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  • Horse hair falling out in clumps
  • Horse hair coming out in clumps

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    04-05-2009, 07:29 PM
Unhappy grooming

My horses name is Mae--her hair is falling out in clumps... more than just regular shedding. What does this mean?
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    04-05-2009, 07:43 PM
Do you have any pictures??
    04-05-2009, 07:50 PM
Could it possibly be rain rot ?
    04-05-2009, 08:46 PM
Green Broke
What else is going on, I can't tell you unless I know more/see pictures...
    04-05-2009, 09:22 PM
If she's old, you might want to get her tested for cushing's. Not shedding/uneven or unusual shedding can be a sign of it.
    04-05-2009, 09:36 PM
she could have a fungas or maybe she got rubbed my a brest plate,saddle pad, or wraps
    04-05-2009, 11:47 PM
How old is your mare? Does/did she have a thick winter coat?

I have an older gelding, Sammy, with a thick coat that it coming out, literally, by the fistful (the yard is covered in little red clumps, as it my jacket, and everything else). It's strange compared to my younger gelding, Loki, who sheds rather normally and not in thicks bunches of fuzz.
    04-06-2009, 12:19 AM
Green Broke
If it's falling out in clumps other than shedding, time to call the vet.
    04-08-2009, 06:04 PM
Sometimes when a horses hair falls out in clumps, they are actually rubbing and scratching on things because they have lice. You can get de-louse powder at most feed stores. Also worming her will help. But you must at least use the powder...
    04-09-2009, 09:18 AM
Happend to my horse last year. The problem was she wasn't getting enough nutriance in her hay (we switched to difrent people this year) so her winter coat was that good of quilty so it was falling out before the new coat could grow, there fore the coat would fall out in clumps it was crazy. And when it did the new hair wasn't growin in all the way yet. So that might be the case.

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