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    01-28-2012, 02:12 PM
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Foal
MTG second thoughts

I started using MTG on my horse's mane about a month ago and I haven't had any problems with it. I was seeing a great improvement in her tail and her mane was starting to fill in. I put it on once a week (every Sunday) and then I brushed it through afterwords.

I went to the barn today to check out and clean the scab that I found a week ago. I think one of the other horses nipped at her and just took the hair off and a little scabbing. I was brushing out her mane and I noticed that there was some dandruff and then the hair started FALLING out in huge clumps. I stopped brushing around that area and didn't find any other spots that were that severe.

Her tail is fine and I didn't use it on her forelock so I'm not worried about that. I have attached pictures so you guys can have an idea of what it looks like. The pics were taken on my phone so they aren't the best. The larger scab is from when she got bitten and lost the hair.

I didn't think she was allergic to MTG because this is the first time I seen anything like this before. She isn't sore around the area because I was brushing her mane, and then I softly touched the area to find any tenderness.

If you guys have any information or suggestions that would be great! I know there are a lot of threads about MTG but I didn't see anything like this before.
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    01-29-2012, 05:49 PM
  #2
Yearling
It looks like rain rot that the MTG has soaked the scabs off of. It's hard to tell without feeling the skin, but I'd test a tiny spot else where and see if she reacts to it. But this just doesn't look like an allergic reaction.
     
    01-29-2012, 06:07 PM
  #3
Foal
What if I can't find any scabs under the skin after I stopped using MTG? Would that rule out rain rot? It looks like something nasty I wouldn't want my horse getting
     
    01-29-2012, 06:11 PM
  #4
Foal
And not sure if you knew this but MTG is a treatment for rain rot. So I don't think it would be causing the hair to fall out and leave no scabs.
     
    01-29-2012, 07:15 PM
  #5
Yearling
There is one sure fired way to find out what it is Caper, call the vet. They can take scrapings and determine exactly what it is. I'm not saying it isn't a reaction to the MTG, just saying IMO it isn't. But I am not a vet either

When my gelding had it, he lost his hair in clumpy scabby nasties pretty much like this. It took several treatments with the MTG to soak all the scabs/crustys off and heal the actual skin. Google rain rot and /or rain scald. Research it, then decide whether it is vet time, or something you feel you can handle on your own.

Stopping the MTG is the first option and also the easiest. Can you give the area a good wash with a bit of antibacterial soap and warm water? A good washing hasn't ever hurt any kind of boo boo I have run across
     
    01-29-2012, 07:18 PM
  #6
Yearling
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Originally Posted by capercowgirl    
And not sure if you knew this but MTG is a treatment for rain rot. So I don't think it would be causing the hair to fall out and leave no scabs.
Oh, and yes it will. At least it did on Rascal. He lost an area of hair the size of a pie pan, that started out no bigger than 2 inches in diameter.
     
    01-30-2012, 10:20 AM
  #7
Foal
I got a call from my BO this morning and she checked it out for me and called in the vet. They are giving her a shot for ring worm today so I am praying that its something simple like that and only a cheap to treat.

Keeping my fingers crossed!
     

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