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post #1 of 20 Old 04-05-2012, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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need awnsers quick.

Im standing in my feild worried sick. My horse is loosing her hair, she's not shedding, it is down to the skin in multiple places. My dad started getting some really cheap feed so is it possible she's missing something in her diet?, is there a supplement I could get her? I need to do somthing asap before my dad notices how bad it is and makes me sell her because "we can't offored a horse with health problems". At first I thought my other mare (buckshot) was biting her but she has a new "bite" and its deffinately not a bite, it happend yesterday I gess bc it wasnt there the day before. I don't know how to explain it and I know you can't tell me much without seeing it. She has bare places on her neck, shoulders, and flank. Her hair is thin on her back also but you wouldnt know it unless ya look close. I wish I could attach a picture but im on my phone and don't know how to. Oh and I need to do as much as possible for it before I call the vet because if I can fix it on my own that's less money for my dad to complain about. I have had horses for seven years, you would think he'd be use to it by now.
And please don't rag on me for not calling the vet, that's not why I posted, if I wanted to hear what a bad horse owner I am I would ask for it.
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post #2 of 20 Old 04-05-2012, 01:07 PM
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call the vet, a phone call is free, you don't have to spend any money just to ask their advice.

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could be a number of things from a fungus to an allergy. I doubt we can help diagnose over the internet but maybe pix would help?

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post #4 of 20 Old 04-05-2012, 01:15 PM
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It could be a lot of things. Stress, fungus, hypothalamus, hypophysis and/or pituitary gland issues. I agree, just call and see what a vet thinks.

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Honestly, that's how a few horses I know/own are shedding this year. My friends mare looks like she's balding all over her body. Along the spine, legs, shoulders etc. But you can see new hairs starting to come in. I'm wondering if it had something to do with our odd weather this spring. It was in the 90's here a few weeks ago and I'm wondering if the horses are trying to "shed all at once" as opposed to more evenly like it's been in the past.

I wouldn't be too concerned unless the hair isn't growing back. Especially if she's up to date on everything else.
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just for reassurance, there have been multiple threads lately about horses loosing their hair in patches as they shed. It goes down to their bare skin ans then slowly grows hair back. Are you sure that's not what is happening here?
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just for reassurance, there have been multiple threads lately about horses loosing their hair in patches as they shed. It goes down to their bare skin ans then slowly grows hair back. Are you sure that's not what is happening here?
That's what's happening here. I blame the weather. LoL
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post #8 of 20 Old 04-05-2012, 01:26 PM
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just for reassurance, there have been multiple threads lately about horses loosing their hair in patches as they shed. It goes down to their bare skin ans then slowly grows hair back. Are you sure that's not what is happening here?
Yeah, my old guy's doing the same thing. He looks like he's molting!
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I agree with others. So long as the skin underneath looks healthy, then I would just watch it and give it time. If the summer coat doesn't start growing in here in a few days, then I might start to be a bit concerned, but if she's just shedding in clumps, that's happening a lot this year.

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post #10 of 20 Old 04-05-2012, 01:41 PM
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My horses are doing it too, that's why I asked. I came here to post a worried post too, and then read someone elses and realized its happening a lot this year.
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