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Sores on horse's hips

Postby Sparky-TN » Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:56 pm

We have a sixteen month old black racking mare. Yesterday we were petting her, when we found several clusters of sores scabbed over, on her hips. Does anybody have a clue of what this could be? We really can't see them because of the black hair, but you sure can feel them! Thanks a lot. Sparky
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Postby msscamp » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:03 pm

Sparky, are the sores on both hips or just one? Where about on her hips?
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Postby Just_a_girl » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:06 pm

rain rot maybe?
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Postby Sparky-TN » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:16 pm

They are on both hips. At the top of her hips, as they start turning down. Also when you scatch her she has a white powder like dusting under her hair.
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Postby Sparky-TN » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:18 pm

I don't know what is rain rot?
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Postby msscamp » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:26 pm

A link to a description of rain rot.

http://www.equusite.com/articles/health ... nRot.shtml
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Postby J&T Farm » Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:15 pm

Rain rot. Iodine shampoo bath. This will kill the fungus and you will be back to normal.

This is usually seen more in the spring and early summer though.
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Postby fellersbarnoneranch » Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:21 am

sounds like rain rot--fungus...can use a 3-1 water bleach...but it kinda burns em a little....we got it pretty bad winter before last. If you have one that tends to turn up with it....give them a place to dry out in wet weather.
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Postby Alan » Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:02 am

J&T and Fellers are right on about rain rot. If it is rain rot you can also use 1% iodine mixed 50% with water in a spray bottle.

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Postby TCFC » Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:39 pm

Sounds bang on like rain rot to me, the advice given abovie is what I would reccommend ;)

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