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    04-17-2013, 01:00 PM
Green Broke
Not the link, Cherie's post. Could be rain rot which is also cured by Vitamin A. Most skin conditions come on because of lack of Vitamin A, especially this time of year. Like I said if the other horses have proper levels they will not get what your horse has. That is not normal shedding.
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    04-17-2013, 01:03 PM
I know it isn't normal, would just have my vet come check it out but he is out of town for a few more days
Will throw him on some vitamin A ,can't hurt none either way
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    04-17-2013, 01:04 PM
Green Broke
Make sure it is the liquid injectible stuff. But do NOT inject it but squit 5cc's in his mouth once a week.
    04-18-2013, 03:25 PM
Ok ,after talkin with and showing pics to 2 different vets and also people at farmvet today not one mentioned vitamin A and when asked they all blew it off as would be a waste if time and money.
The one consistent answer-- feed healthy coat, fish oil ir similar..
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    04-18-2013, 03:33 PM
Green Broke
Good thing vets aren't nuritionists. All I can say is that it worked for me and many, many others and much cheaper.
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    04-18-2013, 03:51 PM
Well, I figured I would cover it alll.
Healthy coat and a pelleted vitamin supplement with high vitamin A in it since can't find the injection kind of vitamin A.

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    04-18-2013, 05:34 PM
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All of the Vet I know also blew off Vitamin A -- It is too easy and not expensive enough to make them any money -- at least on the rain rot.

BUT -- it will work 100% of the time and is the cheapest, easiest and quickest way to get horses over rain rot, runny goopy eyes, poor heat cycles, lice and scruffy hair coats that come in the winter and early spring and are seen in poorly fed and debilitated horses.

It can be cheaply ordered from any Catalog farm supply like Jeffers and United Vet and can be cheaply bought at any farm store or feed store that caters to cattlemen.

I have been using nothing but Vitamin A instead of topical treatments for more than 40 years and learned to do it from a Nutritionist with a PhD in livestock nutrition. I have told literally hundreds of people and Vets about it and 100% of them have said it worked better and more quickly than anything they had ever used or prescribed. -- But, suit yourself. They get over it all anyway when they start getting plenty of green grass -- which corrects the Vitamin A deficiency without anyone's help.
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    04-18-2013, 05:47 PM
I have looked at all the local feed anf farm supply stores and none carry a vitamin A except in a multi vitamin type supplement.
Not sayin I doubt what you say, was just saying what else I was told.
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    04-18-2013, 06:34 PM
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It is usually packaged as A-D and sometime contains A-D E as those are the fat soluble vitamins. A will always be the predominant ingredient. The E is usually used as a preservative and anti-oxident.

The best feed type Supplement for it is Mare Plus made by Farnam. It has high levels of Vitamin A without including a lot of B Vitamins or Liver and Iron. Those are 'blood builders' and make horses get high and silly.
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    04-18-2013, 06:48 PM
Its amazing what vets don't know. I think sometimes even the most educated only have enough room in their head for so much that other things take priority and rightly so. But Cheri is spot on about the A. Cheap and easy. I've been using it for several years now and no more skin troubles in the winter and spring.

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