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post #1 of 12 Old 03-13-2008, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Can anyone help?

Hi guys,
as you may know, I just got a new mare a few weeks ago. (she is posted under "Weight Gain" in this forum) and I was finally able to really groom her and I noticed lots of little bumps under her dirty coat, I used the curry comb and they started falling off like it was just old crusty dirt, my horse has never been this dirty before (she was in a pasture with no grooming for a year) so i'm not sure what it could be. She also has some hair loss on her chest. I need to know if I should get the vet out right away? Or could it wait till I can give her a bath? The hair loss happend before she came here, she hasn't lost any more since then (except for the curry comb) please help if you have any idea.
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post #2 of 12 Old 03-13-2008, 09:33 PM
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Hey I4D Has she been out in lots of snow and rain?

I'm guessing that the hairloss is because of her condition. She doesn't look like she has been well taken care of before you got her. Poor diet causes a poor coat.

For the bumps if she is in alot of rain and snow it could be rain rot (a fungus) and in this case I recommend using Shapley's MTG in it! MTG is a sulphur based viscous liquid that aids in hair growth and also works amazing on scratches and rain rot!

Here is a link that gives you some information...

http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.h...9-1D059477370F
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post #3 of 12 Old 03-13-2008, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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thanks, I believe she was kept outside all year.
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post #4 of 12 Old 03-13-2008, 09:40 PM
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I would say to buy some MTG and rub it all over her body then! Not her face though!
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post #5 of 12 Old 03-14-2008, 07:44 PM
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The bumps could be rainrot or clumps of dirt on the skin that are rediculously hard to get off and less you bathe. Do what FehrGroundRanch said and rub MTG all over her.

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post #6 of 12 Old 03-15-2008, 02:16 AM
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Sounds like rain rot
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post #7 of 12 Old 03-15-2008, 02:33 AM
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With her recovering from being in poor condition that is most likely what it is. Good Nutrition is number one with rain rot/rain scald, and MTG. I honestly don't mind the smell of mtg.
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post #8 of 12 Old 03-15-2008, 09:46 AM
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I agree with everyone here. It sounds like a bad case of rain rot. MTG will help get rid of it
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post #9 of 12 Old 03-19-2008, 02:55 PM
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hair loss

HELLO use MTG we have a cupboard full of it and use it all the time it is great stuff just rub it all over her it will get rid of rain rot and help restore hair growth as well as helping keep her coat nice shape, my horses are on pasture moastly year round so we use it to help with all kinds of issues in the hair system on them
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post #10 of 12 Old 03-19-2008, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info (everyone) I just got MTG today and will use it ASAP, around how long does it take to see a difference?
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