For a few months now Gizmo has had a "skin condition" type deal on his shoulder. I've tried Listorine, Iodine, and medicated shampoos but with no change. It hasn't gotten any better or worse, just remains the same. It looks as if something dripped down him, as it starts at the top of his neck under his mane and then trails down to the front of his left leg. It does not seem itchy at all, I've scratched at it and he doesn't react.
When it first appeared the skin was flaky and I got all of it off so now it's just flat and hairless.
Any ideas as to what it may be or what I could do to get the hair to grow back?
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If it is fungal, you may be able to clear it up with miconazole (athlete's foot spray or cream). There are several over-the-counter 'zoles that you can try. I had a circular lesion on a new horse several years ago. Figured it to be ring worm and got Lotramin?? (in the athlete's foot aisle) and my boss had me give double dose of Program (the flea pill for dogs). During the trials for Program, they found that it had an affect on ringworm when given at double the normal dose. Had the horse 3 months prior to trying the lotion and Program and had it cleared up in about a month after the treatment.