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    05-23-2013, 08:49 PM
Question Bald Horse

My horse has a skin condition where when he sheds, it comes off in strips. Not hair by hair like normal. We have looked into it and we are positive it isn't rain rot. The hair underneath is thin and there isn't very much of it. The weather can change drastically here from rain to sun in a matter of minutes. He needs some hair on him. Its been growing back fairly well. But is there a product that can help hair grow? Someone told me coconut oil does the trick. Does anyone know if that's true or not?


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    05-23-2013, 09:42 PM
Hair, like hoof, grows from the inside out- meaning the only way to grow a nice coat in is to have a well-nourished, healthy horse. I would be looking into what is causing an abnormal shed (nutrition, cushings, fungal issue, etc) and treat that, but the only thing that will help the hair grow back in well is feeding the horse right and preventing any further damage to the skin. Conditioners, etc, can help KEEP hair from drying out and help it stay looking nice once it's already grown, but the whole 'growing faster' bit is advertising hogswash.
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    05-23-2013, 09:47 PM
Some horses have diets deficient in vitamin A during the winter. This can harm their coat and make them more susceptible to infections.
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    05-23-2013, 10:27 PM
Thanks guys
    05-23-2013, 10:31 PM
Does anyone know of Vitamin A rich feed?
    05-23-2013, 10:33 PM
You can add Hoffman's minerals (available at many feedstores in BC) and add it to his grain, it is full of vitamin A.
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