i am wondering if anyone can help me??????? iv gone down to bring my horse in today and he has got a lot of orange spots on his face mouth and nose i tryed to wipe them off as it looked like pollen at first but then realized there is no flowers in his paddock....i have been told that he has been itching his face a lot today on the fence??? iv been on the internet for the past 2 hours and have come up with nothing so far please help.??
Posted 2011-07-21 7:01 AM (#135903 - in reply to #135880) Subject: RE: orange spots???????
Thanks for your help I will let you know I'm now going down loping into chickens as they have started going in his paddock that's the only thing that's different but I will defo let you know when I find out if I ever do. 10
Posted 2011-07-21 10:18 AM (#135909 - in reply to #135880) Subject: RE: orange spots???????
Location: Seattle "pshaw, its not raining hardly at all!" WA
some plants contain oxalic acid that can cause staining on horses lips and tongues (dandelions and buttercups are the big culprits out here, tho they make more black than orange)
are the spots the color of rust? is he rubbing his face on something? is there a tree with sap? is the spot just on the hair or does it go down to the skin? is there any sort of mark or abrasion on the skin? is it itchy?
otherwise, look and see if there's any neighborhood kids feeding him cheetoes. seriously. 'bout freaked me out the first time I saw that one....
Posted 2011-07-31 9:58 PM (#136287 - in reply to #135880) Subject: RE: orange spots???????
Might be bots, nose flies! I was just researching it myself,and sounds just like what I was reading. It can be on their legs,inside knees,mouth,nose. Its miserable and itchy,they will rub their face on legs and as they do that or lick it then gets transferred to the mouth,can irritate the mouth n then passed thru the digestive system(long process). Have you noticed him being irritable,weird acting? It makes em crazy and act out of sorts,can be dangerous to be around.