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Breezy2011 03-02-2013 05:59 PM

Ringworm....
 
Breeze has ringworm...:-( Right now it is only on her face, but I was wondering what could I do to help it go away... I know if I leave it, it will go away eventually, but I want to have it gone sooner or later... so what should I do? Call the vet? Is there anything I could use that is a homemade remedy or something? Please help... this is what it looks like... and this is the only area where it is right now.

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Breezy2011 03-02-2013 06:00 PM

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poppy1356 03-02-2013 06:06 PM

Uh it will not go away on its own. It is highly contagious even for humans. That means you can get it. Since you really have no idea what you are dealing with it is best to call your vet on this. You might not need to have them out but they can give you stuff to treat it and tell you what to do.

You will have to disinfect everything that has touched this horse.

Breezy2011 03-02-2013 06:08 PM

I am washing my brushed in bleach tonight and throwing the halters and leads in the the wash... The person who told me she had it said it would eventually go away... she is in with 2 other horses though. I also did research and everywhere it said it would eventually go away. I don't believe I can seperate her.

I also read on this forum that vinegar works?

Breezy2011 03-02-2013 06:13 PM

Any ideas on how to clean a leather halter???

poppy1356 03-02-2013 06:19 PM

You must separate. She will spread it to the other horses and then they will pass it back to her and its a vicious cycle that will not end until a responsible owner takes care of it.

It is highly contagious it will spread. Please call your vet.

GamingGrrl 03-02-2013 06:21 PM

Athlete's foot cream works, seperate your horses immediately and wash you hands thoroughly afte handling her. Disinfect your brushes and any shared tack.
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snickersandme 03-02-2013 06:25 PM

I've bought fungial sprays designed for horses and they always work.
When it's on the face I just put it on a cotton ball or wipe.
Good luck :)
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Breezy2011 03-02-2013 06:29 PM

Thank you, I will ask if I can seperate her, but there are cows in every other pen... if I seperate her she will give it to the cows, the cows will give it back to her (the cows gave it to her first over the fence)

I am going to clean everything tonight with bleach. I will scrub everything that cannot be washed. Everything I own is used only on Breeze, no other horse, except the occasionally brushing the other horse with her brushes.

Today I washed my hands really well once I got home, I am also worried about out dogs and cats getting it, so I am taking extra precaution not to bring it home from the farm...

I will contact the vet tomorrow (maybe tonight) and ask to seperate, but I am not sure if they will let me... If I can't, I guess there is no way for me to stop it from spreading to the other horses other then not using any of my tack or brushes on them

Breezy2011 03-02-2013 06:29 PM

Thank you, I will ask if I can seperate her, but there are cows in every other pen... if I seperate her she will give it to the cows, the cows will give it back to her (the cows gave it to her first over the fence)

I am going to clean everything tonight with bleach. I will scrub everything that cannot be washed. Everything I own is used only on Breeze, no other horse, except the occasionally brushing the other horse with her brushes.

Today I washed my hands really well once I got home, I am also worried about out dogs and cats getting it, so I am taking extra precaution not to bring it home from the farm...

I will contact the vet tomorrow (maybe tonight) and ask to seperate, but I am not sure if they will let me... If I can't, I guess there is no way for me to stop it from spreading to the other horses other then not using any of my tack or brushes on them


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