skin problems - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 03-18-2010, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Massachussetts
Posts: 562
• Horses: 1
skin problems

cutter has some rainrot/scurvy/fungis stuff on his buttcheck, and a couple other random places on his body.
if i pull lightly on the hair it comes out in clumps where the area is so im assuming thats what it is.
someone told me that rainrot/scurvy/fungis does permenant damage to the hair folicle causing permenate hair discolor.
the rainrotty spots on cutter are growing in brown (hes a palomino). will it really always be brown or will it go back to gold color?

heyycutter is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 10 Old 03-18-2010, 09:44 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Spotsylvania, VA
Posts: 1,083
• Horses: 2
When the saddlebred I used to have had a fungus, his hair grew back out the same color as the rest of his coat. He was a liver chestnut. I also used Betadine scrub and used (if I remember right) a 1:12 of Clorox and water as soon as I found out what it was.

Does he shed out to be a darker golden in the spring?
charlicata is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 03-19-2010, 12:20 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Southern USA
Posts: 139
• Horses: 3
Hmm not sure.. I have a palomino paint and last summer he got a fungus on his neck and it grew back the same color. I used MTG, it has worked well for him (:
gizpeptig is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 03-19-2010, 12:37 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Posts: 4
• Horses: 0
Hi there! The color should not change as long as you treat it properly. I'm with gizpeptig... Shapely's MTG works AMAZINGLY and the hair grows back really quickly, soft and shiny! Just use a little every day, 2xs a day if possible and do not wash it out. I'd wash the area's maybe once a week with betadine if you've got a really bad case.
joyfulrjl is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 03-19-2010, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Massachussetts
Posts: 562
• Horses: 1
Ive been using EQYSS skin problem spray, and my mom just bought the EQYSS Micro tek shampoo so ill be giving him a bath this weekend.
hes only had it for about a week, and he has some bald spots on his face around his star and i dont know if its a rub or rain rot too. no more hair has since fallen out

i dont remeber him shedding out to such a brown color, i think he darkens just alittle to a soft like light gold.
heyycutter is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 03-19-2010, 08:37 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 344
• Horses: 2
I'm with the MTG as well, although I've heard really good things about Eqyss for rainrot as well. I've used MTG on my dark bay with no color change, and I've also used the Eqyss moisturizing shampoo for his itchy bum, which worked very well.

Some horses just change color when they shed every year. We have an appy/arab who goes anywhere from a pale gold to golden to a brown golden when his sheds his winter coat, which is white!

"Sit tall in the saddle, hold your head up high. Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky. And live like you ain't afraid to die...don't be scared, jut enjoy the ride." - Chris LeDoux
HooverH is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 03-20-2010, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Massachussetts
Posts: 562
• Horses: 1
does eqyss help hair grow back at all? i just bought the shampoo so id rather not buy something more
heyycutter is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 03-20-2010, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Massachussetts
Posts: 562
• Horses: 1
heyycutter is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 03-21-2010, 08:37 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 4,138
• Horses: 3
The eqyss stuff isn't strong enough to kill the BACTERIA that causes rain rot. You need to use betadine scrub. You can get it cheap at walmart. Use the betadine heavily on those spots and the eqyss everywhere else to help prevent the bacteria from spreading.
luvs2ride1979 is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 03-22-2010, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Massachussetts
Posts: 562
• Horses: 1
Thank you, Luvs2ride1979. ill be sure to go to walmart asap!
heyycutter 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
Dry skin Sophie19 General Off Topic Discussion 5 12-05-2009 10:48 AM
Skin Problem! coelh102 Horse Health 11 10-13-2009 12:52 AM
Dry skin/oil Plains Drifter Horse Health 10 09-04-2009 08:40 AM
Skin of their teeth Sara Horse Videos 7 10-16-2008 04:11 PM
Skin problem Micki O Horse Health 8 05-12-2008 11:35 PM

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