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post #1 of 8 Old 07-03-2013, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Is it rain rot??

I was recently given my first horse. She's a beautiful 3 year old bay quarter horse. I groom her everyday and frequently spray her with fly spray. A few weeks ago I noticed a bald grey spot on her back. My first thought was rain rot. So I went and bought her some stuff that treats rain rot. I've been treating it everyday like the bottle says but I'm not seeing any improvement in fact I've been noticing MORE spots! Some on her face, above her eye, and on her belly, they just keep appearing!! I'm worried about her. I want to make it better but don't know how! Is it rain rot or something totally different?? Please help!
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-03-2013, 05:26 AM
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Can you take some photos of it? It could be many things, and the first that I'm thinking of is ringworm.
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I agree. If it started as one and then multiplying I would guess ringworm.
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I will put pics up as soon as I can. I dewormed her this year.
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Ringworm is a fungus, not an actual parasite. ;) So it's very possible.
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and aren't worms internal, and ringworm external? I can't remember. But if you call your vet they would most likely give you something for it. When my dog got ringworm from a baby rabbit she got medicine and we got free wipes to wipe on the area too
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I will put pics up as soon as I can. I dewormed her this year.
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A vet once told me that some worms are immune to the dewormer, so even though most die away, some stay and then they multiply. I'd suggest worming her again except with a different dewormer, which was the vets advice. If the worms were immune to the first dewormer it will be the same for the offspring, so maybe the other dewormer will kill the worms once and for all. Here's an article on how to tell if a horse has worms: How to Tell if a Horse has Worms | eHow
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A vet once told me that some worms are immune to the dewormer, so even though most die away, some stay and then they multiply. I'd suggest worming her again except with a different dewormer, which was the vets advice. If the worms were immune to the first dewormer it will be the same for the offspring, so maybe the other dewormer will kill the worms once and for all. Here's an article on how to tell if a horse has worms: How to Tell if a Horse has Worms | eHow
Well from reading this article I don't think it's worms. But I was grooming her yesterday and scabs are starting to fall off and new hair is growing back! I think that's good. :) I have been using mtg on it so should I keep using it now that hair is growing back?
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