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    07-29-2013, 01:36 AM
That's doesn't look familiar but remember ring worm can be spread to humans so be careful.
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    07-29-2013, 02:22 AM

Well, I checked on him, he had two more scabs, one medium sized, one small. I took them off carefully and then washed Luca with an iodine-based horse shampoo that (it says on the label) can be used to treat ringworm and rain rot. So...I hope it works! By the way, I just washed his butt and hip area, because it was a bit chilly.
    07-29-2013, 08:20 AM
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Batadine based shampoos are not strong enough to kill a lot of it. Lysol concentrate is a lot better. A true Fungicide like Captan or Myconizole would be the best choice and disposable gloves is a good call. I always just made sure I washed my hands good in the bucket of Captan solution I had brushes soaking in.

If you use Captan, be sure you keep it stirred up good, The Captan settles down to the bottom and does not stay in solution good, but it sure kills the stuff.
    07-29-2013, 11:04 AM
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Having just delt with this in 2 of my horses I can honestly tell you that the quicker you get on it the better.

Wear gloves when handling the horse and do NOT touch any other horse it is highly contagous to both people and other horses. Wash all your kit regularly in Dettol or similar.
Clip the hair away from the infected area (then disinfect the clippers) as the fungus feeds on hair, it also makes it far easier to treat it.
Use an Athletes foot spray or cream to treat it. AF is caused by the same fungus and AF treatments are ususaly Tolnaftate, terbinifine or myconizole.
Terbinifine and myconizole are fungistatic meaning they stop the fungus from breeding so eventualy it dies off because of old age (in this funguses case about 2 weeks)
Tolnaftate is a fungicidal so kills the fungus but may not get all in one go.

Once you have gotten rid of it you need to disinfect your stable and kreosote any wood (including fence posts and stable fittings).

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