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dellybob01

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dellybob01 says:

Can any one help ...my horse is going bald

Hi

I have a 12 year old Cleveland bay
I noticed last week she started to lose hair on her face. First it was around her ears and I thought she must have been rubbing on trees however the next day she had lost quite a bit of her hair all over her face. I have been using hibiscrub on her and his not spread on her face but she has started to get little patches on her body.
Does anyone have any ideas on what it might be ?
Thanks you ! Adelle

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SN123

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SN123 says:

Re: Can any one help ...my horse is going bald

 Sorry to hear about this! It mustn't be nice for you to see your horse losing hair. I could try and explain what I think it could be, but I think this is quite an informative article for your situation. I suggest contacting your vet is the safest option.

http://www.ehow.com/about_6404539_horse-losing-patches-hair_.html

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: Can any one help ...my horse is going bald

Ringworm, rainscald (like mud fever), mange or some sort of allergic reaction to a new product?

I'd get your vet out to have a look I think, before it spreads further.

Also, there's someone else posting on the this section about hairloss on her horse.....may be worth comparing notes - good luck anyway and hope you get it sorted out soon :o)

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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amy13

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amy13 says:

Re: Can any one help ...my horse is going bald

 I'm the other one having similar problems. Mine hasn't got patches on his face but is starting to lose hair just behind his withers and on his hind quarters. Have no idea what it is. I thought originally it might be rain scald but the patches aren't raised they're jus bare skin so a bit baffled really.

If you find anything that works let me know and i'll let you know if i have any luck!

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dellybob01

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dellybob01 says:

Re: Can any one help ...my horse is going bald

Hi Thank you for getting back to me 
I have been bathing her twice a day with hibbyscrub around the bald patches, then rubbing sudocrem on them.  It hasn’t spread but after reading up on the internet it look like it can take a while for her hair to grown back. I haven’t called the vet out just yet and she isn’t in any discomfort and she eating and everything else about her is fine.
I will keep you posted and if you have any more idea can you let me know ?
Thank you !!
 

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amy13

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amy13 says:

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 I've been using Hibiscrub too and have jus started using Robinsons Wonder Gel which I read somewhere was good for promoting hair growth so will let you know how that goes!

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highlander

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highlander says:

Re: Can any one help ...my horse is going bald

you can over wash them tho guys. careful your not taking all the good things from their coats. I have a youngster who is premanately on anti-hisameans (sp) if hes stabled as hes allegric to straw and loses his coat, he developed this 2 yrs ago and we have straw for our mare as its too cold here for anything else in winter for a tb.

 

It has been calculated thay any two thoroughbreds picked at random will on average have more than 13% of their genes in common.

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