Funny "bug-bite" bumps on neck with crusty stuff...what are they?
One of our horses has some funny bumps at the neck/shoulder junction on her right side. They feel like tiny bug bites, but when I scratch them, the hair comes off with some yellow crusty stuff. Kinda like what you would see with tick bites. And they ARE itchy...the horse LOVES when I scratch them.
Now it's definitely NOT huge chunks of hair coming off, and it just looks like a normal pink scab underneath. I don't think they're tick bites because there are a lot of the little bumps in a line along the slope of the shoulder. She hasn't been anywhere near woods or long grass, and I probably would have seen at least SOME ticks. I guess they could be bug bites, although it's awfully early for bugs around here.
Some sort of fungus, maybe? Would trying an antifungal cream hurt anything? I thought maybe hives, but it is just limited to that little line on her neck. She nevers wears a blanket, so it's not irritation from that. Anyone ever seen something like this?