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post #1 of 36 Old 02-09-2013, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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Hair missing on chest

My filly has a patch on her chest where the hair is missing. There is no broken skin and no bumps or anything. Not sure if it's a fungus or she rubbed it off?
It doesn't seem to be spreading but just wondering if anyone has any ideas?

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post #2 of 36 Old 02-09-2013, 05:52 AM Thread Starter
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I think I figured out how to attach the pictures.
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post #3 of 36 Old 02-09-2013, 08:00 AM
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Does she wear a rug?

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I would say she doesn't wear a rug looking at her coat!
Looks to ne as if she has been leaning over something and just rubbed it out.
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post #5 of 36 Old 02-09-2013, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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She doesn't wear a rug. She's a weanling so terribly difficult to blanket lol but yes she has a thick winter coat.
Thanks Foxhunter, I hops that's all it is!
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post #6 of 36 Old 02-09-2013, 12:44 PM
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Is she eating from a feeder? My filly did the same from eating through a round bale feeder. Looks like the same spot too:)
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post #7 of 36 Old 02-09-2013, 02:02 PM
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If she gets itchy as our weather warms that's a favorite area for rubbing against something.
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Looks like she found something abrasive to scratch her itchy spot on!
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post #9 of 36 Old 02-09-2013, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone!
She doesn't eat from a feeder but there is a feeder in the pasture (frozen to the ground otherwise I'd take it out) and yes it's been warm lately :)
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post #10 of 36 Old 02-09-2013, 08:29 PM
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To me that looks JUST like lice.... I think you should check for it

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