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post #1 of 6 Old 03-28-2012, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Question Any tips on growing hair back?

Just wondering if there were any tips on growing horse hair back quickly? Not mane/tail hair, but hair on their bodies.
I have some things coming up with my three horses, and two of them got lice, and the 3rd one got kicked by my sister's horse, and is missing a pretty nice size chunk of hair on his back. I'm treating the lice fine, I'm just worried on how to get their hair to grow back quickly, so they don't look all mangy and yucky?
Any tips would be GREAT. :)
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-28-2012, 04:57 PM
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Gee, I'm sorry to hear about your problems with the horses, but I don't know that there's really any "trick" to growing back hair fast. I think the real question here starts with their diet. What are they eating and how are they getting it etc? How long did they have the lice, how did they come by it and what is their general health at this time and previously. That's where you have to start...from the inside out. Can you tell us more?
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-28-2012, 10:07 PM
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Vitamin E oil. Rub a little on it everyday. In about 2 weeks the hair will be almost all grown back. Its amazing.
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good nutrition + regular worming = a healthy haircoat, so as long as you have that, you're already ahead. I'd suggest applying MTG on the bald spots. I've had great results with it.

Caution: Some horses are allergic to it, so apply it in a hidden area first, like under the mane, just in case. If it looks good after 24 hours, you're in the clear.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-29-2012, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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I may try either of those, thanks!

For nutrition/worming condition they're in now, I wormed them around two weeks ago. They are all on hay 24/7, with the bit of grass that has been growing (moving them to a new pasture monday that the grass has grown up in), aswell as getting their grain everyday, which I have been putting vegetable oil in for fatty/coat health. My mare has had lice for about 2 weeks, and the gelding just showed up with it about three days ago. I flyspray them everyday, put lice powder on them every 2-3 days, and I'm going to be trying to give them all some nice soapy baths this week, hopefully today if I find the time.
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-30-2012, 04:35 PM
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im not sure if you can get this in the USA but there are these people called Savvy Touch in NZ and their mud balm is amazing for growing back hair and it works for mud fever and rain scald

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