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        11-02-2012, 08:58 PM
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    Green Broke
    If it has never happened before and you have changed all those things, I am going to assume it is environmental. It could be a fungal infection, which will require treatment now. It could be something in the food - you could try switching her back to her old feed.
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        11-02-2012, 09:33 PM
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    Foal
    Lol Switching her back to her old feed would require me moving back up north...no thanks. Also, if it were a fungal infection, wouldn't she have some other sign besides a change in hair COLOR? Lol She's exactly the same as she has always been except that color change on her left shoulder and elbow. I didn't notice it anywhere else and I haven't looked lately to see if it's still there.
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        11-02-2012, 09:55 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Colour change is often the first symptom that is seen in fungal infections. The infection is on the skin, not inside her. If left untreated (if that is what it is) it causes permanent damage and can spread further.
         
        11-02-2012, 10:15 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Interesting. I've had horses for 40 years and never heard of that.
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        11-02-2012, 10:26 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Friend of mine had a big black gelding who developed an orange patch on his neck like that, never went away. It was on one side of his neck, right around the area where he had his yearly shot. She worked him the day after and he sweated, washed the sweat out and next day he had orange hair...weird. Don't know if it was shot related or sweat related...but it was about the size of a man's hand...was even there during the winter, though more apparent in the summer.

    Could hers be sweat ''stains"?
         
        11-03-2012, 02:12 AM
      #16
    Started
    The ONLY genetic thing that comes to my mind is gold spot. But I know I am almost guaranteed to be wrong lol
         
        11-03-2012, 06:23 AM
      #17
    Foal
    No, not likely to be sweat stains, as she is a broodmare and only gets ridden about once a year just to remind her. Lol

    I just thought the "new" pattern on her was cool looking and wanted to share. May be sun fading.....strange sun fading in an orange strip and a patch on the lower body...but still, could be.

    And with the hair smooth and shiny I'm not overly concerned about a fungal infection. I am sure I haven't seen ALL of the fungal infections possible, but none of them have given me the "Wow! That's cool" thought. Lol
         
        11-03-2012, 06:31 AM
      #18
    Green Broke
    This guy got his "cool pattern" from fungal scarring. He went from this:



    To this:

         
        11-03-2012, 06:37 AM
      #19
    Banned
    Its the change in weather, my standard bred is a bay, he is more light bay in the summer and dark bay in the winter. Its just the sun that dyes their coats that way.
         
        11-03-2012, 06:43 AM
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    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by whispering willow    
    Its the change in weather, my standard bred is a bay, he is more light bay in the summer and dark bay in the winter. Its just the sun that dyes their coats that way.
    I actually doubt that it is sunfading. There is no reason that a horse would possible sunfade in one small area more than the rest of their body.
         

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