Treatment for reoccuring ringworm

My question is I've been treating my gelding for ringworm the last month and seems to be getting better in one spot only to find it in another part of his body. What would you recommend for treatment of this fungus?......My question is I've been treating my gelding for ringworm the last month and seems to be getting better in one spot only to find it in another part of his body. What would you recommend for treatment of this fungus?......

Story originally posted by: Dr. Michael Lowder, DVM, MSUniv. of GA School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Lowder:
My question is I’ve been treating my gelding for ringworm the last month and seems to be getting better in one spot only to find it in another part of his body. What would you recommend for treatment of this fungus?……

Thanks
Eddie

Eddie,

The first thing to remember is that ringworm (dermatophytosis) is zoonotic (you can get it form your horse). Second, is that you must keep your burshes, saddle, saddle pad, blanket, etc. clean or you will just be reinfecting him everytime you use one of them. Thirdly, I would suggest that you use a dilute bleach solution (sodium hypochlorite 0.5%) and a 1% chlorhexidine solution both of which should do the job.

Good Luck,
Dr. Lowder

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