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post #1 of 5 Old 05-25-2020, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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My girl 1 and 2 months has this on her on both sides in the back what could it be
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-25-2020, 07:45 PM
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Hard to say, could be ringworm? For a grown horse, I'd wash in anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and see if that gets rid of it(also wash any brushes, rugs etc, and call the vet if that doesn't treat it. But not sure on a 1-2 mo baby. At any rate, for a young foal I'd call the vet anyway.
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-26-2020, 08:01 AM
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Looks like hot spots from lying down and having to work to get up. I've seen them more on hocks but if same place on both sides then it is something she is doing. Does need to be treated. What type of bedding is she on?

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post #4 of 5 Old 05-28-2020, 05:36 PM
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^if it's from lying down struggling to get up, def needs to be seen by a vet. Very bad sign for a baby especially!
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-28-2020, 05:52 PM
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I'd be more inclined to think it's a skin condition, because that looks like the soft area of the flank, not up high by the hip. My mare gets sores on her hocks when the ground gets hard, but she's never gotten them in that area.
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