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post #1 of 7 Old 03-27-2011, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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How to get rid of dandruff in the mane and tail

My new horse, Kitty, has absolutely horrid dandruff in her mane and tail. Particularily (sp?) on the edge of her tail where the hair stops. Her coat is shiny, healthy, etc. So, my question is, is there any way to lessen it? Bathing her is absolutely out of the question right now. Thanks in advanced

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-27-2011, 09:07 PM
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If it's the waxy dander it's there to protect the horse against the elements.
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Well, there seems to be an excess of just dry dander, much more than all of the other horses I've had.

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post #4 of 7 Old 03-27-2011, 09:19 PM
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Just like us, their skin also gets dry during the winter. You could use leave in conditioner or MTG. You don't need to wash before or after.

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post #5 of 7 Old 03-29-2011, 09:07 PM
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I was also going to suggest conditioner, I often use it on my horse's mane and tail in the winter. Just work it in, base to ends, and leave it. No water required!
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-30-2011, 01:05 AM
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We use leave in conditioner with a bit of cholorhexiderm solution in it, I also use this same mixture on suspect spots that might become rain rot.
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-27-2011, 09:42 PM
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My vet suggested betadine and water (50/50). Put it on and let it dry. Do not rinse. I have tried everything, but nothing has made a difference like this. Good luck!
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