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post #1 of 14 Old 04-17-2010, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Worried..Shedding TOO Much

I have 2 quarter horses who we purchased last year after they had already shed, this year they are starting to shed but I am concerned. They are shedding down to the skin....big patches. I had the vet come out and he said they don't seem to have any issues that just may be the way they shed but I am still worried. Has anyone else seen anything like this. Vet said it may be where we got hot quick here instead of gradually warming up.
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post #2 of 14 Old 04-17-2010, 09:32 PM
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I have 2 quarter horses who we purchased last year after they had already shed, this year they are starting to shed but I am concerned. They are shedding down to the skin....big patches. I had the vet come out and he said they don't seem to have any issues that just may be the way they shed but I am still worried. Has anyone else seen anything like this. Vet said it may be where we got hot quick here instead of gradually warming up.
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Ah, finally someone with the same problem. My new gelding is doing the SAME thing. They aren't sore just big bald patches. I wouldn't worry too much if the vet said its okay.

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Down here, a lot of the horses are shedding like that this year. We had an unusually cold winter and it went from 40 degrees to 80+. Our youngest mare's hair, who is very long in the winter, was literally falling out on half her back (to bare skin and her skin looked fine). Now, 1 1/2 weeks later, she has shed most of the rest normally and she's already fuzzy again where hair fell out. Another couple of weeks and it looks like she'll have her normal summer coat.

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post #4 of 14 Old 04-18-2010, 04:54 AM
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Some horses just shed that way :)
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post #5 of 14 Old 04-20-2010, 09:12 PM
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I have the same problem. My husband is worried but its not a big deal. NOW if they start gettin bumps and then start losing it there might be a problem. But if its smooth don't worry.
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post #6 of 14 Old 04-20-2010, 11:45 PM
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a couple of ours shed that way, it's normally a thoroughbred thing to shed bald and then have their summer coat grow in, but other breeds do it as well.
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I don't know if this will work but here's a link from another thread referencing the same thing. It's pretty common. Especially in the warmer states.

My poor horses are going bald! Any Ideas??

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post #8 of 14 Old 04-24-2010, 08:49 AM
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MINE TOO .......big big bare patches ......started at the chest and I thought he just rubbed it off because he was shedding......now the little summer hair are coming out and the patch has moved to the shoulders and girth are.....both rump cheeks are the same way......just a touch and you have a handfull .....
Even the bridge of his nose hair just falls off !

Thanx for bringing that up
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post #9 of 14 Old 04-24-2010, 08:56 AM
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I thought I was the only one!! My new quarter horse gelding started going bald but my parents continue to tell me he is fine.
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Yup! Lacey has giant places where it's just skin with no fur, you are not alone. =)

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