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post #1 of 4 Old 06-06-2012, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Bald spot on back of hind leg.

Okay, so this morning I went out and worked with the kid this morning. As I went to clean up his legs I noticed that his left hind looked like it still had a lot of hair that wasn't shedding so I brushed it out and pulled a whole bunch out with my fingers. Then I noticed that it wasn't shedding, but that there was actually a bald sport forming. It was not a uniform round spot it was irregularly shaped and about 3 inches by 2 inches in size. The skin was scaly and rough. I didn't put anything on it because I didn't know what it was. I do have some anti fungal cream though. What are your thoughts.
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-07-2012, 12:55 PM
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sounds like a skin fungus. A pic would help. By default, clean it well with anti fungal shampoo and put some kind of topical wound dressing on it. If it's bad the horse may need antibiotices
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post #3 of 4 Old 06-07-2012, 09:40 PM
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Is it on the side of his hocks per-chance?

My guys get rough, semi-bald patches there from laying on the ground and pushing off to get up. I pretty much ignore it unless it makes a sore.

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post #4 of 4 Old 06-07-2012, 09:49 PM
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Sounds like a fungus. Clean it really well (I like to use 2 tbl spoons betadine scrub with 2 cups water) and I'm not sure if you want to let it breathe or to cover it with something medicated.. you'll have to figure that out on your own or ask your vet.

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