Your Thoughts On This?

Discussion in 'Horse Management' started by PINTO1980, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. PINTO1980

    PINTO1980 Gold Member

    Ok were im agisting one of the Mares has come down with these dry scaley type lumps on her rump..

    The hair is falling out in Clumps..

    What are your thoughts on what it could possibly be??


    Any ideas would be much appreciated...The owner is baffled..*#)

  2. Spider n Toby

    Spider n Toby Gold Member

    A litte pony I used to ride had this happen to him..

    He was out 24/7 un rugged and I think the owner said it was rain scald? Or something like that! It ended up going in Summer and came around the winter rain.
  3. HorseSlave

    HorseSlave Well-known Member


    Neck threadworm (Onchocerca)

    Signs: itching and rubbing of skin lumps and/or open sores mainly on the head, neck and belly; hair loss along the mane due to rubbing.

    The itchiness is an allergic response to the migrating larvae produced by the female worms which live in the major neck ligaments, apparently without harm.

    Onchocerca was once confined to northern Australia but is spreading south.

    The larvae are killed by ‘mectin’ wormers.

    ****edited to say****

    Oh, hang on, I see you said mainly on the rump. Probably not Onchocerca then :)
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2008
  4. GeeJay

    GeeJay Guest

    It looks like rain scald:)

  5. PINTO1980

    PINTO1980 Gold Member

    She has that occuring on her rump(what the pics show)..

    But has alot of hair missing on the shoulders & face...But Owner said this is due to allergy to Flys..

    I will get some picks of the front end..If the owner doesnt mind them going on here..She is fine with the rump ones.Cause she thinks that is different..

    SPID,cant be rain scald..She is rugged.
  6. Talkingshell

    Talkingshell Well-known Member

    Yes it does look like rain scalds...

    Can I ask, is her rugs washed regularly?
  7. rimes

    rimes Well-known Member

    My old girl Loleta had that earlier this year(March I think). I thought it was rain scald and washed her with a medicated horse shampoo and it went away. Havent had a problem since.
  8. Arnie

    Arnie Gold Member

    Sounds like rain scald to me.
  9. PINTO1980

    PINTO1980 Gold Member

    Clean rugs weekly..TS..

    Ok you guys keep saying rain scald..but how do they get this when they are rugged?
  10. Talkingshell

    Talkingshell Well-known Member

    Cheers, I dunno...this is why I asked to see but yes it's washed...I have no clear advise to why? Sorry:eek:
  11. izzy2512

    izzy2512 Gold Member

    Has it been washed with a medicated shampoo?
  12. dayna

    dayna Well-known Member

    Looks like rain scald to me. They can get this when rugged. Does she sweat under her rugs, are the rugs removed on a regular basis to allow the skin to breathe and the natural light get to her skin?

    It is easy to fix with a medicated shampoo and some fresh air and natural sunlight directly onto her skin.

    Hope this helps.
  13. PINTO1980

    PINTO1980 Gold Member

    yes she has been washed with several medicated shampoos..

    Also has her rugs of when possible...

  14. Arnie

    Arnie Gold Member

    Sounds like rain scald to me.
  15. izzy2512

    izzy2512 Gold Member

  16. holistichorse

    holistichorse Well-known Member

    Rain Scald

    Looks very much like rain scald to me. A couple of my clients have it at the moment. I recommend a medicated shampoo and apply calendula to the skin to soothe any irritation it may cause.
  17. mylittlepony

    mylittlepony Well-known Member

    could be ringworm, we had it at work (eek*#) ) on a bunch of 2yo's and it didnt always look like ringworm, wasnt just round scaly spots
  18. Remaani

    Remaani Guest

    Its not ringworm, looks nothing like it.
  19. smash

    smash Well-known Member

  20. mylittlepony

    mylittlepony Well-known Member

    ringworm doesnt always look like its meant to. im not saying that it is ringworm, just that its a possibility

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