Who wants to give a guess at what this is? *Gross Pics - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 34 Old 07-24-2013, 02:17 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,402
• Horses: 3
Bot fly larva is my guess, especially since you said you noticed it starting up several weeks ago.


I'd also be looking for a different vet. Any vet who thinks THAT is rain rot is someone I wouldn't trust to do right by my animal.
Palomine, Elana and waresbear like this.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is online now  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 34 Old 07-24-2013, 02:38 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: I was born in Germany, raised in Texas.
Posts: 824
• Horses: 5
Awwww, she is such a pretty girl. She looks like she's posing for that pic. Definitely not rain rot. I also don't believe that's caused by tack. I look forward to hearing what the vet will say once seen in person. I too am thinking parasite or some kind of bite (bug) or sting that got infected. Poor girl. :( Hope you can get to the bottom of it soon (literally). LOL
mammakatja is offline  
post #13 of 34 Old 07-24-2013, 02:41 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,824
• Horses: 12
Could be bite or sting that got infected and a fly laid eggs in. No fun to deal with. If there is necrosis the fly lays her eggs and the maggots eat the dying tissue.
QtrBel is offline  
post #14 of 34 Old 07-25-2013, 03:06 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 3,391
• Horses: 2
She is a pretty girl!!! That is an ugly wound and I would say larvae too. Yuk. Hope you get that cleaned out and healed soon.

Enjoying my Garmin and mapping trails
Visit my trail riding blog at
QOS is offline  
post #15 of 34 Old 07-25-2013, 08:23 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,045
• Horses: 0
Have a vet out. Due to this being on the spine the infection could breach into that area (even tho it is open to the outside now). If there is a parasite in there (which there may well be.. I have seen these on cattle, but not to this extent) then the vet will freeze the area and excise the parasite. Only then can healing take place.

If there is no parasite then the wound needs to be debrided and and treated accordingly.

Your horse will likely be given a booster tetanus shot (I would be all over that immediately) and be place on antibiotic therapy (if it is a parasite or not) to help the infection so she can heal.

This is too nice a horse to fool around with that sort of issue in that location.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill
(or woman!!!! ) Dinosaur Horse Trainer
Elana is offline  
post #16 of 34 Old 07-25-2013, 08:38 AM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 5,698
• Horses: 0
Is pigeon fever a possibility?

Good Luck, and she is a beautiful mare!

greentree is offline  
post #17 of 34 Old 07-25-2013, 09:40 AM
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: OK
Posts: 1,228
• Horses: 5
Any luck with a vet? Is one coming to take a look?
Posted via Mobile Device
MsLady is offline  
post #18 of 34 Old 07-25-2013, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 525
• Horses: 4
She should be out today in a couple hours. I feel horrible I didn't get her out sooner but I didn't realize what it was :-\ neither did anyone at the barn. Hopefully she can get it cleared up soon. Will let you know what it turns out to be.
Posted via Mobile Device
Trinity3205, natisha and FaydesMom like this.
SketchyHorse is offline  
post #19 of 34 Old 07-25-2013, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 525
• Horses: 4
Elana - just checked her shots & she was given a tetanus shot with her yearlies.
Posted via Mobile Device
Elana likes this.
SketchyHorse is offline  
post #20 of 34 Old 07-25-2013, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 525
• Horses: 4
I talked to the vet about it possibly being from fly larvae or bites etc. She said it could possibly be that. Although doesn't think so because then we would have seen babies & maggots. She's definitely not ruling it out. Yes, she did still think it was a form of rain rot - said she's seen rain rot like that. I could have gotten a sample tested & checked to know for sure but she told me it really wasn't necessary because her antibiotics would take care of a wide range of things.

Wound was cleaned & washed with fungal/surgical type shampoo. Works on a wide range of stuff and I have seen what this shampoo can do - it takes care of EVERYTHING. Will be cleaning every day (like I was before) but now with stuff that's actually going to work on it. Cally has a re-check appointment the following week after to see if there's any improvement. If not onto the next thing & figuring out what it could be.
SketchyHorse is offline  

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Update to my horse's healing hoof- pics may be gross to some Angel_Leaguer Hoof Care 132 05-25-2012 01:44 PM
Making sense of "furazone"????? (WARNING - Gross pics) MacabreMikolaj Horse Health 31 03-10-2010 03:29 PM
Guess what I did today? *pics!* my2geldings General Off Topic Discussion 9 06-28-2009 08:12 PM
Can anyone give this one a guess my2geldings Horse Breeds 16 02-20-2008 02:45 AM

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