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moomoo 06-07-2008 03:54 PM

Black dots
 
Little black dots come out of Mooper's legs (back legs mainly) when you curry comb the front and back of her legs... :?

What are they?

NorthernMama 06-07-2008 08:39 PM

Bugs? Brush some onto some white paper and do some investigating. If they squish red, they're definitely bugs. Anyway, it's a lot easier to tell what it is, (bugs, dirt, etc.) once you have some on white paper.

How big are they?

PoptartShop 06-07-2008 08:52 PM

Could it be bugs? :D Or it could just be some dirt that was in her fur for awhile.

SonnyWimps 06-07-2008 10:26 PM

her nose is black...so maybe dandruff?
Bugs?
Dirt?

I'm thinking dandruff though hehe
does it seem to hurt her though?

Rachluvshorses4eva 06-07-2008 10:28 PM

Got a picture or a video?

moomoo 06-08-2008 10:23 AM

It isn't bugs :wink: I just thought it was kindof greasy :?

If i remember (and if she has it) on tuesday i will take a picture :)

My2Geldings 06-09-2008 08:14 PM

Would you be able to post a picture of them? I know here sometimes you will find (usually only with horses kept in large pastures with tall grass) bott eggs which are yellow dots on horse's legs. I would assume those are similar, eggs of a bug that is in the pasture.

I would try to look up what they are but generally speaking would not be concerned.

When I had my horses on my property I found they were really difficult to remove.


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