Ring worm help!! - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 03-30-2007, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 11
• Horses: 0
Ring worm help!!

hey every1.
can any one help. ive just found out my horse has ringworm! ive never had a ahorse thats has it and dnt really know what to do. ive had the vet out and she is sending me some treatment. what about rugs etc? i need to disinfect my stable 2.
red devil is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 Old 04-13-2007, 10:21 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 412
• Horses: 10
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.
TxHorseMom is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 04-14-2007, 12:01 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 92
• Horses: 0
Wash it in strong bleach water it will take care of it.
Desert Rat is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 05-25-2007, 11:00 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Lima, Montana.
Posts: 479
• Horses: 8
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!!
Nita is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 05-26-2007, 02:31 AM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 255
• Horses: 0
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.
tumai is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 05-29-2007, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 11
• Horses: 0
ring worm

thanks alot for your advise guys. ive 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!
red devil is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 05-29-2007, 09:38 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Posts: 356
• Horses: 2
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.

'There is no good or bad, just fun or boring'
Frog is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome