January 10, 2012 08:10
Q: Dr. Domoslai, I would like to know if ear aural plaques are contagious to my other two horses? Do they need to be separated? Can my horse give them to other horses? Thank you sir fore your time, hope to hear from you. Happy Holidays also. Judy
A: Hey Judy thanks for the question. Aural Plaques are not contagious to other horses. Horses with a particular sensitivity/allergy to insect bites get aural plaques. Treatment is always aimed at reducing insect bites on the inside of the ear and treating the plaques with a soothing emollient or ointment.