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  • Does mtg mane and tail burn

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    07-20-2013, 11:20 AM
  #11
Yearling
FYI- My half Appy mare is very allergic to MTG.
Her hair falls out, and her skin burns and blisters. It was discovered before I had her, but I am not about to try it again, since she is obviously sensitive.... might be the same for you it sounds like.
     
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    07-20-2013, 11:57 AM
  #12
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Green Broke
MTG can be great stuff (despite its stench) but only for certain things. I've not found mane/tail growth one of them UNLESS the issue is fungus caused. These areas get too hot with all that extra hair in the sun and can cause blistering and other skin irritations.

The only thing I've found MTG good for are spots of missing hair usually believed to be associated with fungal issues like rain rot, scratches, and ring worm, etc. It works great for those issues -the sulfur in it works similar to a Lyme dip a dog or cat might get if they have ring worm. But even in these cases if it is summer and hot out I've found it best to apply in the evening so its mostly soaked in by the time the higher temps hit the next day or keep them inside with fans.

If you want better mane and tail growth it is better to first look at nutrition and improve that and then keep the mane and tail conditioned with a conditioner to prevent tangles and breakage. Don't over groom the mane and tail area because use of the comb will pull and thin the hair. And there is only so thick you can make it due to genetics.
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    08-05-2013, 12:26 PM
  #13
Foal
It works on my appy but you can't put it on during the day or you'll give him a nasty sun burn. Most appys have pink skin that burns easily so we put any oily products on him at night so its absorbed by morning. He might also have very sensitive skin like most appys so the sulfer might be to harsh for him. I would just play it safe and wash it out. If you want the hair to grow good nutrition is key. Also wash the mane and tail once a week and condition. This will help keep the hair moisturized to help with breakage. I also like to use a tail bag and I only take it of to wash it. Just use a good fly spray if you do bag his tail. My appy had a rat tail and was missing most of his mane ( thanks to lice) when we rescued him last year. Now his mane is back and his tail is past his hocks. Hope this helps
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