Jul 292015
 

So my pretty little mare is looking a little frightening these days.  🙁    I’ve never had a horse with a skin rash before really. Truly all of my horses have been really uneventful in terms of health.

She first started with a tiny patch of weird dry scaly skin sort of near her elbow/girth area. The patch quickly spread into a larger area and then sort of stabilized. At the same time however a couple of little patches (related?) showed up on the same leg.  And in addition, she had some bumps along her side that I thought might be bug bites — but now I am wondering. Maybe they are hives?

Maybe the whole thing is an allergic response to something?

Warning – these photos look MUCH worse than it actually is – these were taken at dusk and came out kind of scary looking (to me anyway)  – the poor quality makes it look worse. you can tell that the photo doesn’t even represent her true color…..

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I also noticed that there are a ton of small bumps now to the left of the area above.  Not sure if they are hive-y or if they are going to crust up like that mess to the right of them.  🙁

And then below you can see what was a few bumps which seemed like bug bites are now multiplied and could be hives..?

 

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She doesn’t seem terribly bothered by any of them but they are bothering me to no end and I really need to figure out what they are. Anyone have any ideas?

I’m starting a betadine like shampoo on the elbow area for a couple of days and will see how it is looking in a couple of days but will then call the vet out if it’s not looking better.  Poor baby.

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