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IndiesaurusRex 06-28-2013 02:23 PM

Yellow "crust" in mare's ear.
 
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Hey guys.

We've got a mare in at work at the moment, arrived today, just in while her owners move house and have nowhere for her to stay.

Thing is, she's got this odd yellow crusty stuff in one of her ears, I've never really seen anything like it. I've known horses with "mould" in their ears before, but nothing like this. It's yellow and thick (I haven't touched it as I didn't want to make her earshy if it's painful), and comes up in lumps that are about 5mm in diameter and a centimeter long :?

I was just wondering if anyone knows what this might be and if there's anything we could do to make it more comfortable for her/treat it?

Attaching pictures, and one of her cute patootie little face :wink:

Speed Racer 06-28-2013 02:34 PM

Yellow and crusty? Sounds like ticks have been at her.

waresbear 06-28-2013 02:45 PM

I never had a horse with ticks or mites in their ears, no experience with those pests, however I have seen horses with yellow crusties in there. It was caused by biting little bugs, gnats maybe? Anyways, I cleaned out the ears with an antiseptic & then wiped the inside & outside of the ears with bug repellant. You can also use a flymask with ear netting.
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GamingGrrl 06-28-2013 02:46 PM

I have no idea about the crust, but wow she is gorgeous! What a noble looking head.
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IndiesaurusRex 06-28-2013 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Speed Racer (Post 2919514)
Yellow and crusty? Sounds like ticks have been at her.

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Originally Posted by waresbear (Post 2919586)
I never had a horse with ticks or mites in their ears, no experience with those pests, however I have seen horses with yellow crusties in there. It was caused by biting little bugs, gnats maybe? Anyways, I cleaned out the ears with an antiseptic & then wiped the inside & outside of the ears with bug repellant. You can also use a flymask with ear netting.
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Insect irritation would make sense, but I would have thought it would be in both ears? She will be getting a thorough bath tomorrow (came in absolutely filthy and very moulty and dandruffy for what should be a summer coat by now, so I'll try softening it off with hibiscrub and picking it out.

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Originally Posted by GamingGrrl (Post 2919602)
I have no idea about the crust, but wow she is gorgeous! What a noble looking head.
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She is, isn't she? I'm guessing she may be a Highland, she's got the body for it, but I haven't seen her passport so I don't know what she is, apart from stunning! Don't even know her name yet :lol:


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