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        04-22-2008, 09:36 AM
    What could this be? Worried!

    I went out yesterday and Solomons right butt cheek was bare! It had to have happened over a course of three days. He looked in perfect condition the last time I was out three days ago. But oh my gosh! The hair was just falling off in clumps. It was scabby and dry under but the weird thing was there was already baby hairs growing in to replace the hairs that were falling out. He is not rubbing his tail, and it is only on that one side. I'll see if I can get a picture, it is quite large, about the size of my hand maybe a little larger. My barn manager wondered if he rolled into nettles or a plant that irritated his skin because it was in only ONE spot and scabby. I know he rubbed the hair off because there was a section about in the middle of the rub where the hair was still intact, like he had been rubbing on the boards in his stall and that hair fell between the crack so it didn't get rubbed off.

    What could this be? I'm very worried.
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        04-22-2008, 10:59 AM
    I would call a vet out. About 5 years ago this happened to a horse we owned. He called the vet out on day 2, we found out that it was poising. On day 12 he had no hair at all and on day 15 he passed away. I surely hope that your horse does not have this but just in case I would call the vet out just to be sure.
        04-22-2008, 12:41 PM

    Yes I also think you should call a vet.but I could also be queensland itch.but call a vet just to be sure.hope your horse gets better soon.
        04-24-2008, 03:29 PM
    I phoned my vet and he said he cannot be positive without coming to see but he is booked on appointments until Monday. Stress me out.

    It has spread slightly but not much. He suggested putting Aloe and Vitamin-E on it to sooth it since it was hot and dry. He said it also may be a fungal infection of his skin or now that the bugs are out he is having a reaction to bug bite. The thing that worries me is Solomon isn't UTD on his vaccines yet, our barn doesn't do them until May 1st.

    I couldn't find a bite wound but it was just scabby and dry in general.

    Is there anything he could have contracted from not being UTD on vaccines? He is UTD on wormings though.
        04-28-2008, 10:28 AM
    It has spread all on his underbelly, and it is now between his chest and under his arms. It could be a reaction to the sawdust I bed his stall with. What can I do? The vet comes this afternoon, what are some questions to ask him?
        04-28-2008, 11:36 AM
    Oh no, your poor boy. I'm sure your vet will be able to tell you everything without you asking to many questions. Please let us know what the vet says.
        04-30-2008, 10:14 PM
    He said that the sawdust contains a certain tree horse tend to be allergic to, I forgot the name. He put them(Lucky too since he was showing mild signs too) on type of steroid to help and said I should rinse the areas thoroughly with a mild soap and water and watch for new breakouts. If it keeps spreading and doesn't calm down by this coming Monday call him because it is something much bigger.
        05-01-2008, 02:48 PM
    Black Walnut?

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