My mare has a bald spot under her left eye. Is this rain rot? I saw her rubbing it, but I don't know if it's the cause. I may be able to post pics later.
Mine has a decent hair coat and his skin seems ok. Would this suggest lice then?It is common for lice to make bald spots around the eyes, especially right above them. Does she also have a rough hair coat and flakes and scruffy skin? Most skin problems seen this time of year are due to a Vitamin A deficiency. Lice, rain rot, scruffy skin, goopy or crusty eyes -- all are cured by getting a horse sufficient Vitamin A. It is much better to fix the cause than to just treat skin problems over and over until green grass (with its vitamin A) actually fixes it.