ear funk? anyone see anything like this before?

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  1. Rachel1786

    Rachel1786 Senior Member

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    This is the ear of a mare that boards at our barn.
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    She's always had it to some degree (been boarding with us for over a year but I've known the owner for over 5 years) normally it's just unsightly but lately she has been sensitive to get a halter on and off of. Owner says she'll have the vet out to check it when she has money. Could it be warts? Or a fungal thing? Doesn't seem to be contagious as shes out with my mare and she's never had anything like it.
    Any thoughts?
     
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    Bakkir Senior Member

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    Agree it is plaque. Best cheapest thing to use is the original Crest toothpaste. Slather it on and let it dry for a few days. The plaques will fall off once dried all the way through.
     
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    Rachel1786 Senior Member

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    Thanks, gross lol, I resorted to using my mares rope halter to turn her out since getting a regular halter over her head has been such a nightmare

    I'll pass this info along to her owner, although I'm not sure applying it would go well.
     
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    Ya the trick is to get it on and then just leave it. Horses hate being picked at. But I promise it does work.
     

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