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        06-28-2013, 05:34 PM
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    Foal
    Scratching to the point of hardly and hair?

    So recently I had a thread about my horse and how his skin was like pealing pretty bad, luckily that cleared up but now in those areas he's really scratching and it doesn't look raw or anything but he scratches it all the time to the point where there isn't much hair left? It kinda concerns me and maybe it isn't a problem, maybe its just a thing but I don't really want to just ignore it incase it is something. I haven't been adding products or anything to him just so I can give his skin time to clear and heal. I don't have time to post photos right now because trying to catch him and get the photos before I go to work is a small chance. If you have any ideas or suggestions of what I could do that would be great. I will add photos as soon as I get home.
         
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        06-30-2013, 11:35 PM
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    We need more descriptions, and photos when you can. Is the hair coming off with little scabbie bits of skin attached? Has your horse been prone to dandruff and any dry itchy skin? What are his living conditions like? Has your horse been standing out in the rain a lot?

    I would really call your vet up and see what he says, it could be something serious.
         
        07-01-2013, 12:06 AM
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    Yearling
    It depends. My horse is allergic to flies. So he will itch his hair off and get scabby in the summer time. I have to keep him on dex all summer. So maybe your vet could give you some insight if its allergies.
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        07-02-2013, 03:59 PM
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    If he's not welting up, there is no extra heat in the itchy areas, he's on a good deworming schedule and getting good quality feed, you may just have an exceptionally itchy horse like my 2 year old.

    My boy was covered in dandruff when I got him in March and had rubbed half his mane & some tail out. I've never seen a horse so itchy that he will stretch out and nearly fall over during grooming sessions! I use Healthy HairCare Hair Moisturizer on him after every groom session, focusing on really working it into the roots of his mane and base of tail. If I go more than a few days without applying it, he will start rubbing raw spots on his chest and tail. Healthy HairCare is a pink liquid concentrate that you'll need to mix with water in a spray bottle; most bigger tack shops will carry it. It's comprised of various moisturizers, no drying ingredients like silicone. Took care off the dandruff & excessive rubbing, and leaves his whole body shiny and soft.
         
        07-03-2013, 07:39 PM
      #5
    Foal
    You need to take your horse to a vet. Even if it isn't a big deal, better safe then sorry
         

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