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    08-03-2009, 02:11 PM
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Foal
nicks all over - hair growth tips?

Among heaps of other quirks, my young thoroughbred gelding also flat-out refuses to grow hair over his nicks. It'll take a solid month for the hair to grow in halfway, and I'm really not that patient. :)
He has such a handsome face, but is nicking it up left and right. His nose, forehead, and over his eyes have large bald patches and he adds a new one to the collection every few days. He seems to get some from playing, and some from rubbing his neck and face against trees. Hated to do it, since he's turned out at night, but we've begun to put a fly mask on him for turn out for a bit more protection. Still, boys will be boys, and he'll come in without it probably 2 or 3 days out of the week.

So, any product recommendations for hair growth? He's a chestnut, if that has anything to do with it.
I've been using MTG, and it really does work. Just wondering if anyone has found something that works better, faster?

And a note - he's allergic to most fly sprays, we have to make up our own batch (skin so soft, vinegar, tea tree oil, ect.) so anything with harsh chemicals, especially pyrethrins, are a no-go.

Thanks!
     
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    08-03-2009, 11:29 PM
  #2
Weanling
Just use MTG everyday in til you see the hair starting to grow back, then I would use it a few times a week.Thats how I do it.
     
    08-04-2009, 09:11 AM
  #3
Green Broke
I swear by furazone. It will make the hair grow back the same color as it should be and prevents a scar. Just dab a little over all his cuts and you will see progess in no time. The only problem is that its like a goop and in the summer can attract dust and make his face dirty.
     
    08-04-2009, 11:38 AM
  #4
Foal
Furazone? I have the stuff, but only put it on open or fresh cuts to prevent infection and such. It works as a hair growth stimulator? Huh, thanks! I'll give it a try.
     
    08-04-2009, 08:37 PM
  #5
Trained
A&D Ointment. Any drug store carries it. Works great.
     
    08-04-2009, 10:52 PM
  #6
Banned
Show sheen and veggie oil mixed together works super great!
     
    08-04-2009, 10:58 PM
  #7
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by p I n t o    
Furazone? I have the stuff, but only put it on open or fresh cuts to prevent infection and such. It works as a hair growth stimulator? Huh, thanks! I'll give it a try.

That was the number one reason I use it, I had never heard of it preventing infection, I usually put something else on it to keep it from getting infected and then start putting the furazone on once its on its way to getting healed to prevent ugly proud flesh and to help the hair grow back.
     
    08-05-2009, 11:00 AM
  #8
Foal
Vitamin E capsules...buy them at the drug store, and then take a safety pin and pierce the capsules, then squeeze the oil out on the spot (or your finger) and rub it in just a bit. It works really well and usually helps for the hair to grow in the same color. Good luck!
     
    08-05-2009, 11:06 AM
  #9
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by p I n t o    
Furazone? I have the stuff, but only put it on open or fresh cuts to prevent infection and such. It works as a hair growth stimulator? Huh, thanks! I'll give it a try.
Furazone is a topical ointment/salve.

There is no product that will make hair grow any faster than the body allows.

Hair will grow back the same color IF the coat it is growing back in is not bleached out.

You can use pretty much any product but the stimulation by massaging the area will bring the blood flow to the area and keep the process moving forward.
     
    08-07-2009, 12:07 AM
  #10
Foal
Show Sheen and veggie oil? Now that's getting creative. :)
Haha, and thanks guys! Like I said, tons of nicks -- so I'll try out each solution and see which works the best for me.

And yeah, I've read about the massaging. These aren't old scars though, so I didn't know if it would really apply. Still, I'm up for anything!

Thanks again! I'll put up a picture once he's all handsome again. ;)
     

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