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        03-14-2012, 05:59 PM
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    Foal
    what could it be ??

    Lately iv been noticing these little cuts on my horse there like small scabs but with a little bit of puss on them. When I try and pull them off the hair comes out with it. A few weeks ago I only saw 2 or 3 but now there seems to be a lot more. On his neck mostly and some on his muzzle theres one behind his ear. He's only 9 months old if that helps at all.

    Thanks.
         
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        03-14-2012, 06:07 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    From your description, I'd guess rain rot, but that's only a guess without pictures to go on

    http://www.equusite.com/articles/hea...hRainRot.shtml
         
        03-14-2012, 06:34 PM
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    Foal
    I thought it my have been that but im not to sure.
    The scabs are single scabs on there own theres not a bunch of them together and its mostly on his neck so im realy not to sure what it could be.
    wish I knew lol
         
        03-14-2012, 07:06 PM
      #4
    Super Moderator
    My first thought was rainrot, too.
         
        03-15-2012, 07:17 AM
      #5
    Foal
    Im starting to think it my be to :\
    Don't know how there isnt bunches on the scabs all together theres just ones on there own. Is this common in rain rot?
    And whats the best way to get rid of it? I can't bath him yet as he's still young and still getting used to the hose.
         
        03-15-2012, 07:50 AM
      #6
    Trained
    If in doubt, it won't hurt to just put some betadine on the affected area(s). It's a good general antibacterial.
         
        03-15-2012, 08:34 AM
      #7
    Foal
    Thankyou for your advice. Its realy doing my headin now lol bever had this problem before :\
         
        03-15-2012, 08:34 AM
      #8
    Foal
    Never *
         
        03-15-2012, 09:15 AM
      #9
    Yearling
    White vinegar also clears rain rot and won't hurt to try, and you probably have some on hand. It does stink, so if you have gloves, wear em :)
         
        03-15-2012, 09:43 AM
      #10
    Foal
    Aw thanks I shall try that later when I finish work. Sure I have some in the house somewher. Do I take the scab off first then put it on the sore or do I put it on over the scab?
         

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