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    11-16-2009, 08:55 AM
  #31
Yearling
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Originally Posted by BaliDoll    
my dog gets little scabs like that in his fur... is that the same kind of thing? Off Topic.. sorry, but I was just wondering. They itch for him a lot...
Thanks to this post I know what rain rot is though! I have never seen it before...
ive looked and looked and can't find anything about dogs getting it.
     
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    11-16-2009, 11:14 AM
  #32
Started
Its probably hotspots on the dog
     
    11-16-2009, 01:05 PM
  #33
Weanling
Obviously not rain rot but I'm wondering if it's some kind of bacterial infection... I'll have to see. Hot spots are a lot bigger than what I am talking about.. they are tiny little scabs like this horse has... hm. Thanks for putting up with my O/T question :-p
     
    11-16-2009, 10:19 PM
  #34
Weanling
Betadine or iodine, I meant, is for horses with rain rot - not the dog's condition - lol!

It could be mange or allergies in the dog.
     
    11-17-2009, 02:25 AM
  #35
Green Broke
Another treatment I heard of to help remove the scabs rather quickly, is to clean the area well, then apply a thick layer of petrolium jelly over the scabs while they are still damp, then cover it with saran wrap, leave on for a few hours then just peel it off(5-8 ), according to the article they should come right off stuck into the pj, and any that remain sould peel off easily with a damp sponge(and of course you clean up the pj afterward w/ soap and water)... don't know if it helps but thought id add anyway
     
    11-17-2009, 12:05 PM
  #36
Weanling
Yesterday it was raining and they were all wet so I just brushed all the scabs of their backs and sprayed them with iodine. I guess iodine kills everything it touches in 19 seconds... so I did that.

Question.. if you need something antibacterial and its too cold to do baths with soap, what about hand sanitizer? Or would it be harmful? Because, it would kill the germs and then evaporate. I don't know how much different that is than using antibacterial soap. Do you think that would work?
     
    11-17-2009, 12:37 PM
  #37
Foal
My horse had rain rot. A horsey friend came over and put a solution of 10% iodine solution on it, and told me not to bath her for a few days. It is almost cleared up now. She mostly had it on her horsey butt. :)
Kim
     
    11-17-2009, 03:31 PM
  #38
Green Broke
You don't have to rule out a bath just because it is a lil cold outside. You don't have to get the whole horse wet to clean the scabs, just a spot bath where the scabs are should work fine, plus they don't get really really wet so the cold shouldn't be a problem. All you need is a couple of buckets of warm water and a couple of sponges(one each (bucket and sponge) for soapy one for rinse and maybe 1 extra just in case) You can simply use a sweat scraper and an old towel and scrape then towel the area (and any water that runs down the belly or legs) dry afterward and it should be ok. If you have a blanket or sheet you can cover them in that if you like but if you towel them pretty good they should be ok. I wouldnt let the weather keep you from trying to fix this though or you could end up with severely scabby horsies.
     
    11-17-2009, 03:33 PM
  #39
Weanling
Okay. Bath time. : )
     

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