3.26.2010

mystery spot

The word finally got around to me, "Harmony has a spot" from hubby, and "What happened to Harmony" concern from the daughter - and so, the 20 questions began. What I found out was that Harmony has a mysterious spot that appeared a few days before I was informed. No idea from what. No obvious injury. The skin is not broken, just a very slight skin irritation near the middle. Her hair is gone from a rather large area, in a rather odd shape. The spot doesn't bulge, and is not any warmer than any other part of her body. Not tender to the touch, and her movement is fine. Was it nerves? Did "resident pony" chew it off? Did she scrape herself in the woods? Who knows. My guess is Harmony rubbed the hair off, altho the round edge shape may indicate otherwise.

Please excuse the muddy photo, it has thankfully dried up since this photo was taken not to mention she's had many good brushings. Mud is hard to avoid with rough board, in wet WI spring weather. Her hair is already beginning to grow back. She's shedding like crazy now, too bad I can't fill in the spot!

4 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Hard to tell from the pic,but ringworm?

Kate said...

Could be a skin fungus - I use Listerine for mine - if that clears it up that could be it. Or it could be the beginnings of a sarcoid, but if it's smooth that's probably not it - sarcoids usually get bumps pretty quickly.

JeniQ said...

Bonnie has two of those on her chest too. No bumps, not rough, no heat, no broken skin, no obvious irritation. I thought it was where her blanket might have rubbed but can't be certain.

Vet didn't have a clue either -- pretty much suggested the same as Kate. Listerine bath for those two areas and see if it clears up.

Let us know what becomes of it...
~Jeni

aurora said...

Thanks for your valued input, all very possible. Today the skin on that spot was dry and flaky, whatever it is seems to be going away slowly. I think I'll leave it alone as long as it's going in the right direction and isn't spreading, otherwise sounds like listerine is the way to go. I'll be asking the vet either way when we get her spring shots & coggins done, and let you know what he says. Thanks again!!