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post #1 of 6 Old 04-11-2012, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Dermatitus and course,dry fur. Advice needed

One of my horses has severe dermatitus. He hasnt shedded out his thick, wooly coat and as a result he rubs on it like crazy! Which as you can imagine is wreaking havoc on his nice coat! Its full of dry, flaky skin and the coat is really course, its very wirey. We're putting him on a supplement to try and add some moisture back into the coat but his "dandruff" type skin is really irritating him, hes rubbing on everything bless him. Is there anything you guys have tried that works to help bring back moisture and get rid of that itchy dandruff?
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-12-2012, 04:56 PM
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If it is warm enough I would give him a body clip, then bathe and condition him
I found Vetrolin makes a really good medicated and moisturizing line of products.
I would also recommend using MTG on the worst spots as well.
I had some issues like this with one of my horses, and it really helped!

Good luck, hope he's feeling more comfortable soon!

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A shedding block and MTG. Its very good for what you have described.
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-13-2012, 12:47 PM
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I got booted..But I wanted to add that you might want to make sure his worming is up to date and that he isnt allergic to something...Check for mites too.Hope it all works out!!
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His worming is all up to date and i have used a shedding block on him. I will try some mtg, im pretty sure it isnt mites but i'll check. His fur isnt shedding out, i've tried everything
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If it is warm enough, you may want to consider giving him a bath with a medicated shampoo, like Eqyss Micro-Tek Shampoo. I would also consider clipping him. Even if it is a bit too cool to clip him, you could blanket him to keep him warm. I would also condition him really well after the bath. I would treat him daily with some sort of medicated spray to help him with the itching. If it does not clear up within a week or so, you may need to call the vet out to test the skin. He may require prescription grade medications to help him keep comfortable.

I hope he gets some relief soon.
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