Round bare patch on horses shoulder. . . ? also iodine reaction? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 07-26-2010, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 430
• Horses: 1
Round bare patch on horses shoulder. . . ? also iodine reaction?

My horse, Splash has a round bare spot on his shoulder. He has had it for over a year. Hasnt gotten any bigger or smaller... But there are alot of little bumps on it.

Well then I put iodine on it and everywhere that the iodine went it swelled out a bit.. so I wondered if he had an allergic reaction to the iodine, so I put a little bit on his other shoulder just on the fur and it swelled up to.

So here are some pictures. The first & second picture is before I put iodine on it and then the other one is about an hour after I put iodine on it.

What do you think the round spot is?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC00924.jpg (73.6 KB, 186 views)
File Type: jpg DSC00928.jpg (53.5 KB, 172 views)
File Type: jpg DSC00973.jpg (44.0 KB, 185 views)

cowgirl4jesus94 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 07-27-2010, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 430
• Horses: 1
bump. can somebody give me their opinion of what they think it is?

cowgirl4jesus94 is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 07-27-2010, 08:59 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: East Texas
Posts: 1,952
• Horses: 5
Did you put straight iodine on it? What concentration did it show on the label? Iodine can be very harsh and irritating to tissues.

If this spot has been there a year and hasn't been examined by your vet, it's time to have it done. This could be a chemical reaction, skin infection or even scar tissue but without a physical exam and likely some diagnostic testing your not going to know if you don't already. Your vet will likely do a skin scraping and possible a culture. He may also want to send off a small biopsy for histopathology to help determine what is going on. It really will depend on how worried you are and how far you want to go to find an answer.

Until your vet can examine it, you can clean the area with a bit of betadine (unless it causes swelling like the iodine) or chlorhexidine. And discontinue putting anything else on that area including fly spray. Make a list of all topical products you have applied in the past. One of the common things that causes spots like that is an allergic reaction to a topical product--fly spray being the ones I've seen most often cause it.

Cindy D.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Ryle 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Iodine and venice turpentine chevysmum Horse Health 12 10-29-2013 05:22 PM
My bare-foot baby is no longer bare foot... speedy da fish Horse Talk 2 06-13-2010 03:47 PM
My horses reaction to the new supplement I gave her... help? Brianna6432 Horse Health 6 03-24-2010 03:13 PM
Iodine Allergy? HooverH Horse Grooming 3 05-19-2008 10:16 PM
White Patch KrystalDUB Horse Health 9 09-22-2007 01:44 AM

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