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    05-16-2011, 11:15 PM
Question rain rot?

I was taking the winter coat off of the tb's legs and noticed that it comes of in somewhat of clumps,there not sticky or anything, but they do have a dirty white tip that comes off with it. I was doing some research and it looks like the white tips that come off with rain rot infected hair but there is no scabbing or sores on the skin once I take off the hair, so I am not sure if it is a case of rain rot or simply me needing to scrub the legs. Please help me out if you can, and if you do think it is rain rot please leave any suggestions on how to get rid of this. Thank you all very much!!!!! I will try to put pictrues of it on weds..
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    05-16-2011, 11:54 PM
If the skin looks smooth and healthy, it's not rain rot.
    05-17-2011, 07:57 AM
Rain rot is the same as Rain scald
    05-17-2011, 08:30 AM
Sounds like rain scold or could be the after affects of a bit of mudfever after the winter , my old tb mare used to get a few scabs on her legs during the winter but would clear up fine or if they were bad I would just put some Zinc and castor oil on them to protect them and for them to be moisturised and heal quicker (plus its much cheaper about 1pound a tub) could be an option for next winter .. But if the scabs are coming out fine I would leave them I find to bring them out quicker put some baby oil on them to soften the scabs and they just slide out without taking to much hair ! - hope I havent rambled on to much xD sat here bored in work
    05-17-2011, 06:23 PM
I wouldn't be able to tell you what it is without a picture of what it looks like but, if it is rain rot, I have had luck with MTG and with me it works miracles. You can order it off line I'm sure or you can buy it in a tack store

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