Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
Ringworm is a good thought.
The other thing that came to my mind first, is the horse and is horribly allergic to tick bites and has been itching itself half to death.
I agree to ask the vet to do a skin scraping. You need to know if that really is ringworm, which is contagious, or a severe allergic reaction to something.
Also, you mentioned the horse came from a rescue facility. That means his immune system was weakened, before the facility got him and it’s highly unlikely they had extra funds to spend the money on extra supplements for him.
Were he mine, I would start him on a Vitamin E supplement that does NOT have selenium added, unless you know for fact your area is low in selenium.
I feed my horses an extra 3,000 IU daily but they can have more, if I ended to up it. I buy mine from HorseTech. The company is great to do business with and knowledgeable. They also custom mix supplements if needed. A five pound container lasts me ~3 months for two horses.
The Vitamin E is a great immune booster and will enhance the coat and hooves over time.
That said, you need get some topical treatment on those raw places. Did the vet give you anything when he gave you the antibiotics?
Please keep us updated and welcome to the forum:)
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