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        04-21-2013, 09:36 AM
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    If your horse is on green grass in the summer then they don't need it but if only on hay then it's probably a good idea to give once a month year round. In winter when no green grass then I would give it to them monthly.

    Your horse might need it for more than a month. You will know if symptoms clear up.
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        04-26-2013, 08:08 PM
    Ok now 2 of the horses are starting to scratch and get some small spots. No lice or nothing. My 3 year old filly isn't doin but all 3 geldings are.
    Not too sure all 3 would just happen have lack of vitamin A. The other 2 just started.
    The vet swears up and down it is something they caught from the 28 year old that I posted pics of .
    The 2 are not mine .
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        04-26-2013, 09:11 PM
    If they are all off green grass and they all eat the same general diet, they indeed could all be low in A. Horses show it at different rates according to how they use it/store it. Some are better at it than others.
        04-26-2013, 09:16 PM
    BTW, this is why everyone thinks rain rot is communicable. Same herd of horses eating the same diet but running out of A at different times/skin being made weak in different ways so they "appear" to be spreading it among them somehow.
        04-26-2013, 09:19 PM
    My gelding is on completely different diet than other 2 ,that is why I say hard to believe it is that.
    The other 2 just arrived the later in the day the same day my geldin started this.
    The other 2 are on a vitamin supplement since day they arrived that ia very high in vitamin A .
    Still not completely sold on the whole vitamin A thing
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        04-26-2013, 09:21 PM
    Different diets and been on green grass for well over a month now.
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        04-27-2013, 09:35 PM
    I gave my mare her first dose of vitamin A on Friday....her hair is just flying off of her....mostly from her shoulders, chest, and girth area....seems to be across her back a bit and hips now too. It should be warm enough tomorrow and I will give her a bath with the anti-microbial shampoo and when she dries I will spray her with Fungasol. I figured I will cover all bases and see what happens.

    Her and my gelding have everything the same but he has no sign of it. Good thing!

    They do have separate grooming tools so that's a plus.

    She is acting fine.....hope her skin clears up before she goes completely bald! I am thankful that she doesn't have any wounds....just bald, flaky areas.
        04-27-2013, 10:22 PM
    Same as my old gelding.
    The spots on the other 2 are differnt and more like rub marks.
    Good luck
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