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    Default Hot Spot? Or Something More?

    Hi everyone,

    My poor baby Axle has a really red, bloody and sore looking patch on his tail. He has ripped out a huge chunk of fur from the area, and he will not leave it alone.

    I am taking him to the Vet this arvo for his Booster shot, so I'm obviously going to ask to the Vet to check it out, but when I managed to convince Axle to let me touch his tail and have a look, (he wouldn't let me near it at first ) I could make out a ring. But my mum reckons its just the way the blood has dried on his skin. I hoping it's just a hot spot, and not ring worm or some sort of disease.

    Have you guys experienced something similar?
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    My cattle x kelpie (Jess) used to get these on her tail up near her butt...a perfect cirlce (hotspot)...I "think" a flea bite caused this with her..she only needed one flea to bite her and she'd be itching like mad to the point of blood!
    I used citrigen (I think that's what it's called)...it's a purlpe/pink anticeptic spray used for horses, cows ect..I'd spray it on the area and it's heal up within days! The only thing with this stuff is...it gets everywhere and stains..EEKK!!!

    I'd keep her up to date with frontline, but it wasn't enough so I had to do it every 3 weeks rather than every month in summer.

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    Yeah this one is right near his butt! I just called home to see how he is and mum said he is still attacking it like mad and no matter what she does he won't leave it alone. I feel sorry for him that he can't see the Vet for another 4 hours Hopefully he can give us a spray like the one you mentioned. I'll let you know what it is
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    Poor fella It not only drives them mad..but it also drives us crazy watching them too!

    You can get the spray I mentioned from produces and saddleries...but best to leave it now untill you see the vet

    The vet might want to do a skin scraping...just incase as it might be fungal.

    Let us know how he goes

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    possibly ringworm

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    Hey,

    Axle is fine, the vet said it was some sort of bite, either by a flea or a bee or something and he has just attacked the shit out of it lol. So he gave us an ointment to put on 3-4 times a day until it runs out. And Axle also weighs 29.1 kilo's, what a fatty! (for a cattle dog hahaha)
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    That's great news!! no pricey skin scrapings and tests

    Jess was an average 28kgs...(cattle x kelpie)...bit of a fatty too..hehe

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    Aww hehe, but they are so cute when they are pudgy hehehe
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