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G Schofield

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G Schofield says:

My horse has recently developed white spots...

My horse has recently developed white spots on her head and body, there was no lumps and these seem to have appeared overnight. I have had my vet look and he said there was nothing to worry about and it could have been a reaction to a plant in the field. I have now noticed that her hoofs...

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Miss Moss

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Miss Moss says:

RE: My horse has recently developed white spots on her head and body, there was no lumps and these seem to have appeared overnight. I have had my vet look and he said there was nothing to worry about and it could have been a reaction to a plant in the field. I have now noticed that her hoofs are beginning to develope white stripes. It looks like bleach has been spilled on them. Is this connected to the spots? Should I been concerned? She seems ok in every other way. Please advise.....

My friend had brought a youngster and he had white spots on his bum but no lumps, she took him off all hard feed and just gave him hay and no turnout and the spots went. she worked out it was a brand of feed that he was allergic too. Im not saying your horse is the same thing.

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*duskyteddy*

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*duskyteddy* says:

RE: My horse has recently developed white spots on her head and body, there was no lumps and these seem to have appeared overnight. I have had my vet look and he said there was nothing to worry about and it could have been a reaction to a plant in the field. I have now noticed that her hoofs are beginning to develope white stripes. It looks like bleach has been spilled on them. Is this connected to the spots? Should I been concerned? She seems ok in every other way. Please advise.....

Hi there, I may not be correct, but the white spots on your mares ears may be little parasites/mites which belong to the Psoroptes family, does ur mare have acute rubbing, irritation & scratching ? These are signs which may lead to these mites, before you apply any medication, speak to ur vet first, are the white spots all over ur mares head, or jst in the ears, etc, these parasites can occur in the head, but common in the ear, I am not sure about your mares hooves, have they weakened at al, like, do they feel normal. or does the hoof feel soft and weak, if ur mare has weak hooves this could maybe be a ringed hoof, this is where 'grass' lines circle the hoof in slightly ligher patterns, I don't think this is connected to the spots, because the spots may be caused by a mite, my best advice though would be to call your vet up for some advice, and hopefully u find out what is up with ur mare, I hope this helps, !! Best of Luck xx

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ridedariddim

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ridedariddim says:

RE: My horse has recently developed white spots on her head and body, there was no lumps and these seem to have appeared overnight. I have had my vet look and he said there was nothing to worry about and it could have been a reaction to a plant in the field. I have now noticed that her hoofs are beginning to develope white stripes. It looks like bleach has been spilled on them. Is this connected to the spots? Should I been concerned? She seems ok in every other way. Please advise.....

My friend had a horse who had white spots over her coat, she is bay, and its was because she had previously has TB.

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