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Post by Hayley on Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:58 pm

I'm going to go mad one of these days.

Thriller now has a bald spot on his muzzle and another that looks like it is about to go bald.

There was a stray dog running about but there's always cats dogs foxes new horses etc about. If it's ringworm it could be what that other beast had but hers went from two circles to very raw sore blister type things.

Can't take any more bloody horse drama!!!!!
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Post by Eleanor on Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:36 pm

Oh, dear! sad That's awful! Do you have any anti-fungal wash?

I think it's extremely likely that that's what Stella has, though. In which case, her owner owes you a huge apology.
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Post by Hayley on Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:14 pm

It's just weird looking. It's like a scald but no blisters. Like an old one. V strange. I'm working tomorrow 13hrs so on thurs I may pop over to the vet if it's worse. He has been known to scrape himself on the stable door before.
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Post by LyndaW on Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:18 pm

Well there we are - ringworm, all is explained. No-one's fault - it happens. And can be cured.
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Post by Shisa on Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:43 am

At least if it is ringworm it's treatable, not the end of the world and not something you caused.
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Post by Caryll on Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:22 am

Let us know how you (& the horses) get on.

Does a horse vet charge an arm & a leg the way small animal vets do?

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Post by Lorraine on Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:59 am

Ringworm can lie dormant in wood for decades before becoming active - in no way is this your fault.
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Post by Caryll on Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:09 am

Lorraine wrote:Ringworm can lie dormant in wood for decades before becoming active - in no way is this your fault.

I didn't know that!! shocked

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Post by Shisa on Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:17 am

Yes. The spores are very hardy and bleach doesn't really kill them like flea or worm eggs.
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Post by Caryll on Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:11 pm

Scary! You learn something new every day. happy

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Post by Eleanor on Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:09 pm

It's a nuisance. Last year, the winter we had was extremely mild, so none of the ringworm was killed off. Come spring and summer, the entire herd of dairy cattle up at the farm had ringworm. It then passed onto the beef unit and the equine yard!
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Post by Hayley on Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:20 pm

I don't think it is the scrape on his nose is healing the way I expect a scrape would. There is still the random circular scabby bit in his chin that is worryin me so I'm keeping a good right eye and trying hard not to snog him. That usually doesn't work though he just too cute.
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Post by Hayley on Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:21 pm

Caryll wrote:Let us know how you (& the horses) get on.

Does a horse vet charge an arm & a leg the way small animal vets do?

Worse. Lol

One vet trip cost me £85 and I had a jab. That was it.
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Post by Caryll on Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:20 am

That's strange, isn't it?

When we lived in Wales our vet was really cheap (by comparison) - apparently the welsh hill farmers were too tight to pay much!

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