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post #1 of 2 Old 09-23-2014, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Cannon Keratosis?

My 9 year old OTTB gelding has dry, flaky skin/hair on both of his hind cannons. When I scratch it or groom the areas, the hair falls off extremely easily. It doesn't seem to hurt him at all (in fact he greatly enjoys it when I scratch those spots!) but it's a bit of an eyesore. Google says it's Cannon Keratosis, and looking at images of it I'm inclined to agree. It is definitely not mud fever or rain scald.

Does anyone know of a way to get rid of Cannon Keratosis?

This is basically what it looks like, except my horse is a chestnut. Image pulled from Google.
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post #2 of 2 Old 09-24-2014, 02:56 AM
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My mare also suffers from cannon crud so I feel your pain! the thing that finally worked for my girl is believe it or not Generic Dandruff shampoo! It litterly took off that scruff in 1 washing with minimal scrubbing. If your horse is the sensitive type I would spot test first. The dandruff shampoo worked better than anything I have ever tried before. so far it hasn't returned! we are going on 3 weeks now.
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