Skin issues - itchy skin, horse psoriasis?

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    05-07-2013, 10:19 PM
Green Broke
Skin issues - itchy skin, horse psoriasis?

I have a newer horse to me...her previous owner mentioned she had a skin contrition, and I have found she is very itchy, dandruffy, and now patches of hair gone.....something like psoriasis. I started her on senior equine supplements, but it seems now that it's getting warmer, it's getting worse.

I was told to try putting a small amount of pure cider vinegar in her food.....I see there is medicated soap out there was well as supplements meant to help with skin and coat...

Has anyone delt with this? Any suggestions?

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    05-09-2013, 09:57 AM
I definitely love Shapley's MTG for all different kinds of skin problems!
    05-09-2013, 10:25 AM
Green Broke
Thanks! I will check that out! I have the vet coming to look at her, to get to the bottom of this. Thanks again!
    05-09-2013, 10:59 AM
Manna Pro has a Calm Coat topical spray product that I really like! You can use it on horses and dogs :)
    05-09-2013, 11:06 AM
Green Broke
I put my colt on a coat supplement because he gets very itchy and had dandruff. A month later on the supplement and he seems to be less itchy overall, and no more dandruff. :) The dandruff was only on his mane and tail dock, though. I use the Nu-Image supplement in SmartPaks.
    05-09-2013, 11:16 AM
One of mine has a problem similar to yours. After multiple tests including allergy testing & biopsy she was found to be reactive/allergic to flies. Allergy shots didn't help at all even after a year, in fact they made her itch in winter too so I stopped them.
She now has to be on hydroxyzine every summer.
Someone on this forum mentioned ?magnesium? For skin problems. Can't remember the details but hopefully someone will chime in as I
D like to try something besides the drugs.

Good luck to you, it is frustrating.
    05-09-2013, 12:04 PM
Vitamin A helps with a lot of skin conditions. I've never used it, but maybe someone will come along and explain.
    05-09-2013, 01:03 PM
Originally Posted by aforred    
Vitamin A helps with a lot of skin conditions. I've never used it, but maybe someone will come along and explain.

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