Dandruff and scaly skin
Both my Morgan boys have a skin problem right now. They have very thick manes which tend to get dandruff easily. A few weeks ago I noticed the younger one, Cody, had really bad, flaky dandruff in his forelock and over his poll. I bagan treating it with Mane & Tail Pro-Tect, and just Mane & Tail to soften the skin and stop the itching. About a week later it started to spread down the front of his forehead, and I could literally scratch off chunks of hair, leaving little bald patches all over his face. The skin underneath was all bumpy and scaly. Then it spread to his brother, who had a similar mysterious problem on his face last summer. I am treating them both, but the second one has rubbed himself raw in a few spots and it is difficult to treat them because I think it stings or something, they both pull their heads away or put them up so high I can't reach or see what I'm doing. I am going to try aloe vera gel next and see if that helps, but would welcome any suggestions. Does it sound like sweet itch? They both also go through periods of mane and tail rubbing, and I have tried dozens of solutions to no avail.