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post #1 of 6 Old 10-07-2010, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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rubbing her tail

My mare who is fat as a pig and has been regularly wormed has started backing up to something and rubbing her tail. I was told that sometimes some sort of mite or something gets on the tail and to use MTG. I plan to get some tomorrow but want to hear what everyone says. Has this ever happened to you???

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-07-2010, 10:23 AM
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Tail rubbing can be caused by many things - insect hypersensitivity, food allergy, lice infestation, mange, dry skin or in rare cases a behavioral vice much like cribbing. It's obviously not worms though, since she is regularly wormed.

I have heard some people use this formula - which could help if it has anything to do with insects or dry skin and it's kind of a cheap/natural alternative.

Mix equal parts of Listerine mouth wash (original formula) and cheap baby oil in a spray bottle. Spray on and finger comb it through to the roots. This mixture seems to keep the flies away and the baby oil also softens the hair and moisturizes the tail bone skin.

I have never tried this, but read up on it during the summer months when my guy was rubbing his tail. I eneded up using MTG like you said and it seemed to do the trick.

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post #3 of 6 Old 10-07-2010, 11:53 AM
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MTG is a good start, de-worming is the first thing I do (Which you've done). Also might want to clean her girly parts...

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Check her udder before you bother with the rest of it. Especially if she's a bit over weight. It can get really nasty and mares will start rubbing their tails.
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post #5 of 6 Old 10-08-2010, 09:37 AM
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Here teats can have a lot of buildup of dark gunk. You warm water and your hand or a washcloth. Cold water works too but it takes longer to get it off in my experience. The buildup is caused by sweat,pee,and when they are in heat.It's kinda gross. Oh and your mare might be sensitive down there. Mine got ticked off when I was cleaning her.
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-12-2010, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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Interesting, very interesting!!! I will clean her udder in the next day or so! I did get MTG and put on ther tail. I've put it on the tail 2 times now.

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