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    08-07-2013, 09:27 PM
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Foal
Peeling and Flaking Skin

Hi everyone!
My horses skin has been peeling and flaking really badly for at least the last month now. Mainly just their necks, shoulders, and between their legs. I have rinsed them with cool water and am constantly trying to brush it out but it won't heal. I thought it was just bugs, mosquitoes and such, but then I read that some fly sprays can cause peeling skin. Is this true. I use Pyranha fly spray.
Any advise on what could be causing it and what can heal it would be much appreciated.
Thanks!
     
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    08-07-2013, 09:55 PM
  #2
Weanling
Everyone at the barn I'm at uses Pyranha Fly Spray, mostly the aerosol rather than actual spray. We don't have a single horse with peeling skin from it - and when I say everyone I mean everyone. We love the stuff. I used to use it years ago as well & never had issues.

It could be rain rot. Are you in a moist or humid state? I'm in IL & we've been having problems with rain rot like crazy on the pasture horses. It's been so wet around here the horses are getting it like crazy. I definitely don't think it can harm them treating for rain rot... you can either use a fungal shampoo (I got an awesome one from my vet), spray, or I've heard listerine + water does the trick too. One of the girls at the barn was using the fungal shampoo but had far better results with the listerine mix *shrug* I believe she found it online too. Never irritated her horse once and it cleared up in just a few days.

Other than that I don't really have any other suggestions of what it might be :/ Rain rot is always the biggest culprit where I am. Rarely is it something else or something that shampoo CAN'T clear up.
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    08-07-2013, 10:43 PM
  #3
Foal
Thanks so much SketchyHorse! Your answer was very thorough and very helpful. Much appreciated.
     
    08-07-2013, 11:05 PM
  #4
Yearling
Yes it can absolutely cause that reaction in some horses. Stop the fly spray for a couple weeks and see if it improves. Been there done that a few times. Pyranah and Gordons Horse and pony from TSC both have caused it before with more sensitive horses. However they are the only fly sprays working here so I use them anyway although the horses I have now are not reactive to it luckily. Don't rub it in and don't soak them, only mist the hair lightly and it helps.
     
    08-10-2013, 03:01 AM
  #5
Banned
Both of my boys are allergic to Pyrahnah. They do exactly what you described OP. Another friends mare and gelding also recently started showing the same problems. I switched fly sprays and have not had a problem since
     

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