Post Number: 50
|Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 10:38 am: ||
My filly was given a vitamin E/selenium injection at a day old. She jumped around a lot, but the vet was eventually able to give her the injection. The spot on her neck where she was given this shot, is now dark, almost black. She is a buckskin, so this black blemish really stands out on her gold coloring. She is now a yearling, and still has this blemish. The skin of this spot is a different texture than her 'normal' skin, it seems thicker and somewhat rough. Is there anything I can put on this site to reduce the discoloration? Or return this spot of skin to normal?
Post Number: 375
|Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 06:08 am: ||
This won't help you with her blemish but why on earth would your vet give a one day old filly a shot in her neck? We never give foals neck shots, we always put them in the hip.
Post Number: 51
|Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 07:43 am: ||
I have NO idea! She had just drawn blood for the IgG snap test, and maybe decided to give her the shot in the neck while I had ahold of her. I had read that foals could get shots in the hip, but didn't know it was the preferred area. Live and learn....I will never allow this to happen in any future foals. **sigh**
Post Number: 117
|Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 10:21 am: ||
Shelley-so sorry about what happened; she is such a pretty girl though even with the blemish. I have no idea what would help it, but maybe rubbing vitamin E oil on it would help? It can't hurt her....
Post Number: 621
|Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 11:03 am: ||
She sure is a pretty girl! How strange...I hope someone on here can give you somethings to try. Have you tried shaving the area to stimulate new hair growth? Good Luck...she sure is pretty!
Post Number: 39
|Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 12:45 pm: ||
Shelley, what a beautiful girl! I'm confused also on why a vet would give a newborn a shot in the neck! Doesn't really help you now though I think what Jan said sounds like a good idea, let us know if you have any luck.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 07:42 pm: ||
Have you ever shaved the area to see if the skin is a different pigment than the surrounding skin?
I think what you could try would depend on if the problem is the skin or the hair. Although at a year old I imagine she's shed out enough that if it was just the hair new 'normal' colored hair would have taken it's place.
The black spot doesn't look like it's an area where a shot would normally be given ,although if she was jumping around at the time there's no telling where it actually went in.
Sorry I haven't any other suggestions. I can say that I have a gray 2 year old colt (born dark bay) that has a white spot about the size of a fist on the point of his shoulder. He never received an injury there.
I've also seen chestnuts & buckskins with random black spots (no appy blood) so maybe it's not related to the shot, just a coincidence?