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JSMidnight 04-16-2012 08:54 PM

Dry spots or cuts on legs
 
My horse has these dry spots on his legs and he has had them awhile, but I'm not sure what to do about them. Today I noticed that one of them had a tiny amount of blood dried on it. Anyone have ideas on what it is or what I should do?


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oceanne 04-16-2012 09:01 PM

I cant see the pix you apparently have posted,but it could possibly be where bugs are chewing his legs.Get some pix up so we can take a closer look.:)Also,there are types of fungus that can do this.

JSMidnight 04-16-2012 09:05 PM

That's odd that the pictures didn't work. Here is a link. I hope it works.

http://www.horseforum.com/members/31...ht-s-leg-4087/

natisha 04-17-2012 10:58 AM

It looks like rubs or pressure marks from laying down &/or rolling.

JSMidnight 04-17-2012 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by natisha (Post 1458636)
It looks like rubs or pressure marks from laying down &/or rolling.

Is it really possible to rub marks in the grove of his leg? I would expect more of parts that stuck out.

mls 04-17-2012 11:33 AM

When he lays down, those areas contact the ground.

They are 'bed sores'.

JSMidnight 04-17-2012 12:13 PM

Then do I need to make sure he has a lot of shavings in his stall to prevent them from happening?

Eolith 04-17-2012 12:32 PM

Hmm, could they be the fungal infection called Scratches?

If they really are bedsores, you can often get special boots to put on the horse at night.

natisha 04-17-2012 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by JSMidnight (Post 1458748)
Then do I need to make sure he has a lot of shavings in his stall to prevent them from happening?

Yes but that doesn't always work. One of my horses seems to push the shavings around towards the outside of the stall & then they are too thin when she lays down. I bed really deep too. She also came with those bald spots & they will never grow hair there so it does become a weak area.

wyominggrandma 04-17-2012 08:20 PM

Scratches is seen below the fetlock joint...


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