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    12-11-2010, 03:55 PM
  #1
Weanling
Dreaded tail rubbing.

My mare is rubbing her tail right off. I tried mtg and no bueno. What can I do short of a tail wrap(that would probably fall off anyway.. its too chilly right now but when it arms up more I plan on washing her dock with an iodine scrub. Any thing in the mean time people have had success with?
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    12-11-2010, 05:55 PM
  #2
Started
Actually, depends on why she's rubbing, but I know someone who puts zinc oxide (basically diaper rash) ointment on her horse's tail, and it definitely helped. You might want to try that. I used A&D cream.
     
    12-11-2010, 06:06 PM
  #3
Trained
I use a dewormer! Your horse is probably wormy and it's butt is itching. It happens to dogs too but a horse can't drag its butt on the ground. Give your horse an oral paste dewormer and it will quit rubbing its tail.
     
    12-11-2010, 06:10 PM
  #4
Trained
Check her udder too. Lots of mares will rub their tails when their udders get nasty. It's the closest they can get to itching it. Geldings will do the same if their sheathes are dirty.
     
    12-11-2010, 07:10 PM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by MN Tigerstripes    
Check her udder too. Lots of mares will rub their tails when their udders get nasty. It's the closest they can get to itching it. Geldings will do the same if their sheathes are dirty.
Wow I never thought of that! I'll get some diaper rash cream right away. I just got her a week ago and wormed her on wednesday because my gelding was due then. They got safeguard this time around so she should be bueno if it's worms right?
And man...udders... That is unapproachable territory with her.. I get any further than belly button and the tail swishes and she lifts her foot. Should be fun... thanks so much for the help I'll keep you updated
     
    12-11-2010, 11:08 PM
  #6
Weanling
My mare was not wormy and was clean all over...I found the issue to be she was just itchy! I don't regularly bathe her, so her tail was full of grease and stuff. I just started currying it a little every day, and now her tail is almost fully grown out.
     
    12-12-2010, 02:01 AM
  #7
Started
My mare is also pretty touchy, so I just do a little at a time. She hasn't offered to kick yet, so as I'm grooming her, I just rub her belly, and move my hand back, feel around a little to see how dirty it is, praise her when she's being good, and go right back to brushing her off. You could also potentially use warm water and cotton, to help loosen everything, but I think the key thing is to just to a little at a time, get her used to someone touching her, and that its not a big painful production. If she's really that bad, then you may want to look at having a vet come out to sedate her lightly so that you can really get in there, and make sure that its clean.
     
    12-12-2010, 02:15 AM
  #8
Weanling
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Originally Posted by dressagebelle    
My mare is also pretty touchy, so I just do a little at a time. She hasn't offered to kick yet, so as I'm grooming her, I just rub her belly, and move my hand back, feel around a little to see how dirty it is, praise her when she's being good, and go right back to brushing her off. You could also potentially use warm water and cotton, to help loosen everything, but I think the key thing is to just to a little at a time, get her used to someone touching her, and that its not a big painful production. If she's really that bad, then you may want to look at having a vet come out to sedate her lightly so that you can really get in there, and make sure that its clean.
Thanks! I've been slowly working my way back towards her udders..its been on my todo list to thoroughly groom her...udders are all that's left. I may have somene occupy her face while I try again..she sure loves food :) And I'll start currying her tail! Thanks!
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    12-12-2010, 01:06 PM
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Trained
I feel your pain. Lily is really iffy about her backend, tail, udder, inner thighs being touched. It probably has something to do with being on a breeding farm as a young mare. Anyways, I don't let it bother me, but just work slowly get her more acclimated to me touching her body. I think she's a little ticklish too, so I make sure the touch is firm (but not painful) not soft and ticklish. I *should* have no problem with udder cleaning this summer.
     
    12-15-2010, 03:19 PM
  #10
Weanling
My daughter's horse is doing this too. We've cleaned his sheath, wormed him and tried Equus treatments. The thing that seems to be working best is baby oil worked into the dock of the tail. He stops itching and the hair starts to grow back really fast. We haven't figured out what is causing him to itch, but we omitted all the possible suspects. Baby oil is cheap and it keeps his tail really soft. I thought it would be greasy, but it's not really.
     

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