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  • My mare isnt shedding
  • Why isnt my horse shedding

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    03-18-2012, 09:37 PM
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bjb
Weanling
mare shedding question???

My mare is extremly fuzzy from the winter. Her winter hair is literally twice as long as the average horses winter coat. She's not even started shedding yet and the temperature is getting close to 80.
She sweats just standing around. Is there anything I can do to help her start shedding? Or should I shave her?
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    03-18-2012, 09:41 PM
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Foal
If you have blankets for her I would say clip her, but if you don't have a few blankets I would just try to brush her as much as possible.
     
    03-18-2012, 09:42 PM
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I would go ahead and shave her, then take a good look at her nutritional intake. She may be missing something in her diet that is causing her to keep her coat, and if that's the case you should be able to find out if she has a deficiency through a blood test.
     
    03-18-2012, 10:05 PM
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Weanling
What age, breed, and body type is she? You might consider having the vet see if she has cushings or another disorder if this is her first time with this problem as some health issues like cushings can lead to horses not shedding their coat on their own. I don't mean to scare you but it is something to think about!
     
    03-18-2012, 10:12 PM
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bjb
Weanling
Shes only three, average body type. She is healthy in all other areas. ....she did have a bad case of rain rot last fall ( it was going around the farm, first time it ever happened like that.) Does anyone think that could have an effect? I'll keep an eye on her and if things don't change soon I'll definitely be considering having the vet out
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    03-18-2012, 10:17 PM
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bjb
Weanling
Oh yeah she's a Paint horse
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    03-18-2012, 10:25 PM
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Weanling
Idk but I think that would be young for cushings and its prob a good sign she seems otherwise healthy. I know a horse with cushings who is super fuzzy and doesnt shed well but also has a lot of other health issues associated with it.you could at least call the vet and ask if they have any ideas about why she wont shed out! Is it unusually warm where you live this year? I know it is here and the horses coats keep starting to shed and stopping and starting again like they can't figure it out this year!
Hope she starts shedding soon!
     
    03-18-2012, 10:33 PM
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bjb
Weanling
Yes the weather here is insane! Its usually still cold. Im probably just being an overly concerned mommy! I just feel bad because she's obviously hot and most of the other horses are shedding a lot and have much lighter winter coats. Crazy little girl
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    03-19-2012, 08:53 PM
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Foal
My 4 year old Morgan is like that...long this coat that you can lose your hand in. She is just now starting her shed....much later than everyone else. Try adding some apple cider vinegar to her feed. I find it helps.
     
    03-19-2012, 08:59 PM
  #10
Trained
The weather has been in the 70's and 80's here for weeks and my horses haven't started shedding yet. I can't tug my Mustang/Curly's hair and nothing comes out and he gets a super long and thick coat. It's 4 times and long as my mare's. His hair length is from what breed(s) of horse's he has in him.

My Curly isn't shedding either.

A lot of shedding isn't caused by heat though, it's by the amount of daylight and since we are just getting longer days now, they'll start shedding soon, and I'm dreading it.
     

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