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post #1 of 20 Old 03-05-2011, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Bite marks- will the hair grow back

Recently two two year olds (Hanovarian and an Andalusian/Fresian) moved into Citrus' pasture..... besides the two year olds, he is the youngest horse out there( he is five and the rest are ten, twelve, twelve, fifteen and sixteen).... the two year old bite constantly... I have watched the Hanovarian tear off skin and hair from my boy. Citrus now has multiple spots on his skin where there is no hair.... will this grow back? And what is appropriate for me to do or say about the two year olds eating my horse?

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post #2 of 20 Old 03-05-2011, 08:57 PM
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No, the hair will grow back. This happens very often when you get more than one or two horses together & one prefers to show their dominance by biting instead of kicking.
I've seen some pretty nasty ones, but the hair has always grown back ;)

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My friend at the barn seemed to think otherwise... she wants to see Citrus when his winter coat is gone and see what the new boys have done to him......

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I had a horse who got bit on his flank and the hair never regrew. It was always just a black spot where you could see his skin. It as the only spot of hair that didn't grow back and trust me, he was the punching bag of the herd.

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Citrus is not the punching bag but I personally don't think he is firm enough with the two year olds.... he runs the hanovarian around and around while it is biting him.... ugh.

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post #6 of 20 Old 03-06-2011, 12:54 PM
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The hair always seems to grow back, the horse I used to ride was really mean to other horses (but not to people) and he got bit and kicked all the time by his many haters. Although he ended up having scars the hair would always grow back and you would not oven be able to tell that he had a kick/bite there.

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Poseidon always manages to have bite marks all over her because she's a total jerk to other horses and once in a while they're strike back. Her hair has always grown back..

However, Abby has a spot on her shoulder where I assume she was bitten. She got it in probably September or October. As far as I know, the hair has not grown back in that spot. That's the first time I've seen that from a bite mark.
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My new little guy just got turned out with a new herd today....he is the youngest out there at 11months old....did fine with 2 of them until the 31year old QH gelding went in there with them....doesnt seem to be fond of my little guy and has been trying to bite him, and kick him...the marks where he is getting bitten doesnt seem to be bad, which is good...just seems to be getting spit on him, and pulling out some of his shedding hair!

But, Im sure he will get some pretty nasty bite marks....glad to hear that hair can grow back on them :)
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post #9 of 20 Old 03-06-2011, 04:51 PM
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His hair will grow back. It would help if you put some medication on it. He will get a scab on it, just whatever you do, don't pick it off!!
They are just trying to figure out the ranks of the horses. Like whos in charge and all that, they arent meaning to hurt your horse.
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post #10 of 20 Old 03-06-2011, 04:55 PM
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My horse lost hair on her belly ( I don't know how) and it grew back black. She is a bay. She also has white spots of hair in places probably from bite marks so the hair could grow back white.
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