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Rosebudd

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Rosebudd says:

lower neck swollen..bald...Help please!!

 Hi, hoping someone can help me or even no at the slightest what is wrong with my 16 yr old skewbald irish cob.. Flick is pink skinned so seems to be sensitive - however never had any problems in the past. 

Last year we moved her and our companion pony to Gloucestershire and at the start of autumn she came in with a large chunk of her lower mane missing and swollen.. mane was just coming out from the follicle into our hands. After a while the swelling went down and the hair grew back. 

And again it has happened again. However this time, its even worse.. a lot more swollen and bald.. although it is swollen it isnt hard. It is very very pink and despite covering it in spf 25 it has slightly burned :( . The vet came out last week to give her tetanus and flu jab so he had a look but he seems to think she has just rubbed it. - Although he wasnt a equine specialist. I havent seen her do a lot of rubbing. 

Some people have suggested its sweet itch.. others say its just a reaction to fly bites? 

anyone know? sorry its long winded!  x 

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cookie34

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cookie34 says:

Re: lower neck swollen..bald...Help please!!

that sounds just like sweet itch! sorry, you said other people have already said this! Does it look like this? I wasn't sure I looked up pink swollen patch on google and that pic came up. I probably didnt help that much! sorry!

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never tell a cob he isn't really a racehorse with stubby legs! :)

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Funkyphilly

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Funkyphilly says:

Re: lower neck swollen..bald...Help please!!

That happened to my cob... His old field mate was "over grooming" him and  was pulling his mane out, he has been hogged now, but it still doesnt grow properly...

Sal xx

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Rosebudd

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Rosebudd says:

Re: lower neck swollen..bald...Help please!!

 Hi, thanks for both replying, its heeled now - thank god.. and the hair is growing back! :D

its alot shorter than the rest of her mane but its getting there. 

I was considering whether or not to hog her as although we all call her a cob she isnt particularly cobby. Im just keeping her neck covered unless she ridden and keep her coated in fly spray so fingers crossed it doesnt happen again ! :) 

xxx 

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