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post #11 of 15 Old 11-09-2011, 10:25 PM
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If it's a scar, it will be permanent.
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post #12 of 15 Old 11-09-2011, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting!

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post #13 of 15 Old 11-10-2011, 10:10 AM
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re: white spots on spine/back--my haflinger started getting these, and more random white hairs throughout. I always chalked it up to sabino roaning. The spots change size, and to a small point, location--so they could be bitty little birdcatchers on her as well..LOL.

I have a friend who had an older gelding get a random, palm sized roany patch next to his tail..it was there for a couple of years, and then disappeared. I think he was in his late teens when it happened.
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post #14 of 15 Old 11-10-2011, 11:04 AM
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It's still normal for them to have "clumps" of white hairs, like the one on her spine?
No, that's probably from some sort of trauma. Even a scratch can cause the hair in certain areas to grow back white.

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So, if it is due to trauma, will the white on her foot eventually go away or is it permanent?
It's permanent. Any white marks from injuries are permanent.

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post #15 of 15 Old 11-10-2011, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Hmmmm.....

I don't recall any trauma to her back/spine area, but then again who knows what horses get into while we're not around!
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