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    04-18-2012, 11:10 AM
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Weanling
Dandruff in tail, mane, and withers

So Nikki has dandruff... lots of it.

I think I caused it by not rinsing him out properly after bathing him a few weeks back... but as he's in quarantine (just moved barns) for the next two weeks I won't be able to bathe him again with anything anti-fungal, medicated or anything that requires being rinsed out until the first of May.

Is there anything I can do in the meantime to help manage the flakes. There rather big (some flakes as much as two-three millimetres across) and kinda gross - they almost remind me of rainrot - can a horse get rainrot in his tail?

What kind of solutions are out there for dandruff that don't require immediately being rinsed out? I've read about listerine.... does that ACTUALLY work?
     
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    04-18-2012, 11:29 AM
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Green Broke
I have heard many times that Tee Tree Oil can work as well as vaseline or mineral oil.
Another thing to keep an eye on is his feed. Make sure he is getting enough fats and nutrients to keep his skin moist.
     
    04-18-2012, 04:53 PM
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Weanling
I'll look into the tee-tree oil... and I assumed he was getting enough fats, as I've been drizzling about a quarter cup of Coco-soya in his feed.... but maybe there's a better alternative out there for fats,
     
    04-24-2012, 01:37 AM
  #4
Foal
MTG!!! Put it on. Leave for a week. You'll see a bunch of huge flakes coming off. I take a hoof pick brush and get right in there brushing it all out. Plan to spend a few hours doing this. I actually enjoy the mindless work. And yes, I do think shampoo build up makes it worse.
     

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