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post #1 of 38 Old 04-16-2013, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Bald Spot Help..

My 27 year old gelding has started getting bald spots this past weekend. Never had them before.
Could it be from the 80 degree weather suddenly and him just starting to loose winter coat?
I have never seen this before.

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ok so im going to ask a few questions first so I get a better view of things:

Is he pastured with other horses?

Are you noticing a ring or target like rash?

Is he extra itchy? Possibly having a dryer lack luster fur? Mood changes?



I can think of several things from he's being beaten up, rubbing on weird things to lice/mites. Let us know :3
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Yes 3 other horses but he is only one like that, rash lookin on some spots, not getting picked on I am 100% sure.
Not really actin itchy and no mood change. Hard to say about lack luster as his winter coat has always been kinda dull like all his life.
Even getting them on belly and face
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Looks like lice. Get him on a good level of Vitamin A. It gets rid of lice, rain rot, runny goopy eyes and other skin and health problems encountered in the winter and early spring after horses have run out of stored Vitamin A. Do a search on it and it will tell you how to fix it. Green grass will also fix it.
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It was a very tiny spot Saturday and within a day or 2 it is now probably a dozen large spots as you can,see in pics.
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post #7 of 38 Old 04-16-2013, 11:18 PM
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yea either mites or lice.
Heres an article to help
Lice on Horses | TheHorse.com

Its about lice and treatments :3
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Don't think lice, the same brush was used on another horse Saturday right after used on him and she is just fine, and those 2 are constantly touching and if it was lice she would have it too.
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Please read Cherie's post. If the other horse has proper levels of Vitamin A she will not get the lice. You need to supplement this horse with vitamin A. Do a search on this forum you will get lots of threads on what to use and how.
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post #10 of 38 Old 04-17-2013, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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I did read the link. I examined the horse this morning, no lice, eggs or anything. Even used a magnifying glass. Nothing.
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