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Mkirby

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Mkirby says:

Bald bite patches.

My mare Lilly has quite a bit of hair missing in places due to being bitten and bullied in the field she used to be in (she has been moved to another field). Thing is I have always wanted to show and now it is prime show time so I really want to take her to one!  I have been putting this hoof stuff on her patches which helps re-grow hair but they don't seem to be growing back. I have been putting this on her for the past 4 months nearly! Problem is We won't get very far with all those bites!

 

(these are just two of them!)

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wagonsroll

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wagonsroll says:

Re: Bald bite patches.

Hi

Poor Lily! Percherons are great biters and all my horses have had terrible wounds at one time or another from fighting, nothing else big enough to bully a percheron!  Their hair has always grown back over time. Its more of a worry that poor Lily was being bullied how is she settling into her new field?

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Mkirby

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Mkirby says:

Re: Bald bite patches.

She is fine in the new field, happier than ever she has friends now! I don't have to wait for her while she makes the decision to go into the field now. She seems happy :)

 

(this was the day i moved her, she is the lighter bay without the headcollar on)

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pippixox

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pippixox says:

Re: Bald bite patches.

hi

my boy had a big bite mark on his neck, bald, other than just sudocrem and antisceptic for the first week i then didnt put anything on it, and it has healed up perfectly, took less than 2 months (he is a pure tb if that makes a difference!). my girl has similar from barbed wire she rubbed against and it took about 4 months to fully cover over with hair (she is an appaloosa) so for some reason her hair regrowth is slower!

i think time is the only medicine, so near shows you just have to cope that she isnt perfect! but often judges in local shows arent as fussy- in classes like best condition, if they have a great figure and glossy coat they will over look a few scars. my friends mare has a big permanent scar at the top of her back leg from a scaroid removed, but she came first in best condition

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Bald bite patches.

Lara has these patches as well but she has had rain scald and ringworm, must be doing good as she hates sudocrem.

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leannemccabe

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leannemccabe says:

Re: Bald bite patches.

mine has a few of them too but i've still shown her this year and shes done quite well despite this, i've put shoe polish on them in the past to disguise them but dont bother any more, cournescresin (sp?) should work if thats what your using but they usually grow back on their own :) good luck with the showing x

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