Started three days ago. Hasn’t really changed much since. Doesn’t seem to phase him.
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Ringworm is my suspicion. The hair and skin debris and dirt will crust up together. The actual fungus lives in, and consumes, the hair. You can peel it off if it crusts over. Will be about the size of a quarter, maybe a little bigger. Skin beneath may look a little raw.
IF that's what it is, just peel it off to expose the skin beneath to air. Don't be surprised if there's a little pus. Clean the area well with soap and water, then scrub with iodine. Be sure to wash your hands, and don't touch anything more than you have to as humans can get them too (Knock on wood, I personally haven't had a ringworm spot since I was a kid and I handle horses with them on the regular, it's just par for the course around here in the summer). Outback, bless her baby filly heart, was ate up with ringworm and rain rot last summer. I gave her a literal sponge bath in iodine and peroxide last October. Cleared it up, but the scabby stuff stayed in her baby hair and it was impossible to curry out. She felt so gross to touch. Poor girl. Once she shed out all her baby hair this spring/summer she's not had ringworm or rain rot again.
We do suspect ringworm now as well and I'm treating him for it. Thanks! I bought him today but his previous owner's dad is dating a large animal vet...lol... and she said ringworm as well and the Kote I got at Fleet Farm is garbage and to use a human fungal spray instead. I'm so worried I'm going to get it too! ha UCK!