I have an 9 year old thoroughbred mare and I noticed on her front left leg has weird circle spots prob Like 9 of them they arent big. Someone told me they were a fungus then someone else said I bathed her too much . Has anyone see this before? Thanks soo much for the time to read this and reply.
Bacteria and fungi live in the soil and on skin. It's not uncommon to have overgrowth of bacteria and fungi in warm, damp conditions - fetlocks and pasterns are perfect places for this to take hold. In a recent EQUUS magazine there was an excellent article with pictures, showing different kinds of skin conditions ranging from rain rot/scratches to ringworm. All have different causes and treatments. In general, if your round spots are around the size of a dime in diameter, and hairless underneath (with maybe a little pus), you might try an antibacterial like Vetericyn. You'll know it's working if 1) the spots dry up; 2) the skin heals over; 3) The spots don't get bigger; and 4) the spot don't spread.
It's really, really important not to pick at the scabs/spots if they're stuck down; that just damages the skin further and causes it to spread. Pick off the loose ones, treat with the antibacterial, and keep the horse in a dry stall or lot. It's important to clip the feathers on the back of the legs with scissors or clippers *(but not too close, don't irritate the skin)* so that the legs can stay dry.
Ladytrails: omg you guys are so helpful!!! I've been putting fungulsol and it seems to be working!! They are about the size of a dime maybe smaller.
Thank you all soo mch for helping me !!!
Also one more question can you give your horse too much Gatorade ? Cause it's been super hot here in FL and I noticed she wasnt drinking and was barley pooping so I went out and bought a 15 gallon tub and put 11/2 scoop of gatorde powder and she guzzles it down and I've noticed she's back to normal pooping and peeing Posted via Mobile Device
The electrolytes in gatorade are what helped her - I would not recommend using gatorade on a regular basis - invest in some electrolytes intended for horses. You can get liquid or powder forms, and it is relatively inexpensive.
I've tried using the horse electrolytes and she doesn't touch it she does this weird thing with her lip and I've tried the liquid one and the next am her water wasn't even touched .. Can it Hurt her using gatorade Posted via Mobile Device