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    08-10-2010, 11:54 PM
  #21
Weanling
Is he just losing hair or is his skin in flamated also?
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    08-11-2010, 02:24 AM
  #22
Foal
Can you get this stuff over there. Maybe do a google or ask your vet. If you can't find it by that name try the active ingredient. This stuff is really good and designed for the sort of problem your having. Much better than a bleach solution.
Malaseb Shampoo Veterinary Products Information Bulletin
     
    08-11-2010, 07:26 AM
  #23
Foal
If you can call your vet. It can be all sorts of things but the scariest is sarcoids which is a cancer older horses can get. Also mites/mange ringworm, lice(doubt it), some older horses get alopecia which is just losing winter fur and the new spring fur isnt growing as fast as it used to, selenium toxicity. Good luck I hope you can figure it out
     
    08-11-2010, 02:54 PM
  #24
Yearling
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Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979    
Bathing too often is not good for the horse's coat either. Rinsing daily is fine, but you should not use shampoo more than once a week. Scrubbing this area with betadine or other medicated shampoo is probably a good idea, but I wouldn't shampoo him that often.

Ok then.. ill just cut down on the shampoo.. haha.. ill put that sollution on him(everyday? Or every other day?) ... and I need to buy some betadine
     
    08-11-2010, 02:55 PM
  #25
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Lovehorsesandrunning    
Is he just losing hair or is his skin in flamated also?
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Last year when it got really bad it was inflamed.. this year it looks like very dry skin and his hair is falling out.. =[
     
    08-11-2010, 02:56 PM
  #26
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Gluey33    
Can you get this stuff over there. Maybe do a google or ask your vet. If you can't find it by that name try the active ingredient. This stuff is really good and designed for the sort of problem your having. Much better than a bleach solution.
Malaseb Shampoo Veterinary Products Information Bulletin

Thanks! Ill look it up!
     
    08-11-2010, 02:56 PM
  #27
Yearling
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Originally Posted by sams ron    
If you can call your vet. It can be all sorts of things but the scariest is sarcoids which is a cancer older horses can get. Also mites/mange ringworm, lice(doubt it), some older horses get alopecia which is just losing winter fur and the new spring fur isnt growing as fast as it used to, selenium toxicity. Good luck I hope you can figure it out

The vet is coming out today for other reasons but I will definitely ask him about it
     
    08-11-2010, 09:18 PM
  #28
Yearling
UPDATE....

The vet came out and he said it is queensland itch... it is an allergic reaction to gnats... so he gave Duke a steriod and then gave me some advice and hopefully Duke will get better!
     
    08-11-2010, 10:32 PM
  #29
Green Broke
Good deal! Braiding cattle ear tags in his mane, the kind with insect repellent in them, works VERY well for cases of queensland itch. They're cheap to buy at most farm supply stores. Braid one just in front of the bald spot and one behind it. Those will help repel the gnats so healing time should be reduced.
     
    08-11-2010, 10:57 PM
  #30
Yearling
Ok thanks! I've been reading up on QLD itch all day.. and have came up with alot of things to try! I mean what do I have to lose? I've tried anything and everything.. lol.. so that is something else I may try!

I was also thinking... the vet asst. Told me I could stall him at night.. also read on the internet that that would help because the fan will keep the gnats away.. but.. there is no way on this planet I could afford stall board =/ I would do anything for my horse but that is something I can not do. So I have a neck rug that went with my old fly sheet.. im thinking about buying a new fly sheet and spray bleach sollution on it still.. let that dry then put skinsosoft on it then corona.. then put a neck rug and a fly sheet on him from around 4-5ish until morning.. since that is when the gnats are at large.. Is this a good idea or not? What im thinking is the rug will protect his neck from the gnats... maybe? Hmm.. idk.. im just keeping all my options open..

But that cattle tag thing might work the same but knowing my big baby he would pull the off somehow someway! Lol
     

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