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    02-01-2013, 06:08 PM
I hope it is something other than ringworm, but ringworm will "go away" in time, too. So, since you said it disappears at times, it could be. In the mean time, providone is cheaper than betadine. Scubby, washy, rinse and spray a bit on. Buy bleach and use it on your brushes, whatnot. These measures are not expensive and it will not adversely affect anything. Perhaps you could talk to your vet about collecting a scraping yourself. I am sure clear direction are on line (it isn't that hard). It would be a bit hard to believe that a reasonabley well obtained scraping would be accidently contaminated w ringworm or rainrot microbes, even if it were not taken by a "pro". That way you would only pay for the lab work.

Add on: and, you know that red lysol concentrate that really stinks?? It is an amazingly cheap and effective dissinfectant, too. You have to dilute the heck out of it. It would be and alternative for your brushes, whatnot. Bleach has the nasty side effect of "bleaching" one's clothes. :)
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    02-01-2013, 08:27 PM
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When I first saw the patches another one of them looks like she got kicked and the hair shed, and another looked like a bite mark with the hair gone. She's out with a nasty bunch and she's 6/7 on the totem. So I figured it was bite marks.

I'll have to bring out my brand new brushes (always had barn brushes to use since they were private barns/horses) if I want to use them and then dissinfect, but I can do that.

I'm not willing to bleach the BOs brushes, so that's a no-go, lol.

Also, the skin isn't really scabby or anything, Spotted..It looks/feels exactly like the rest of her skin..
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    02-01-2013, 09:19 PM
Oh, gee ... maybe you are a bit like me Isuel, and obsess on little stuff. If its only one mark...psssh - then there is no point in jumping to conclusions. It could easily just be, as someone said, a bite or other having a "scrap" mark.
    02-02-2013, 12:08 AM
I wouldn't be too worried then, just keep an eye out. I'm thinking she is fighting for higher status on the pecking order.
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