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post #1 of 10 Old 01-22-2013, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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Skin Condition?

I have a 11 year old New Forest pony, the other week I noticed he had a large patch of hair missing by his wither I just assumed this was a bite and left it alone to grow out again, the skin wasn't broken so I thought he'd be fine but I left his rug off so it wouldn't rub and he doesn't particularly need it anyway. Well now it's been a couple of weeks and I'm noticing more and more small patches of hair coming off the skin is very dry and flaky. I'm not sure what to do or what it is I've never had to deal with something like this. So any help would be greatly appreciated. The hair loss is only on his left side where the supposed bite was and is along the base of his mane and also has some on his hind leg above his hock. Anyway here's some pictures and thanks for taking the time to read. :)

First picture is of bite:

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-23-2013, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone? :)

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-23-2013, 08:43 AM
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Rainrot maybe?
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-23-2013, 02:51 PM
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Looks like rainrot. Vit A deficient. You can do a search for more info.

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-23-2013, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think it is rainscald though, for one it hasn't rained whilst he's had his rug off in fact at the moment we have snow. I would have put his rug on in bad weather. The skin isn't particularly scabby more just flaky like dandruff.

I'll probably treat him for rainscald anyway and see what happens. :)

Thanks a lot for your suggestions.

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post #6 of 10 Old 01-23-2013, 05:40 PM
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Rain rot doesn't need rain despite its name. Dampness from sweating under a rug or from work will also do it sometimes. If the skin is weakened from lack of Vit A, any dampness can make it vulnerable to the bugs that cause this.

(BTW these bugs are everywhere and in the ground. Rain rot is not contagious even tho it sometimes appears to be. It appears to be sometimes because whole herds will be deficient from similar feeding routines that allow a deficiency this time of year)

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post #7 of 10 Old 01-23-2013, 05:53 PM
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I would say that looks like rain rot ;) Try Vitamin A it may clear it up painlessly, if not then go to something topical.

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post #8 of 10 Old 01-23-2013, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks guys I'll look for a supplement with some vit A in it. Also I read a thread that said if you mix 50 part water and 50 part Listerine mouthwash and spray it on 3 times a day that can help as it kills the bacteria causing it so I might try that as well. Thanks a lot. :)

Note: What do you guys think of these? http://www.dodsonandhorrell.com/our-...qui-bites.html

He doesn't get fed very much on a regular basis only a handful of nuts when he comes in so I thought something like those would be better as he is a tad chubby at the moment :)

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post #9 of 10 Old 01-23-2013, 08:02 PM
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Looks pretty good to me :)

Is it very expensive? An average sized horse needs about 10 of those treats a day.

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post #10 of 10 Old 01-23-2013, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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not too bad $13.13 for a 3kg tub, he's only a pony weighs about 400kg so he should only need 8 a day :)

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