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post #1 of 6 Old 05-09-2009, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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balding legs!?!?

i noticed today that my horse was losing fur on his legs, at first i thought that maybe, as he was losing his winter cost that i may be because of that, however after looking closely it was coming off all over his lef=gs, was dandruffy underneath and seemd to be like an irritation. i therefore bathed his leg in hibiscrub and left it be. i was just wondering what may have caused this irritation, in the past month i have moved yards and changed his bedding from straw to shavings. so im just wondering whether it could be an irritation due to changing his bedding and pasture and the soil around is clay soil which he is not used to, and the stress of him moving yards? just wondering what you think, and any suggestions to treating this would be apreciated. i was advised to use hibiscrub which i have done, im just worried about my little boy

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-10-2009, 10:22 AM
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My horse balds a little while shedding. It is also dandruffy. But I would think that shavings could be a problem. Maybe switch back to straw for a month or so? This is obvious, but call a vet if it doesn't get better. Do you have pics?


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i noticed today that my horse was losing fur on his legs, at first i thought that maybe, as he was losing his winter cost that i may be because of that, however after looking closely it was coming off all over his lef=gs, was dandruffy underneath and seemd to be like an irritation. i therefore bathed his leg in hibiscrub and left it be. i was just wondering what may have caused this irritation, in the past month i have moved yards and changed his bedding from straw to shavings. so im just wondering whether it could be an irritation due to changing his bedding and pasture and the soil around is clay soil which he is not used to, and the stress of him moving yards? just wondering what you think, and any suggestions to treating this would be apreciated. i was advised to use hibiscrub which i have done, im just worried about my little boy

my horse has had the exact same thing on and off since I moved from a dry desert climate to a wet, icky humid one. The best thing I've found to do is just keep it clean with weekly scrubs and make sure you rinse EVERY time they sweat. If its the same thing as my guy it has nothing to do with an allergy as far as I can tell.
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post #4 of 6 Old 05-11-2009, 09:19 AM
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is there alot of mud in his field??

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post #5 of 6 Old 05-12-2009, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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its not mud fever i can clarfy that, i've rinsed them with hibiscrub and kept them clean and it seems to be to be improving.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-12-2009, 06:46 PM
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does he wear boots? It could be that they are rubbing

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