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    07-10-2012, 09:24 AM
Subbing. Any updates OP?
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    07-10-2012, 11:00 AM
I am going to call the vet out today...the internet has not been much help! The flies are not bad here at all and they get sprayed daily. I've never had a horse with this. I hope it isn't staph :( I will keep y'all updated!
    07-10-2012, 11:12 AM
One more quick tip!

For ANY kind of possible infection - the last thing you want to do is "seal" the area. You just end up closing the bacteria in a nice warm place to grow. So no more liquid bandage!

Any kind of antiseptic cleanser will be good while you wait for the vet (iodine, peroxide, vetricyn)...but no ointments.

Good luck! Keep us posted...
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    07-10-2012, 01:29 PM
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    07-10-2012, 01:57 PM
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    07-10-2012, 11:05 PM
Vet tech said to try Neosporin and see what it does. Said it looks like an allergic reaction to a bite. Yuck. Plus she said to keep it very clean. Simple enough, right? ;)
    07-11-2012, 12:29 AM
I don't think the vet tech knows what she is talking about. I have worked for vets for 30 plus years and I would not give advice like that without it being seen by the vet. I assume this advice was given over the phone?
That is not a normal reaction to a bug bite. I believe you have something else going on, but then again, I am not the vet either.
Personally, I would want the vet out to do a biopsy, the tissue is trying to die off, that is the little holes and such and it is spreading rapidly according to what you said it started out like. I would not be happy with neosporin trying to fix this.
Oh well, not my horse.
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    07-11-2012, 12:39 PM
I agree. Don't allergic bug bites usually just swell up and not rot skin like this one is doing? I'd suggest calling another vet.
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    07-11-2012, 12:49 PM
Originally Posted by OutOfTheLoop    
Bbb, how long did it take to show up? My dogs is a penny sized spot on his nose, nd it started as just a bump, then the bump got bigger and I thought it was a wart. I took him in nd they pulled the top layer off down to the skin and said it was ringworm. But it looks just like that pic with the little pin prick holes ad everything.
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I betcha your dog has ring worm. Mine just got over it. Started as a bump and looked like a wart, peeled it off and it was ring worm. A nasty case of it too... went away in 1 month with treatment creams!
    07-11-2012, 12:52 PM
Well that makes me feel better. It just didnt look like it lol. I hope the vet is right, but o still don't like them lol.
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