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  • Horse is shedding with bald spots
  • My horse has bald spots on him

 
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    04-15-2010, 11:44 PM
  #1
Weanling
Bald Spots

My horse is getting bald spots. When I was grooming him I noticed bald spots on his neck and shoulder. Could this happen from him shedding too much or rubbing? It doesn't look like it's sore just the hair is falling out. What can I do to prevent this and how can I help it grow back?
     
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    04-16-2010, 12:08 AM
  #2
Green Broke
It could be just how he's shedding..an appendix qh at our barn has this, the owners that board him swear it's rainrot (which it might be, don't get me wrong) so they'retreating it as that, but the BO thinks it might just be how he's shedding this year. I would bet on rainrot since it's most of his back stomach/flanks, but it could be either IMO.
But anywho...I would guess/suggest just how he's shedding, or rainrot, depending. I don't know what it actually looks like on him though, so I can't really say much more. :#
Sorry for rambling about Sockies at our barn though XD
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    04-16-2010, 12:11 AM
  #3
Foal
This happened to the horse I used to ride..it was usually just rubbing, completely out of boredom. But if your horse has any weird symptoms, call the vet out there. You don't want it to be mites or something that could really hurt him in the future.
     
    04-16-2010, 12:15 AM
  #4
Weanling
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Originally Posted by cottncandykoala    
This happened to the horse I used to ride..it was usually just rubbing, completely out of boredom. But if your horse has any weird symptoms, call the vet out there. You don't want it to be mites or something that could really hurt him in the future.
The only thing I can figure is he is rubbing. He doesn't have anything weird about him though.
     
    04-16-2010, 12:17 AM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Iseul    
it could be just how he's shedding..an appendix qh at our barn has this, the owners that board him swear it's rainrot (which it might be, don't get me wrong) so they'retreating it as that, but the BO thinks it might just be how he's shedding this year. I would bet on rainrot since it's most of his back stomach/flanks, but it could be either IMO.
But anywho...I would guess/suggest just how he's shedding, or rainrot, depending. I don't know what it actually looks like on him though, so I can't really say much more. :#
Sorry for rambling about Sockies at our barn though XD
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It's just bald. No flakes, no scabs, just his hair is falling out, it even still has hair on it just you can clearly see his skin if that makes sense.
     
    04-16-2010, 12:27 AM
  #6
Weanling
My horse has been doing this as well this spring. The vet came out to do shots and I had him look at it. He said that some horses just shed out too much and the hair will grow right back. As long as the bald areas are not itchy and the skin seems healthy it should be fine. My vet said the hair would grow in in a couple of weeks. Of course your horse might have something completely different but it sounds a lot like what my horse is doing.
     
    04-16-2010, 12:34 AM
  #7
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Sophie19    
My horse has been doing this as well this spring. The vet came out to do shots and I had him look at it. He said that some horses just shed out too much and the hair will grow right back. As long as the bald areas are not itchy and the skin seems healthy it should be fine. My vet said the hair would grow in in a couple of weeks. Of course your horse might have something completely different but it sounds a lot like what my horse is doing.
They don't look itchy or anything the skin actually seems healthy. I think he is just shedding out a lot.
     

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