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Hey all new here! Haha just wanted to ask for some ideas and help with a few horse health problems I have at the momment. I have 2 horses one appy x tb and one tb xracehorse. Ok...I have a few things that have happened to them and tried all sorts of things to fix but havent been able to.
#1 - tb xracehorse = brought him...1yr ago maybe, from dessert and i live on the coast....since bringing him he has lost fur across his front chest...and has many small lumps that come and go...like hard lumps. Im not quite sure how to explain and i dont no what they are exactually. They remain with or without a rug, he only got them when he moved to ours. So im thinking climate...or somesthing in the paddok or something. Hmmm i will get photos for this instead to give you an idea.
#2 - appy x tb - recently gotten lumps over one side of his rump...but you can pick them off. However they are like in his skin. I have washed these in iodine and they seem to have gone down but not disappeared. I will get photos also.
#3 - appy - ever since ive had him has had an eye problem...like just get gunky...not too bad but its allways sorta like sleep i guess - human equivilant. haha i can get photos too. Heard putting cold tea with syringe in his eye can help not sure though??? no anything??? ill get photos of this also
#4 - thoroughbred - has like on his hind heels, sores or some sort getting photos!!!
ok i need photos cause im really bad at explaining and ill be here all day. Please dont respond till i get photos of these....which will be asap. Come back soon to check when i hav ephotos thanks!!!!!
Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!!
Just wanted to say, please don't flush his eye with tea.
This is all from my personal experience, this may, or may not be what is affecting your horse. Im no veterinarian, ive just seen -allot- in my years on a boarding facility with horses constantly coming and going ^^
When I discovered it:
The day the vet resected it:
(yes, there are gnats in the wound, it was summer and they were vicious.. but worry not! iodine and epsom salts drove em off ;D)
Pictures of your guys would help greatly =) And perhaps you should consider calling your vet out. For an examination and recommendation of treatment, they wont charge that much, i dont think. Call your vet and talk to them.. ask them if they could come out and give you an evaluation =)
And my advice is strictly an opinion based on the problems you described coupled with my personal experience.. and im not a vet! Haha!
Good luck! and Welcome!
For #4 could it be greasy heel? unsure unless i saw pics and alot of appys eyes are pink and therefore are more likely to weep have "sleep" in them, the appy i used to own eyes used to weep all the time particularly in summer so i would suggest keeping a flymask on him during the day in summer/spring and wash his eyes out with cold water and clean sponge every day.
for numbers 1-3 I would agree with Skippy and for four if its like little scabby things its probably scratches (also called greasy heel) and for those its good to scrub with iodine to soften the scabs, your horse prob. won't like it but you have to do it and also mikro tek shampoo works well for scratches as well as rain rot and other fungi
Wanted to add, that with Rain Rot, if its progressed far enough, the little clammy bumps wont "go away" per say, they will need to be picked/curried off. I'm having to deal with this problem now with Joey and Rain, since my ex let them live in squalor for a month until i could pick them up.
The iodine will kill the Rain Rot, but you will need to remove the remainder of the bumps by hand. If they continually come back afterwards, then it may not be Rain Rot.
So long as their coats stay brushed and aerated, you will not have to worry about Rain Rot reforming. It will generally form if it rains on your horse, and the fur dries in clumps and then bakes in the sun. (this is what ive found from my personal experience)
Hope all is well!
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