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post #1 of 23 Old 10-06-2011, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Rash on filly's leg.. please advise

Hi everybody,
My almost 5 month old filly had this rash appear on her cannon bone.. We noticed it the weekend of September 25th, but at that time it was just flat rough spot. I started spraying Vetricyn on it, but honestly haven't been that good about doing it every day because I though it was just some temporary rash that would disappear on it's own. Well as of today it did not, not only that it's not just a rash but it progressed into a hard "bump" that is hard to touch and it looks like it's going to crack and split any day now..
I have no idea how she came about this, poor little baby.. I keep both my horses very clean, they get daily grooming and attention, I don't let them stay out in the rain, they are out all day, then they have a nice stall to rest at night.
I have attached some pictures, does anybody have any idea what this it and how I should treat it? Any advise is appreciated.
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post #2 of 23 Old 10-08-2011, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Bump.. any recommendations please?
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post #3 of 23 Old 10-08-2011, 09:45 AM
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I have never een anything like that maybe you should have you vet out to look at it.

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post #4 of 23 Old 10-08-2011, 09:49 AM
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I think I would be inclined to trim the hair away from it (so I could get a really good look at it). I'd also see if giving it a good scrub with an antibacterial soap would remove the scabby material. (not a hard scrub - one doesn't want to hurt the horse, of course). Until you and/or your vet can get a really good look at it, you aren't going to be able to tell excactly what it is.
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I agree with the other posts that a vet should look at it. It kind of looks like abscess in which case she might need antibiotics.

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post #6 of 23 Old 10-08-2011, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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thanks guys - I will call my vet and will let you know what it is..
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post #7 of 23 Old 10-08-2011, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Ok - my vet is coming by on Monday afternoon to look at the bump.. I hope it's nothing nasty..
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Glad the vet is comeing out please let us know what the vet says.

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The OCD in me wants to pick at that scab so bad...

Sorry, nothing helpful- but had to share that I can't look at those pictures long before I start to twitch. LOL.
Hope everything is okay, watching to see what the vet says.
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post #10 of 23 Old 10-08-2011, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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"Tianimalz" LOL!!!!!!!
I don't think that scab would be easy to pick off.. it's kinda grown into the skin - something between a scabby looking thing and bump..
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