Rain Rot???

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  • Naimi95 Original Poster Naimi95
    Topics Started: 4Replies Posted: 14

    When I run my hand down my mares back and rump it’s really lumpy, is this rain rot or a really bad case of dandruff? how long does it take for rain rot to form and what can I do to get rid of it during very cold weather?

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    This is a question best addressed to your vet or some other person who is both knowledgeable and can actually see the horse.

    It is never the horse's fault

    Joan Fry
    Topics Started: 11Replies Posted: 324

    If you’re feeling lumps, your mare might be having an allergic reaction to something in her environment. Is this the first time you noticed it? Has anything in her environment changed? When my husband was training, a couple of horses (out of about 30) suddenly developed lumps under their skin. He finally tracked down the culprit. One of the grooms had changed detergent when she washed their blankets. I doubt what you’re seeing is rainrot or dandruff. If it persists, call your vet in. And let us know what he or she says!

    Naimi95 Original Poster Naimi95
    Topics Started: 4Replies Posted: 14

    I think she gets it every winter. I inspected it closer and it looks like clumps of skin and dirt stuck in her fur but if I use the cury comb for even a couple minutes she’ll bleed. She’s been at the same place most her life (she’s 15 y/o) and nothing has changed. Some of the other horses get it but not quite as bad.

    Naimi95 Original Poster Naimi95
    Topics Started: 4Replies Posted: 14

    Slight food change slipped my mind

    Joan Fry
    Topics Started: 11Replies Posted: 324

    She’s very pretty. Just thought I’d add that! It’s not fly bites because it’s too cold for flies and she gets it in the winter. Maybe something in the soil? Now I’d like to know what she has too!

    Naimi95 Original Poster Naimi95
    Topics Started: 4Replies Posted: 14

    could it be some sort of fungus?

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    It could be almost anything, and probably requires the attention of a vet and medication. There is something really wrong if she bleeds when you brush it.

    It is never the horse's fault

    Mapale Mapale
    Topics Started: 4Replies Posted: 421

    It does sound like rain rot – and if it is you’ll need to fight the infection before it becomes systemic. OTOH – if it is hives against the detergent on her blanket and you irritate it further by treating it for rain rot – then you’ll have a bigger problem. Best to get a vet out to look at it and give you a prescription to fight it. Good luck!

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