02-10-2013, 01:50 PM
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-.- Our vet said that to be sure we got it all (it is a bad infestation if the horse is losing hair over it), we should shave... however, with extreme cold where you are at, I definitely agree that not shaving would be more beneficial. Treating with the dust and making sure you wear gloves and (and probably a face mask) work it in REALLY well all over her neck, topline and as well as you can into the sides, it should help quite a bit. Be sure to treat her at least twice.
If you look closely around the spot where she lost hair, you might notice the "dandruff" moves :o In which case, NOT DANDRUFF!!!!
And, because I just can't help myself... Ew. Ew. Ew. Ew. EW. I've heard that straw can harbor those icky pests, and it is transmittable between livestock species in many cases, sooooo... your horse probably picked it up somewhere. Again - make sure you keep your horse AWAY from the other horses!