung up and she hasn't been exposed to the conditions that rain rot grows in. It is also only on her white leg, and its on the front as well as the back of her leg. She does pee on her legs really bad.

Very likely the problem. When mares are in season, the urine can really be concentrated and burn.

Scrub it down and then coat with vaseline to discourage the urine from burning.
     
    07-20-2012, 10:41 AM
  #7
Green Broke
Even if it's only on the white leg? I'm curious because my mare will get pee on her legs when she's in season but it's equal on both legs. Or is it possibly just a coincidence that her aim is only bad on that side?
     

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