Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Washington State
Yep, I have found that a horse's diet can really impact whether or not they have dandruff. Flax seed is one of the most popular feed additives for this, though Black Oil Sunflower Seeds are also effective. I think canola oil would work too, but it's definitely more messy. It is also very important to make sure that your horse is getting all of the vitamins and minerals he needs however, as this can also impact skin condition.
My mustang had dandruff when I first got him, but once I was able to convince him that feed was yummy I was able to add a complete vitamin/mineral ration balancer and black oil sunflower seeds to his diet. It worked wonderfully... but probably took at least 2-3 months for everything to clear up.
Last edited by Eolith; 01-23-2013 at 11:38 AM.