What is wrong with my horse's leg?? Pics comming tonight! I NEED HELP! - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 15 Old 07-14-2009, 09:45 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 6,179
• Horses: 4
My horse got something that looks similar but on his nose... The skin cracked and peeled and he lost all the hair. It started out as an allergy and then sun made it worse, resulting in chronic dermatitis. We have to keep it constantly covered and zinced. We treated it with a cream that was antibiotic, insect repellant and sunscreen, and now just keep it covered.

Just a thought.

Also it could be something related to/similar to greasy heel?

wild_spot is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 15 Old 07-15-2009, 10:45 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 1,284
• Horses: 4
That black spot looks like scar tissue. Is the horse out in a field?
G and K's Mom is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 07-15-2009, 11:25 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: East Texas
Posts: 1,893
• Horses: 5
Is there any history of trauma to those legs in those areas? I would talk to the vet about the possibility of sequestrums--damaged bone or other tissue from a previous traumatic accident that triggers chronic inflammation in the area. Sequestrums cause inflammation and swelling and then a draining tract to the outside of the body, then they close back over and start the cycle again.

Cindy D.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Ryle is online now  
post #14 of 15 Old 07-15-2009, 11:42 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
Posts: 3,028
• Horses: 3
if it IS a sequestrum, you need to get it checked out immediately. They require surgery. My horse had one as a three year old but after surgery she came back with no complications at all

Look like a SUPERSTAR, Ride like a FOUR STAR, Win like a ROCKSTAR
Eventers: Making BAD Dressage look GOOD!
eventerdrew is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old 07-21-2009, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 95
• Horses: 3
The vet is comming out on thursday, I am anxious to hear what she says

I love Alexis, Bindi and Maggie!
jchunterjumper is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Over the summer. More comming soon =] librahorse94 Horse Pictures 2 11-11-2008 12:09 PM
LET'S SEE Pics through your horse's ears! Arrow Horse Pictures 42 08-22-2008 03:22 PM
What are you having for dinner tonight? Kyani General Off Topic Discussion 16 02-24-2008 09:33 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome