I just recently got a horse that seemed to be doing fine, he is about 100 pounds underweight but gaining little by little. All of a sudden, a couple days ago I noticed that he is losing an excessive amount of hair in one spot. The next day, I notice the same exact spot on the other side of him. Now he is losing hair by his mouth and a few other areas of his body. The patches are not completely bald but definitely noticeable and you can see a lot of skin. Im afraid of mange, but have heard that this is common in horses who are underweight and that it isnt a big deal. Has this happened to anyone else?
The vet is coming out to check him on Friday but just thought I would ask.
Any thoughts/comments are appreciated.