Check it Out!
[Date Prev]  [Date Next]   [Thread Prev]  [Thread Next]  [Date Index]  [Thread Index]  [Author Index]  [Subject Index]

Re: Rain rot

In a message dated 98-07-31 23:54:40 EDT, writes:

<< I would be embarrassed to have my horse get rain rot more than once.  It
 means poor barn management. >>

While it is easy to pass judgment, this is not necessarily true.  So-called
rain rot can occur where there is no rain, where there is no exposure to other
horses, etc.  It can occur due to immunosupression, which can be caused by
age, other disease processes (sometimes very subtle), hormone deficiencies
(hypothyroidism, pituitary problems, etc.), or other problems.  While
mismanagement MAY be to blame when one sees multiple cases of rain rot over
and over again, sometimes an individual horse in an otherwise well-managed
herd will repeatedly get it, because that one horse has other problems.

Heidi Smith, DVM

    Check it Out!    

Home Events Groups Rider Directory Market RideCamp Stuff

Back to TOC