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    09-16-2013, 03:53 AM
Question Twitch has new markings

Ok my twitch a baby of unknown age he is a sorrel but today I notices new lighter markings this is not dirt at first I tried to clean it off lol what is this?
Oh and he is in the shade this is not sun light he had matching markings on both sides on his front and hind end

You can't see them well in this picture unless you can zoom but it shows you the majority of his coat on that side these just showed up in the past 2 days so please let me know what you think of it thanks
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    09-16-2013, 06:00 AM
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Before people jump onthe poster for this horse's condition, you need to remember that this is a rescue. There is another thread about them.
    09-16-2013, 07:56 AM
Green Broke
Maybe a healthy coat coming through?
    09-16-2013, 08:01 AM
Green Broke
When I first got Rascal (he also came to be as a young underweight horse) and he was being cared for better his first coat shedding was very splotchy and it took over a year before he seemed to finally decide what shade red he was going to stay. So I agree with the other poster - healthier coat coming through.
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    09-16-2013, 11:15 AM
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They might be caused by a vitamin or mineral deficiency - especially as this is a rescue horse that's still in recovery
Are you feeding any supplements or a complete feed with a balance of everything?
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    09-16-2013, 11:39 AM
I feed omaleen 200 with a spoon of soy oil and 1/4 a cup of rice bran going to get a free feed protean block when I can
    09-16-2013, 11:40 AM
Im about to add stock and stable to there food I got it today going to sprinkle a little on the top of there food and kinda slowly blend that in
    09-16-2013, 11:50 AM
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Kenzie, my rescue filly, was and has been super splotchy exactly like this as her healthy coat came in and even now she is different shades of brown all over her body so I tend to agree with everyone else that he is probably just starting to grow a nice, sleek, healthy coat!
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    09-16-2013, 11:58 AM
A copper or zinc deficiency can cause discoloration or bleaching in a coat. Try adding a supp that doesn't have any iron as this macro nutrient can impede the horses ability to intake other necessary minerals such as the ones listed above.
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    09-16-2013, 12:08 PM
Any suggestions on what kind? Ill look at the co op today

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