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    02-27-2013, 08:41 PM
  #11
Green Broke
I hope your neighbor is just starting her vet training. Rain rot actually has very little to do with rain. It is most commonly caused by a vitamin a deficiency. But that does not look like rain rot. My guess is also hives. If it's warm enough to give a bath I would do that incase it's something she rubbed on. Most likely an allergy to something.
     
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    02-27-2013, 09:00 PM
  #12
Green Broke
I also deal with rain rot and agree that is not what rain rot looks like; it looks like hives.

Ok, next set of 20 Questions

Grain: What kind of grain? How long has it been in whatever container it is in? How does it smell? Look?

How long since the container has been cleaned? What about bugs in the feed or in the container?

Annnnd last but not least, the run-in: Is it dry enough in there to where she can lay down if she wants to? My next thought is the possibility of:

1. Allergies to shavings or whatever bedding you might be using.

2. Spider bites but that is way out there because spider bites will generally "hive up" in a cluster, not scattered all over like what we are seeing.
     
    02-27-2013, 09:44 PM
  #13
Foal
She said that with rain rot that it is associated with rain because it keeps the skin moist under a heavy coat (Sassy has a super thick coat, but the hair is short) and allows the bacteria to grow, the bacteria grows best in a carbon dioxide rich environment (which is provided by the skin and thick coat) and the moisture facilitates the growth.
     
    02-27-2013, 09:47 PM
  #14
Foal
Here are some more pictures of some of the spots.
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    02-27-2013, 09:49 PM
  #15
Foal
And another
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    02-27-2013, 09:51 PM
  #16
Foal
Last one for now
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    02-27-2013, 10:04 PM
  #17
Green Broke
You said she was scratching them? That would open the bumps like that. Also wrong spot for rain rot. And no rain rot is not caused by rain. Do a search on here. Cherie has some really good info on rain rot.

I would be looking for something environmental. Check the hay and walkin asked some helpful questions.
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    02-27-2013, 10:18 PM
  #18
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by walkinthewalk    
I also deal with rain rot and agree that is not what rain rot looks like; it looks like hives.

Ok, next set of 20 Questions

Grain: What kind of grain? How long has it been in whatever container it is in? How does it smell? Look?

How long since the container has been cleaned? What about bugs in the feed or in the container?

Annnnd last but not least, the run-in: Is it dry enough in there to where she can lay down if she wants to? My next thought is the possibility of:

1. Allergies to shavings or whatever bedding you might be using.

2. Spider bites but that is way out there because spider bites will generally "hive up" in a cluster, not scattered all over like what we are seeing.
She is getting a textured sweet feed, 10/8/10. The container holds one bag which lasts between a week and a week and a half. The container gets cleaned once a month, usually twice a month in the winter. I cleaned it last week, with the same type if cleaner I have always used. The run-in is very dry and completely clean. I clean it twice a day, morning and night. We don't usually sawdust the run in because they eat in the run in during wet weather. If we feed in stalls (very rare)... they have sawdust.
     
    02-27-2013, 10:20 PM
  #19
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by poppy1356    
You said she was scratching them? That would open the bumps like that. Also wrong spot for rain rot. And no rain rot is not caused by rain. Do a search on here. Cherie has some really good info on rain rot.

I would be looking for something environmental. Check the hay and walkin asked some helpful questions.
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There are only a few spots on her belly that she was scratching. The ones in the last pictures or on The front of her chest, her rump, and her shoulder.
     



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