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post #1 of 2 Old 07-24-2015, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Teeny tiny bumps on horse's back

Yesterday I noticed that my gelding has teeny tiny bumps pretty much all over his back to about halfway down his ribs. They caused him no discomfort, couldn't see any itchiness, and when I rinsed him off, it looked like tiny little scabs were coming off. I know it's been raining a LOT in the evenings and that's when they're turned out, and the flies, gnats, and other "non-friendlies" have been ridiculously awful this year because of all that rain. The BO's daughter said a couple of the mares has the same thing a week or two ago. The mares and geldings are separated, so he wouldn't have come into contact with them.

Any thoughts on what it is? I'm going to do a medicated shampoo bath next time I'm out just in case. If they're still there, I'll try to get a picture, but you almost can't see them and you can barely feel them - feels like goosebumps on people skin without actually being goosebumps. I let the BO know so she can tell the girls to keep an eye out for anything strange. Honestly, they don't pay attention at all to the horses when they come in OR go out, so I doubt they'd notice anything anyway.

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post #2 of 2 Old 07-24-2015, 03:50 PM
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It is most likely rain rot.

When you shampoo him him, use a quality antifungal shampoo. both small and large animal vets should sell products that are livestock and dog/cat safe.

I use MalAcetic but, I have to order it.

As long as there are NOT any open sores, make a 50-50 mix of original Listerine & water. WalMart's Listerine is cheaper than the real stuff.

Soak the affected area with the mix, brush with a stiff bristled brush, wipe again with a paper towel, then soak the affected areas again and turn him loose

Don't forget to sterilize the brush before using it, again on this horse or any other horse.

I do that twice daily to one of my horses. While we have had some good gully washers, our humidity has been horrible and is causing my horse's mild rain rot issues.

Along with being a healing agent, The Listerine/water seems to have a very soothing effect. But, there is alcohol in Listerine which is why it should not be used on raw or seeping skin.
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