Itchiness and hair loss
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

Itchiness and hair loss

This is a discussion on Itchiness and hair loss within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Equiderma skin lotion for horses
  • Horse itchy face hair loss

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-14-2014, 11:47 PM
  #1
Foal
Itchiness and hair loss

Has anyone used an anti-fungal moisturizer lotion called Equiderma Skin Lotion?

My horse has some bare areas on his face around his nose, cheeks, and behind his ears, and he seems itchy when I take the bridle off. He is always very clean around his face, and there are no scabs or other clues to go by. His former owner said he has very sensitive skin. I am wondering if he has winter dry skin itchiness, and if so whether there is a good lotion/moisturizer that would soothe the skin and promote hair re-growth. He is not overdue for worming and there are no bares spots anywhere else on his body.

Also wondering about trying something simple like aloe vera or mineral oil.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-15-2014, 12:03 PM
  #2
Started
I have not tried the product you mentioned - there are literally thousands of anti-fungals on the market. My itchy, sensitive skinned horse has welted up to the handful of those that I've tried, so I stick with Healthy Haircare Moisturizer. If I apply it every 2-3 days, it will prevent him from rubbing raw spots on his head, neck, chest, and tail. As a bonus, it smells nice and leaves his hair shiny.

Even if you deworm regularly, it may be a good idea to get a fecal egg count at the vet. There is always a chance that the type of dewormer you've been using isn't the most appropriate for the type of worms your horse was exposed to.
     
    01-15-2014, 12:51 PM
  #3
Showing
If his head is itchy he's probably rubbing it. If your weather remains above 0*F you might consider clipping him where the bridle touches. They get warm and itchy with the winter woollies.
     
    01-15-2014, 01:27 PM
  #4
Super Moderator
Is it possibly caused by something you clean your tack with that's irritating him when he gets hot?
Its quite normal for horses to get itchy in the winter when temperatures go up and down - or when they get warm from exercise and then cool down quickly
A simple barrier cream might work just as well
     
    01-17-2014, 03:43 PM
  #5
Green Broke
It might just be dry skin and any type of moisturizer would probably help.

Maybe rub a lite coat of Vaseline or baby oil on it.

I like Vaseline myself....
     

Tags
hair, itchy, loss, skin

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hair loss? countrylove Horse Health 1 02-22-2013 04:49 PM
Hair loss horseluver250 Horse Health 3 03-19-2012 07:17 PM
Help with hair loss BarnflyStables Horse Grooming 8 06-29-2011 09:26 AM
Hair Loss? armydogs Horse Health 14 04-04-2011 09:52 PM
Hair loss.. AztecBaby Horse Health 4 10-12-2010 03:38 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0