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post #11 of 16 Old 12-17-2011, 09:23 PM
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I would check out her diet first. Does she get grain? If so, what kind?
What kind of hay does she get?


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post #12 of 16 Old 12-17-2011, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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She gets 2 pounds of Strategy once a day, along with a joint supplement. Hay wise, she eats grass hay free choice from a round bale.



Maybe it's just rough grooming (she is turned out with four other horses), but it just doesn't seem like the hair's been roughed out. Her mane looks perfectly in place, and the hair falls out uniformly from all areas, even places that have been over her blanket or so high on her neck that I doubt another horse would groom her there.
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post #13 of 16 Old 12-18-2011, 01:29 PM
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She gets 2 pounds of Strategy once a day, along with a joint supplement. Hay wise, she eats grass hay free choice from a round bale.



Maybe it's just rough grooming (she is turned out with four other horses), but it just doesn't seem like the hair's been roughed out. Her mane looks perfectly in place, and the hair falls out uniformly from all areas, even places that have been over her blanket or so high on her neck that I doubt another horse would groom her there.
I seriously doubt its from other horses if it's falling out from the root. If other horses were the cause, it would be breakage. It's more than likely some sort of nutritional problem or illness. Does she have access to a salt and mineral block?


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post #14 of 16 Old 12-18-2011, 02:49 PM
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Just yesterday I was reading about zinc and copper (organic) supplementation will strengthen the mane. It will also help the mane of a homozygous black horse from appearing sun burned.
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post #15 of 16 Old 12-19-2011, 12:19 PM
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The mini thing could be that she was shedding... they shed something terrible in the spring.... their coat, mane, tail, everything.... just part of being a mini.

There are times when my horse has some excess shedding of her mane, but other times there is none at all, heck... I am shedding right now, I'm finding my hair everywhere!!! It could just be normal. Unless her mane is getting super thin and she is otherwise healthy, I wouldn't worry too much.
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post #16 of 16 Old 06-05-2012, 05:40 PM
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My two fresian boys have the same problem... I treated them for parasites and still the same problem! I don't comb the mane or wash it only use detangling spray as needed but not on the roots. Diet is great and they are in such good condition. It's such a sad thing :(
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