Bald Spots - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 04-15-2010, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 365
• Horses: 1
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?

Life is about doing something you love and never giving up.
rissaxbmth is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 04-15-2010, 11:08 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,789
• Horses: 1
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
Posted via Mobile Device
Iseul is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 04-15-2010, 11:11 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: All over the place
Posts: 71
• Horses: 0
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.

Loving Life ~ Having Fun ~ Taking Photos Always ~
Maybe if we are surrounded in beauty ~ Someday we will become what we see
cottncandykoala is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 04-15-2010, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 365
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by cottncandykoala View Post
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.

Life is about doing something you love and never giving up.
rissaxbmth is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 04-15-2010, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 365
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iseul View Post
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
Posted via Mobile Device
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.

Life is about doing something you love and never giving up.
rissaxbmth is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 04-15-2010, 11:27 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Posts: 698
• Horses: 1
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.

Help me horse forum! You're my only hope!
Sophie19 is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 04-15-2010, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 365
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sophie19 View Post
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.

Life is about doing something you love and never giving up.
rissaxbmth is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
bald spots on legs ididasku Horse Health 0 04-04-2010 11:26 PM
Bald spots and weight loss Ctrygirl Horse Health 4 04-04-2010 09:01 PM
Bald Spots and MTG Void Horse Grooming 2 10-02-2009 08:05 PM
Bald spots when shedding blossom856 Horse Grooming 7 05-07-2009 09:19 PM
bald spots? geewillikers Horse Health 10 06-03-2008 03:21 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome