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  • Horse rubbing and biting from dandruff?
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    07-30-2010, 04:09 PM
Horsey Dandruff

Hello all,

Well my boy has something weird going on with his mane and tail. He kept rubbing it so I looked and he had sore crusty scabs on the skin. Well I washed mane and tail and kept puttin baby oil on and lots of fly spray cz I thought it was midge bits and although its not sore anymore, it has now gone really scurfy and dandruffy.

I can't keep washing it because he doesnt like it and its not great for them and the scurf wont brush out.. Its like stuck, His skin is also dry and flaky under his mane and tail..

Does anyone know what it is and how I can fix it?

Thanks Sarah
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    07-30-2010, 04:32 PM
Green Broke
It could be anything from just dirt and sweat buildup to rainrot to hairworms or pinworms, to dust/pollen allergies.

Without pictures it is really difficult to say and symptoms of one thing can mimic symptoms of something else.

The best thing would be to have the vet look at him and maybe even do a skin scraping to eliminate the possibility of hairworms, a/k/a neck threadworms, a/k/a Onchocera worms. Which are brought about by midge fly bites

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