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    Small bumps on horses butt??

    My horse just developed all these hard smaller sized bumps all on the top of his butt and clustered together, no where else. You can't see them but you can feel them when you run your hand across the area. I was thinking it might be rain rot? We just had a week of rain almost everyday and the temperature has dropped alot, getting pretty cold especially at night. He was just de-wormed last week so I am thinking that rules out ringworm?? but am not one hundred percent sure. Also he was put in an area with weeds to chow down for a few days so am thinking it could have been an allergic reaction? any ideas of what it could be and what I should do to help clear this up? Thank so much I am worried.
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    Ringworm is fungal...I don't know if wormers protects against fungal illness but if they don't it could still be ringworm.
    That's all I know, sorry I can't help.

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    My horse had the same thing and I also thought rain rot. Turns out it was dirt clumped together by his skin that made me feel the bumps. Good grooming and all was better.
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    you know,. just in case it's a combination of all the above, you could bathe him with an anti-fungal shampoo and give him a good combing afterward. give him some loving and clear up fungal issues all at once. of course, if it is allergies, it may not work. couldn't hurt, though, as it would get the pollen or whatever off of him.

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    Thank you I am going out tonight. I also saw a circular bald patch on his face too so it really does seem to be a fungas. I will try everything! I heard ivory dish soap with betadine combo 2:1 ratio works well, rinse then applying vinegar and water rinse then try a topical balm like athletes foot. Hopefully between all of this we are sure to kill that nasty fungas Should he be quarantined from the other horses in pasture until it is cleared up?
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    Hi Makyo, I just looked into it... regular de-worming doesn't protect against fungas so I can't rule that out.
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    Fungal infections can spread pretty quickly and I just looked it up and Ringworm is apparently highly contagious so my advice would be to quarantine at least for now. Fungal stuff is also pretty persistent. HOWEVER, my advice is to call a vet - not necessarily to have them come out but more to find out what sort of isolation if any is really required for fungal infections because I don't know.

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    It was confirmed that Izzy does indeed have rain rot so I have been treating him. I felt rain rot on the owners mare and it was much smaller bumps than what my guy has. Does anyone know if the bumps shrink? What the stages look like? I am told that I will need to pick off the scabs and right now they are HUGE! ew lol. He had a bath today in betadine and Ivory dish soap and looking for a rain blanket at the moment too.
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