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post #1 of 13 Old 11-30-2008, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Tail rubbing even after diffrent treatments, any ideas?

I have a weanling who is giving me fits! I bought him about 4-5 weeks ago and I can't stop his tail rubbing. I have washed his tail and the underside as well, lice treatment for three weeks (just to be safe), dewormed twice with Zimectrin Gold, and have used MTG on it. I am out of ideas and he will be out of tail hair soon if he doesn't stop. Anyone have any suggestions? This is the only place he is rubbing. Will try to post pics soon.
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post #2 of 13 Old 12-01-2008, 07:06 AM
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Tough call, you might try something with an anti fungal in it. Either ask your vet for something or check out your local feed store for treatments.
We have a 2 year old with allergy/skin problems last summer. The only thing that helped her to stop scratching her skin off a slathering of bag balm.


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post #3 of 13 Old 12-01-2008, 09:09 AM
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This may make some people squimsih. But have you ever tired rubbing some vasiline under the tail and around the anus.

Some times it is just dry skin that makes them irrtated. Also over washing a tail can irrtate them. Some times residue is left and irritate some horses. This happens to alot of horses at the track. Because they are bathed almost every day.

But try the vasaline. It is worth a try
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post #4 of 13 Old 12-01-2008, 09:44 AM
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First, check his sheath to see if he needs cleaning. If that's not the issue, go ahead and have your vet out for an exam.

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post #5 of 13 Old 12-01-2008, 11:43 AM
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For horses with sensitive skin, MTG makes them rub worse because it burns and then itches. I'd reccommend stopping the MTG, cleaning his sheath, and then spraying the top of the tail liberally with Healthy Hair Care Moisturizer twice a day to keep it from getting dry.

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post #6 of 13 Old 12-01-2008, 01:25 PM
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I recommend scrubbing where he is itching with Betadine. My mare was rubbing the sides of her tail raw and I washed the area really well and then scrubbed it with Betadine and rinsed well. I did this every other day and it worked wonders. Also, make sure his bum is clean. That could cause itching too.
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post #7 of 13 Old 12-01-2008, 05:34 PM
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You sure he doesn't have any fungus? I'd also recommend getting some anti-fungus treatment...hmm. Never heard of the Vaseline thing, but I'd give that a try too- might work!

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post #8 of 13 Old 12-01-2008, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Sheath is clean, anti fungal has been tried no go. Everything has been cleaned. His tail is super dry, so I am starting with moisurizer (sp). I haven't had him long. But he medically checks out fine. Just the tail rubbing and only the very top of his tail. He is so funny watching him scrootch down to get the "right" spot, but it isn't funny that I can't get him to quit. keep sending the ideas because I'm out of them, and I am trying all of yours. Hopefully we will get this straightened out.
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post #9 of 13 Old 12-02-2008, 01:41 AM
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Hi there.
Is it possible that he is allergic to something you're using on his tail? Like the shampoo or conditionair.

Does he wear rugs? If so do you wash the rugs with detergent at all? I have known horses to have reactions to certain soaps or detergents etc.

Or he could have an allergy to something in the envoronment. Has anything changed lately? Feed, painted fences, increased winds bringing different gradd seeds over. Its a long shot I know. But something to consider as you've tried so many other things :)
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post #10 of 13 Old 12-02-2008, 11:41 AM
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Agreed with MrsB... my guess is some sort of allergy. I know a horse that rubbed all the hair off his tail and butt before they realized he was allergic to something. They had to get a medicated shampoo from the vet that took care of it immediately. If you're willing to spend a bit of $$ I'd get the vet to come and take a culture on it.
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