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    03-09-2012, 08:00 PM
  #11
Foal
Tried :( she leaves alot of food behind she barley touches it
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    03-09-2012, 08:06 PM
  #12
Trained
Try wetting it down with some chaff?
     
    03-10-2012, 08:17 PM
  #13
Yearling
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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
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A couple of thoughts you might keep in the back of your mind - if the stuff on her legs spreads, even if it seems to be getting better at first, it might be time to switch to something else. So if you don't get perfect results with it, I'd switch to Nolvasan (chlorhexadine ointment, ) or Vetericyn - it's a little pricy but it works quick on both fungus and bacteria.

On the eating/drinking problem - mix a little table salt into her feed and wet it down a little bit so she can't separate it out. Use trial and error - it's okay to put a tablespoon or two in there (try a little first, if you get too much she won't eat it.) The salt will make her thirsty and she should drink just plain water - a lot of it! I have an old guy that tends to colic, and this trick works for me every time, to get him to drink more.
     
    03-12-2012, 07:06 PM
  #14
Foal
Thank you guys so much !!! I will go get some of that ointment today! I also noticed when I was rinsing her today with just water she has alot of bumps and I scratched em and she jumped I was told I was bathing her to much but I laid off to only once a week with plain water. They are too small to be hives.
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    03-12-2012, 07:10 PM
  #15
Started
It could be ring worm
     
    03-24-2012, 12:05 AM
  #16
Foal
Her skin is alot better now I've rotated alot of meds, I also used nu stock which seemed to clear up fast with it.

One more question?

So the barn I board at has 28 horses, and theres one there that's 3 and was sweet as can be but lately the past two months this horse has gotten soo mean it bit my horse pretty bad and another horse twice on the neck pretty bad also. The horse also puts her two front legs on each fence to the stalls when the other horses go in for the night and bends it and rams it, bites te chains to the gates and tries biting other horses while they are in their stalls. What could cause a horse to turn like this, they've been together for quit sometime now in the same pasture. Can not feeding your horse enough hay do this? Or grain? Or is it not enough attention? I told the one girl at the barn that got her horse bit along with mine I would post this because we are both soo confused , and to see what yall think! Thanks so much!!
     
    03-24-2012, 01:23 AM
  #17
Yearling
I'm glad that the treatment has been working! Vetericyn is great –*not just for funguses, but also on injuries! I put it on some lacerations on Mudpie's legs and saw a huge amount of improvement! Keep at it, and if the problem persists, contact your veterinarian right away!

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As for your electrolyte problem... sodium (salt) is an electrolyte. All living creatures need salt. We humans get enough of it from the regular foods that we eat, but horses do not. That's why they always need to have a salt or mineral lick available to them. The type of block/lick that you need depends on your horses regular diet. If your horse is fed a complete feed that's packed with minerals and gets a vitamin supplement, he or she probably only needs a plain white salt block. If your horse doesn't get that, he or she needs to have both a plain white salt block and a mineral salt block available (with constant access to fresh, clean water). One of the issues that I've run into is that the pressed salt blocks will melt in the rain, and some horses will bite off big pieces that they could choke on. I recently tried a himalayan salt lick, and I can say that I am NOT going back! Mudpie loves it, and I am confident that he's getting all of the electrolytes that he needs. He will stand there and lick it (it's like a toy to him, which is great because it's a healthy way for him to entertain himself) for hours! It apparently tastes great (because Mudpie is a really picky guy!) and it is packed with salt and electrolytes. You might want to give it a try! It's cheap and affordable and horses love it. I've also seen a "redmond rock" salt lick, which I believe is similar to the himalayan salt lick, but I can't vouch for it because I've never used it and I don't know anyone else who has.

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To answer one of your questions: yes, feeding your horse too much gatorade can be unhealthy!

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As for your horse problem... It was unclear to me exactly what the problem was, but it sounds like one horse recently developed behavioral problems and has been causing issues! Behavior like that leads me to believe that a horse is in pain. Seeing as he is a young horse, my first question would be whether or not he has had his teeth floated recently. Young horse's teeth are soft and easily develop hooks. A horse's teeth need to be floated once a year throughout its entire life, and this is especially important during its younger years –*often they actually need to be floated once every 6 months! There are a lot of things that could be causing this horse pain, so watch him or her. If he or she displays behavior like this during certain times, note your observations and let your vet know when you take him or her to be examined!

Another possibility is that this horse is learning how to settle in socially. Three years is about that time where the horse stops being "baby" and starts being "adult." He or she could just be trying to find where he or she stands in the herd! This is a time for testing the waters and learning whether he or she is alpha or bottom-of-the-totem-pole.

If the it really becomes a problem, talk to the manager of the barn and make sure that your horses are not in harm's way! There could be some arrangement that you could make to avoid getting your horse hurt.

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    03-24-2012, 04:28 AM
  #18
Foal
There is favored electrolytes (apple, cherry, orange, etc.).

Electrolytes & Salt-Big Dee's Tack & Vet Supply
     
    03-24-2012, 08:28 AM
  #19
Weanling
I found that iodine shampoo helps with Fungis. Also if your using Gatoraid watch out for the potassium levels.
I had a impressive bred appy who was N/H for HYPP and she had an episode.
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