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    01-21-2010, 01:30 PM
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Foal
Exclamation Hair falling off??

I just got a 10 year old Pinto Gelding about 2 weeks ago. And as I brushed him the other day I noticed that underneath his tail, his hair was flaking off in patches. It is not raw underneath and it doesn't seem hurt him at all, but it just kind of flakes off in chunks. And then I noticed it in different places on him belly and sides. Wondering if anybody could have any idea what it is? How to treat it? Thanks
     
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    01-21-2010, 02:44 PM
  #2
Weanling
Sounds like some kind of bacteria or skin fungus. Can you give him a bath? The mane and tail medicated shampoo is amazing stuff for animal skin conditions. If you can't bath him, I would use apple cidar vinegar...just spray it on a brush and brush it on over these spots. It will kill whatever is going on and the hair wil come back in really quick. He may not appreciate the initial sting from the vinegar but it will really help him if you can't bath him.
     
    01-21-2010, 04:05 PM
  #3
Foal
It sounds like Raint Rot. If you are anywhere near the southern US like I am you have probably gotten a lot of nasty weather recently.
Rain Rot is pretty hard to treat in the winter. Your best bet is MTG, and making sure he's getting good feed. Might want to try some supplementing, like a regular multi-vitamin, or a Skin and Hair supplement.
In the warmer months you can wash him with an Iodine based shampoo and that will help. When you brush or curry be gentle as it does hurt them.
As it heals the hair WILL FALL OUT and then regrow. I simply spray the MTG and then as it starts falling out brush them to remove the hair.
Also you may want to check for scratches that would be on the backs of his heels, especially if he has white feet, for some reason they are usually worse. Scratches show up as nasty hard scabs with or with some swelling of the ankle. The scabs need to be removed as air is the only thing that will help kill the bacteria in there. If you are going to remove the scabs be sure to soften the first. Again the MTG works wonders, and usually the scabs wills simply fall off on their own.
     

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