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post #1 of 5 Old 08-04-2013, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Is this Rain Rot ?

Just got a new mare and she has some patches near her withers, along her spine and up along the ridge near her tail. Today I spotted some along her neck and shoulders. At first i thought they were old bite marks or something else. Today I noticed the patches have white tiny spots on them under the skin and some have scabs. The scabs don't bleed or have pus underneath them, just the black skin color. I have had her for about a week and have been brushing her everyday. Her coat is shedding some and I am wondering as I have been brushing her, the spots seem to be appearing more. Is this b/c of the brushing. Not sure if this is dandruff, dry skin or rain rot. Please help and if anyone has suggestions for ways to clear it up I would appreciate. Thanks.
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-04-2013, 08:37 PM
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It does appear to be some sort of skin fungus or something. Has a rainrot sort of appearance. Medicated bath and perhaps a couple days of a topical should help.

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-04-2013, 08:43 PM
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You can use betadine shampoo, you can get it in the medical section where they sell 4x4 gauze pads, wrap and the like at Wal Mart. You can use that with a soft sponge to lather it on those spots, leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse well and apply an antibiotic cream for a few days. The betadine shampoo you can use every few days till it disappears or begins to heal.
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-05-2013, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thank u both for your advice. I am going to try a few things. Pretty sure the rain we are getting out here lately is not helping the situation, but gonna stay positive.
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-05-2013, 06:57 PM
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Whatever type of skin condition, after you treat it, dryness, sun, and air are your friends.
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