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post #1 of 5 Old 10-07-2013, 05:39 AM Thread Starter
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wheepy lumps

My daughters pony has started to have lumps under the skin and they weep and scab up they are itchy as can tell by the pony's reaction if I touch them ,to start with I thought it was a hygiene issue as the were only across the withers but they now have appeared on his neck and one on his leg, I' ve started washing him down with hibi scrub and this has got rid of the scabs but the lumps are still there.
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-07-2013, 08:21 AM
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Could you post pictures? It could be an allergic reaction, maybe some kind of bug bite. Just as a precaution I would make sure to use separate grooming tools and disinfect them between uses just in case whatever it is may be contagious.
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-07-2013, 08:50 AM
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Sounds a lot like Ringworm to me. Does each lump lift off with all of the hair attached leaving a weepy sore beneath it? If it is, it is wildly contagious to other horses (and people) and can spread with brushes, tack and people. It will take aggressive treatment with a fungacide. We have used Captan dust mixed in water. It does not burn or hurt horses and is very effective. Soak or burn all brushes and pads that have come in contact with it. Then, try to figure out where it came from. I have seen it cycle through training and boarding barns and just keep recycling.

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They might be infected bug bites - bugs create a puncture wound that microscopic bacteria can easily get into and start breeding.
Keeping them well washed with an antibacterial scrub should clear them up but you should make certain that you don't have a case of ringworm - as you haven't posted pics its hard to know
Its also possible for larvae from eggs laid in a tiny sore to develop under the horses skin and grow into a maggot(s) that will emerge when fully grown.
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-07-2013, 04:51 PM
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One of our horses has this currently on the side of her face. It is from laying in fire ants out in the pasture.
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