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post #1 of 14 Old 10-07-2008, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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My horse's health

hey guys. asking for your help again...

okay
#1. He had hair loss on the side of his neck near his mane but it wasnt bad.. then i neglected it and forgot to put medicine on it. it then started to bleed so i began putting fura-zone on it.. well, it spread to the other side of his neck and the part im so mad about... it spread to his mane and the entire middle of his mane is gone! ughh!!! i cant believe it... the stuff i am putting on it include: 1.FuraZone or Nu-Stock( im bout to run out of fura zone and i cant buy no more til friday, so im gonna have to switch to nu-stock) 2. i am also putting M-T-G on him cuz it says it helps with antifungal/hairloss/and other skin conditions... im not sure what is wrong with him but last year he lost spots of hair at the middle of the summer and he almost had no hair on his neck until like october. this year it is happening way later! he does have another rash/hairloss on his belly. neither one of these conditions is rain rot.. i have witnessed rain rot for a whole year and i have seen what it can do to a horse :( but this goes away in two or three months. one time he had to get a steroid shot(if im allowed to say that on here:)..) so i have no contact to get a steroid this time.. i was wondering what have yall tried to help or take care of hair loss and rashes(i guess you would call it) if anybody can help me thank you! i am also thinking bout putting him on grand complete mainly for the hoof,skin, and joint supplement in it.. have any of you heard of it or have any of you used it and what it your feedback?? will it hurt him that he is also getting the digestive stuff in it even though he dont need it???

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post #2 of 14 Old 10-07-2008, 11:15 PM
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Last time he had the hair loss, did you get a vet out?
Does he have any known allergies? To food or any plants? Is he out with any other horses that have hair loss (either before or after he got his?)
Has anything changed in his routine (new pasture, new pasturemates, new food, new barn?)
Was any of this different from last time he lost his hair?

If you didn't have a vet out, I would suggest to call a vet out so he/she can do some skin scapings or something and figure out what is causing the hair loss.
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post #3 of 14 Old 10-07-2008, 11:31 PM
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Purhaps he has sweat itch, or mites.

I say get a vet out. Especially if its only getting worse.
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post #4 of 14 Old 10-07-2008, 11:32 PM
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I agree with Appy! I'd get a vet out ASAP
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post #5 of 14 Old 10-07-2008, 11:33 PM
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Purhaps he has sweat itch, or mites.

I say get a vet out. Especially if its only getting worse.
sorry for the double post.
Bitless has a good idea. Sonny got a sweet itch, rubbed himself raw and it bled and stuff...so that is defiantely a possibility.
But I'd still get a vet out
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post #6 of 14 Old 10-08-2008, 10:44 AM
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nu-stock is used by a lot of walking horse people...it's known to "grow hair on a door" (or sored legs) - it will definitely help grow hair back, but might not treat the reason why there is hair loss.

silly question, does he eat out of a round bale feeder by chance? If he does, it could be the feeder rubbing him...

If it is indeed a fungus, any antifungal cream for people will work - lotrimin, tinactin, etc. You can also buy generic :)

the nitrofurazone won't help unless it's a cut...and even then it slows the healing process and traps moisture...so i wouldn't use that. I would look for something that allows the skin to breathe a bit more, and one that has a drying effect as opposed to a "keep it moist" effect.

Is he itchy/scratchy on it?

You can feed a coat supplement at any point (and don't worry about him not needing it unless he's already on other similar supplements).

Pictures would help :)

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I have just stopped by the vet's office before (take pics if you can) and asked them straight up what I should do to treat it. LOL.. I know it's kinda cheesy but I can't always justify an expensive vet bill for minor stuff. Usually the Vet tech can recomend whether or not you need to get a vet hands on or what to use to treat it. I have had tremendous luck with my vet. I'm very lucky!! They don't mind helping out and they are less likey to turn you away when you are standing right in front of them.

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post #8 of 14 Old 10-08-2008, 12:38 PM
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OK first only use MTG OUT OF THE SUN... it will cause hairloss if used in the direct sun

also what is this horses diet like?? Many def and toxic reactions include hairloss!!!

The furzo are cancer causing agents I threw all of mine away !!!

look at tea tree oils, tri care from farnam or gentle Iodine instead

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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OK first only use MTG OUT OF THE SUN... it will cause hairloss if used in the direct sun
Where did you hear that? I've used MTG when my horse was outside and it didn't cause any hairloss.
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read the bottle ;) it is sulfur based

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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