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post #1 of 25 Old 01-13-2012, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Horse rubbing/eating tail

So I have been working SO hard to grow moose's tail out with MTG. Well either he's rubbing it out which I don't think so or someone's eating it. The top is all choppy and ugly looking now. So is there any way to get another horse to stop chompin on his tail? Maybe some soap..? Anything? Hahha thanks.
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post #2 of 25 Old 01-13-2012, 08:58 PM
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I've heard Listerine helps with tails being rubbed off. It might put off the tail biters. Or it might make that tail even more tasty!
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post #3 of 25 Old 01-13-2012, 09:02 PM
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There are some spray on bitter tasting products you could try. Check w/your tack store.
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post #4 of 25 Old 01-13-2012, 10:02 PM
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if its only at the top. Im guessing he is rubbing it... regular deworming will stop this. Some horses cant do paste dewormer. I have a mare that close to 30 days after deworming she gets itchy butt again. feed through wormer solved this issue.
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post #5 of 25 Old 01-13-2012, 10:09 PM
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make sure that your horse isnt having an allergic reaction to MTG or any Soaps you are using. If your horse is in a small area wrap it. If your horse is rubbing it will show on the wrap and you will know. Baby oil or Listerine will help.

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post #6 of 25 Old 01-13-2012, 10:16 PM
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The fact that he's an appy isn't going to make growing out his tail any easier on you... how do you know that he's not rubbing it out? it wouldn't hurt to check for any skin conditions, even dryness can be irritating. If he is rubbing it out, the tail would look spars. if it's another horse eating it, it will look choppy. maybe if you posted a picture...? there are commercial products you can buy, which supposedly taste terrible (i wouldn't know :P), therefore stopping the chewing, but from what i know, chewing is a nasty habit that is really hard to break.

Good luck, i've never had to deal with this personally before (knock on wood) ;)
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post #7 of 25 Old 01-13-2012, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think hes rubbing it because I haven't used mtg in weeks since I moved him to this new place where he is now on 60 acres with 10 other horses rather then on 1 acre. This hasn't happens til recently. It looks like someone too a pair of scissors in some places and just cut right across. It isn't bad it's just thin now. And there wasn't any abnormally dry skin. Everything looks good besides where it looks like someone's chompin away.
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post #8 of 25 Old 01-14-2012, 02:52 AM
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If his tail is itchy you might try washing with Nizoral - works well on my mare when she gets rubbing.
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post #9 of 25 Old 01-14-2012, 05:29 AM
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pic? the way you say took scissors in one area and cut right across sounds like a rub. im guessing a fence post or something is exactly that height. IM still suggesting dewormer. you might just have to do it more often 30 days vs 60 OR use a good all around like equimax every 60 insead of rotation
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post #10 of 25 Old 01-14-2012, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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I'll get some tonight
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