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        04-13-2013, 05:52 PM
    Ear Problem? Need advice

    Rode my gelding last night and he was fine. Spent a ton of time grooming him today, and he was fine in the cross ties. Then I bridled him and started riding. He started shaking his head like something was bugging his face. He started to do it more and more, and I noticed his right ear was kind of cocked off to the side. I took his bridle off and put on his halter, thinking maybe something was pinching or pressing on something under the poll of the bridle. Nope. Same thing continued after I put the halter on.

    He let me touch his ear, and didn't seem too impressed if I rubbed it for him, not bothered, but I wasn't providing relief. The ear stayed a little cocked. He can move it around, so it's not "stuck" that way. I turned him back out and he was rubbing his ear on his leg, and shaking his head again. He's eating fine, and having a great day otherwise (evidenced by his nice roll in the mud after making him halfway presentable.) I checked on him a couple more times before I left the barn, and he was at the round bale, ear was still a little cocked, but not shaking his head that I can see.

    Any idea what can be going on?
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        04-13-2013, 05:56 PM
    I would talk to a Vet ear problems are hard. And it would be best to have someone that can look at it there.
        04-14-2013, 04:50 PM
    I would say check for ticks but I would think its still to early for them. My horses did the same thing and I found too huge ticks in his ear.
        04-14-2013, 04:57 PM
    Some times hair and other things can get stuck in the ear. Take a warm wash cloth and some hydrogen peroxide and gently rub out the inside of his ear. This will remove some of the dirt and hair that gets stuck that could be bothering him.
        04-14-2013, 05:30 PM
    Thank you. I was thinking it could be hair. He's shedding like a mad man right now it's flying everywhere. Too early for ticks yet in Minnesota, it can't seem to get above freezing and quit snowing. Vet is coming on Thursday for spring shots, so I am hoping it's not so urgent it can't wait until then.

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