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post #1 of 4 Old 01-19-2013, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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What does this look like to you? Photo link Included

I bought a filly off of CL. I grew up helping my dad train horses he fostered from the SPCA, so i figured a filly would be easy since she was trained. She was NOT trained, liars on CL (shock). So she was fine in the trailer and getting out. When i got her in the pasture, she went nuts. I called the man and he said he NEVER worked with her at all! Well I have her halter trained, working on Leading, she stands to be groomed, and lets me mess with her feet. Well the other day i was doing a full groom using all my brushes. I went over this one spot and she had NO FUR. It was a huge scab. I called my mom and showed her a photo, but she doesnt know what it is. I sent it to the lady who trained me in Showing, and she said its a fungus of some sort. I am turning to people who might know more. Its a good 2 inch by 4 inch (maybe) scab looking thing, but the scab is coming off in pieces. In the photo, it doesnt show all of it, just the biggest section of it. It goes back a few in the hair. Its on Flickr. Ill post the link. vixensore | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
If yall can give me a clue as to what it is, and how i can treat it, let me know :)
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-19-2013, 12:33 AM
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I bought a filly off of CL. I grew up helping my dad train horses he fostered from the SPCA, so i figured a filly would be easy since she was trained. She was NOT trained, liars on CL (shock). So she was fine in the trailer and getting out. When i got her in the pasture, she went nuts. I called the man and he said he NEVER worked with her at all! Well I have her halter trained, working on Leading, she stands to be groomed, and lets me mess with her feet. Well the other day i was doing a full groom using all my brushes. I went over this one spot and she had NO FUR. It was a huge scab. I called my mom and showed her a photo, but she doesnt know what it is. I sent it to the lady who trained me in Showing, and she said its a fungus of some sort. I am turning to people who might know more. Its a good 2 inch by 4 inch (maybe) scab looking thing, but the scab is coming off in pieces. In the photo, it doesnt show all of it, just the biggest section of it. It goes back a few in the hair. Its on Flickr. Ill post the link. vixensore | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
If yall can give me a clue as to what it is, and how i can treat it, let me know :)
You can get topical fungal medicines at your tack shop, depending on where you are, there may be some that work better than others. First thing you need is a pair of rubber or surgical gloves, don't touch that with your hands and don't put your grooming tools near it. Since you've already groomed her, I'd toss everything in a dilute bleach water soak overnight. Don't touch any other horses without washing your hands well first and obviously, don't use the same brushes on other horses.

If you use a topical medicine, and it's not obviously better in 3 days, call the vet.
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Sounds like she is a candidate for a betadine bath!! ;)
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looks like it could be ringworm. Fungal dematitis infection{that is contagious}so yes keep your grooming supplies disnfected & not shared with other horses. Washing area with an antifugal solution or shampoo,then use of a topical antifungal creme,or crest toothpaste actually works
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