What is wrong with my horse's leg?? Pics comming tonight! I NEED HELP!
I know that this is long, but I really need everyones help!!!!!! My horse has had a reacturring problem on both front legs, but manly her left. Here are the facts and things we have done
-Two years ago a small raised area was found on the back of her left leg. It looked like a bowed tendon, so the vet came out and looked at it. He said that it had nothing to do with her tendons or ligaments, and maybe that it was just an illergic reaction to a bug bite. He told me not to worry about it.
- The bump never fully went away, but almost
- Last fall the same thing happend again, but more extreme. Both of her front legs almost bubbled up and the hair and skin was comming off the raised areas. The vets came out and removed the hair and skin, washed it with some pink stuff and gave me a cream for the hair to grow back. They said that they really dont know what it was, but that hopefully it will go away, and you will not have to deal with it.
-This spring the same thing happend again. So I removed the hair and skin myself, washed it with iodine, and put the cream on. This time the hair grew back, but there were still a raised area on her left front leg.
-About 3 weeks ago the same thing happend. This time I put desitin on it (because i normally use desitin for scratches, and figured that if it was scratches that it would help, and if not atleast it would repel the flies)
- I also used a medicated shampoo that the vets use for fungus (It was called Malsab) That didnt seem to help.
- About a week ago I noticed that the hair was growing back really slowly on her left front. I also noticed a black spot on her skin. Now I am scared to death that my horse will not have hair on the front of her legs, or even worse, if she gets a black spot on her white legs!!!!!!
I really need everyones help! What should I do? Does this sound familiar? Please tell me any information that you can and I can further reseach it. I really have no idea what to do. Pictures are comming tonight, I really hope that everyone can help me!!!!
I love Alexis, Bindi and Maggie!