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post #1 of 5 Old 08-07-2008, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Color health issues?

I heard that gray horses sometimes have more problems with tumors and cists(sp?) but i was looking into purchasing a cremello tb/welsh pony mix and I was wondering if cremellos develope any extra health issues or what extra care(if any) they need.
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-08-2008, 04:06 AM
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I've heard that they need sunscreen if they're going to be outside.
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-08-2008, 10:46 AM
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I am not sure if Aslike(sp) clover grows in your area, but wet aslike blossoms can grow a (fungus) like spores that can cause light coloured horses to get clover poisoning. I know I learned dthis the hard way with one of my mares getting it. She had to have vitamin shots and special diet for a month. She did recover but we have to really watch that she doesn't get out on wet Aslike Clover blossoms.again as once they have been poison it doesn't take much for them to get sick again.
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-08-2008, 11:59 AM
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i don't think cremellos are as predisposed to tumors and cancers like greys are (esp. grey arabs)...not sure though.

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-08-2008, 02:05 PM
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The reason grey horses are predisposed to skin cancers is because many times they have pink skin which will burn. Just like with people too much exposure to radiation will cause skin cancers. Cremellos, because of their pink skin would have the same disposition. When considering buying the cremello lookin into a good sheet (fly sheets work) along with extra coverage with leg wraps and fly masks to prevent burning.

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