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    10-21-2012, 10:32 PM
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Trained
Have somebody lift a leg while cleaning....hard to kick on three legs
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    10-22-2012, 02:03 PM
  #22
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Parasites may not be the problem. Horses that have problems in the sacrum/sacroiliac joint can sometimes 'self treat' their lower back pain by rubbing their butts against the wall etc. This will look like a parasite related tail rub.

Have an equine bodyworker check your horse out for any soreness or restriction in that area. Or learn some bodywork techniques to help your horse.
     
    10-22-2012, 02:18 PM
  #23
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Originally Posted by windspeed    
Parasites may not be the problem. Horses that have problems in the sacrum/sacroiliac joint can sometimes 'self treat' their lower back pain by rubbing their butts against the wall etc. This will look like a parasite related tail rub.

Have an equine bodyworker check your horse out for any soreness or restriction in that area. Or learn some bodywork techniques to help your horse.
Good to know, thanks for the info
Oh, btw, hello fellow German
     
    10-22-2012, 02:22 PM
  #24
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My friend in the UK has terrible problems caused by what we call 'midges' - really tiny gnats that are mostly about early morning and early evening and stabling a horse at this time of day can help a lot - the horses develop an allergy to the saliva the gnats slobber on them and it causes sweet itch.
She found that putting loads of baby oil all over the top of the tail stopped the gnats getting to the skin. They also arent keen on garlic smell so she feeds that to the horses too.
If it gets really bad some vets will suggest a cortisone treatment - you could try a cortisone cream or any other sort of itch relief cream - you know what its like when a bite itches you - you just have to keep scratching at it as it feels 'so good'
If you've ruled out pin worms and parasites like mites that actually live on the horse and irritate then I can't suggest that as a cause
     

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