Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: mount storm west virginia
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bare spots and rubbing ??
Hello my name is Jessica and this is my second topic. I just got a 8 month old medicine hat red roan paint colt. He was very very neglected. He was about 200 lbs underweight and you can't tell the color of him due to the mess and dirt caked on him. I've had him about a month and he has put on alot of weight with platforms mare and foal. He looks like a horse now. I have also wormed him with safeguard twice. Plan on worming him again in two weeks with zimecterin gold now that I know his system can handle it. I'm not so worried about his weight because he is gaining slowly but surely. However he does have several bare spots on him where he is rubbing or bitting himself. His chest has no winter fur on it at all. Now it does have hair on it but what it looks like is the someone has shaved him, which is from rubbing on his hay feeder. I know that rubbing his hind end is due to needing a stronger wormer . But what I don't know is why he is bitting his sides. Same spots on both sides on his spine. I have put triple antiboic on it and medicine for ring worm. He has hair on the spots but not long winter hair like the rest on him. I don't know if maybe him still having worms can make him bite at those places or maybe he rubbed and it just itches were his hair is growing back.
I am puzzled. Hopefully we can get him better one step at a time. He is a beautiful gift from god how someone could let him live they way they did is beyond me. He will never have to worry about that again. We just have a few hurdles to get over.