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    03-30-2007, 04:45 PM
Ring worm help!!

Hey every1.
Can any one help. I've just found out my horse has ringworm! I've never had a ahorse that's has it and dnt really know what to do. I've had the vet out and she is sending me some treatment. What about rugs etc? I need to disinfect my stable 2.
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    04-13-2007, 11:21 PM
Ringworm is a fungus. (not a worm) You can use an antifungal like you would use for athletes foot on it. You also need to wash any blankets etc that the horse has used.
    04-14-2007, 01:01 PM
Wash it in strong bleach water it will take care of it.
    05-26-2007, 12:00 AM
Usually the sun takes care of it. Our horses get it a lot from our cows. If that doesn't work, put crest toothpaste on it every day. Weird I know but it really does work!!
    05-26-2007, 03:31 AM
Hi there, Ringworm sucks man! I have had ponies with ringworm and I have treated them the same as mudfever. Wash in betadine and remove the lumpy skin/scabs and wash again with betadine for 5 days. Its a fungus and is stiil alive and protected under the scab so is important to remove it. Yes it will look red and angry underneath but keep going. I wash covers with bleach and then rinse again and leave em swingin in the sun. Sunlight helps to heal the scabs so may pay to uncover horse for awhile. You will know its gone when skin returns to normal colour and you can see hair growing back. BE CAREFUL as ringworm is contagious and you can get it too! Always wash your hands thoroughly after treating. Good luck.
    05-29-2007, 05:24 PM
ring worm

Thanks alot for your advise guys. I've done the treatment twice to be on the safe side and she still has the circles of hair loss but the skin is normal coulur and most have hair growing back through now. So fingers crossed its all gone!
    05-29-2007, 10:38 PM
Another form of treatment is Thuja ointment applied twice daily to the affected area. To disinfect tack etc add 10 drops each of concentrated Thyme Oil and Pine oil to 5 ltrs of water this can then be used to disinfect all gear that has been on the horse.

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