One of the donkeys, Lily, was also suffering from rain scald
- a skin disease seen in equines - which was clearly causing discomfort.
Even horse-racing stars have been sent to slaughter or found in a state of neglect, such as 1984 Grand National winner Hallo Dandy, who was found without proper food and shelter and covered with sores from rain scald
He was suffering from rain scald
from being left out with no shelter.
The young colt was seized under the Control of Horses (Wales) Act after being found without his mother on a rubbish site in South Wales; in an emaciated state and was riddled with worms and lice, as well as suffering with painful rain scald
on his spine.
There seems to be an increase in skin conditions, including mud fever, rain scald
and often ringworm," she said.
The land had good grazing; a vet expert had said the best way to treat rain scald
was to let it heal naturally.
He was pretty much skin and bones, covered in rain scald
and very poor indeed with mud fever, swollen legs, the whole lot.
According to the charges, the men failed to address overgrown hooves and an infection called Rain Scald
, with "associated crusting of the skin", on a dark brown donkey called Lily.
There was a lot of dealing going on in the car park animals that I believe were not fit for sale - very underweight, with severe rain scald
- one of the horse's backs was completely bald, and it had severely overgrown feet.
It is further alleged she had failed to give the horses antibiotics and get proper treatment for rain scald
Having been informed by the user of a neighbouring paddock that the horses were thin and their coats suffering from rain scald
, the RSPCA referred the matter to the Jockey Club, who launched an investigation.
The winter months also seem to increase skin conditions, including mud fever, rain scald
and often ringworm.