What is on my horse's rear?

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  • My mare has an itchy rear
  • Hard yellow crusty is my horses tail

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    12-24-2010, 08:43 PM
What is on my horse's rear?

Here lately I have been noticing dried, yellow-ish stuff on my horse's....umm....booty. (I don't know the correct term) It's not a lot though. I took a rag the other day and cleaned it off but it is right back on there. Can any one tell me what it might be and if there is anyting I need to do about it. My horse does not seem to be in any discomfort and rather enjoyed having me clean it off.
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    12-24-2010, 10:19 PM
It sounds like smegma to me. If so makes sense why they'd like it to come off. :)
    12-24-2010, 10:30 PM
I know people reading my post are probably laughing at the way I wrote and questioned this but I am still learning about horses so please bare with me...My horse is a mare. Sorry I didn't specify that before. Do mare's get that stuff too?
    12-24-2010, 10:37 PM
Yup! Mares most definitely get it too! Right between legs and the udder area as well. Take some ivory soap and water to it (make sure to rinse well) and do that ohhh, 2 times a year or so.
    12-25-2010, 12:31 AM
Green Broke
She could be in season and have more discharge than usual lately.

Is the hair around her rump or on her tail ruffled? If so, it could be tree sap or some other foreign substance from her rubbing her booty on things. A mare with an itchy bum could have worms, have ticks somewhere from her udder to under her tail, or she could have "nasties" between her teats.
    12-25-2010, 01:29 AM
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A mare I used to ride would get crusty dark stuff between the two teats on her udder. Apparently it itched, 'cause she liked nothing more than to have it scratched off and really rubbed hard. It was exctasy for her.
    12-25-2010, 07:29 AM
Green Broke
I do that to tiny! My filly actually didn't like it in the beginning but then she realized that it was an itch she needed scratching!
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    12-25-2010, 08:16 AM
I've noticed that on Jack's rear also, but he doesn't want me to lift his tail and it's too cold here for bathing him, figured I'd ask the vet when we go in, in a few weeks

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