Oily and Dandruffy Mane and Coat HELP! - The Horse Forum

 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 Old 11-09-2011, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 159
• Horses: 1
Oily and Dandruffy Mane and Coat HELP!

My yearling thoroughbred stud has had this issue since the day I got him. He was very sick as a foal and weanling and the people I bought him from I threatened to call the ASPCA on a few times because of his health and the condition of the rest of their horses ( I ended up buying him because I didn't want to leave him). He is now healthy and looks absolutely beautiful other than one issue. His mane is probably the worst. He has a very oily mane and tail and all down his body where ever you run your hands you get a decent coat of dandruff. He's had this issue since I bought him and got him healthy again. Right now he's on a quarter of a scoop of Buckeye Growth formula since my mom's Friesian/Oldenburg filly is on it (and I just started giving him it to keep his weight up for the winter) he also gets a full scoop of sweet feed to go with it. His weight is and body condition are perfect for his size since he is a rather large baby at 15.1 hh at a yearling. He is brushed better than most professional horses on a daily basis in an attempt to help this problem but it's not making much of a difference.
Any info or recommendations for supplements to help with this would be appreciated.
fresh paint girl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 11-09-2011, 07:40 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 2,355
• Horses: 2
Are you sure his diet is completley balanced, with all of his minerals? Lack of minerals can lead to dry skin. I have heard washing his mane with an oatmeal shampoo, and then applying conditioner, then eucalyptus oil into the roots of the horse’s mane to rid it of any fungal infection helps get rid of it. After that, every two weeks, give or take, repeat that process.
telly likes this.

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” - Unknown
caseymyhorserocks is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 11-09-2011, 08:17 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: ocklawaha, FL
Posts: 21
• Horses: 0
As Casey said give him a balanced died. Wash him twice a week or so with a horse shampoo. I find "mane and tail" works very well with my horses when it comes to oil and dandruff. Good luck!

When all else fails.... RIDE!
thequarterhorseguy is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 11-09-2011, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 159
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by caseymyhorserocks View Post
Are you sure his diet is completley balanced, with all of his minerals? Lack of minerals can lead to dry skin. I have heard washing his mane with an oatmeal shampoo, and then applying conditioner, then eucalyptus oil into the roots of the horse’s mane to rid it of any fungal infection helps get rid of it. After that, every two weeks, give or take, repeat that process.


Sadly I cannot wash him especially at this point in time. It's getting close to winter and way to cold to think of any sort of bathing.
I think I am going to get my vet to look at that when he comes back out to reassess my boy's eye. Ulcerated Cornea -.- caught it very early though so that was a plus.
fresh paint girl is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 11-09-2011, 08:36 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: ocklawaha, FL
Posts: 21
• Horses: 0
That is a problem. Im from Florida so I don't ever think about the cold. Just see what your vet has to say.
telly likes this.

When all else fails.... RIDE!
thequarterhorseguy is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 11-09-2011, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 159
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by thequarterhorseguy View Post
That is a problem. Im from Florida so I don't ever think about the cold. Just see what your vet has to say.


Yeah Michigan kind of sucks for about 6 months out of the year. -.-
fresh paint girl is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 11-09-2011, 11:21 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 114
• Horses: 0
Try (when you can), bathing him in Listerine, that is what they use here at William Woods.
PaintingMissy is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 11-09-2011, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 159
• Horses: 1
Funny because I've heard of that being used on horses that tend to scratch their behinds on everything. It has a numbing agent even though its not strong but it stops the itching.

A horse which stops dead just before a jump and thus propels its rider into a graceful arc provides a splendid excuse for general merriment.
~Duke of Endinburgh
fresh paint girl is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 11-10-2011, 01:23 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 2,355
• Horses: 2
I get what you mean I was thinking about adding if it isn't to cold, but forgot. It is not like it is really threatening your horse's health, unless it is some strange unheard of disease that that's the only sign, but I highly doubt that Today we are having one of the best days in the year here, it is going to reach 60 and yet we are at the beginning of winter. Yep 60 is hot for us, 70 happens like every other year! And yes, I live on the coast, but riding on the beach is what you sacrifice for crappy weather!

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” - Unknown
caseymyhorserocks is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 11-10-2011, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 159
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by caseymyhorserocks View Post
I get what you mean I was thinking about adding if it isn't to cold, but forgot. It is not like it is really threatening your horse's health, unless it is some strange unheard of disease that that's the only sign, but I highly doubt that Today we are having one of the best days in the year here, it is going to reach 60 and yet we are at the beginning of winter. Yep 60 is hot for us, 70 happens like every other year! And yes, I live on the coast, but riding on the beach is what you sacrifice for crappy weather!


Its about 28 and just started snowing here as of an hour ago. But its just slightly concerning that he has this dandruff all over his body and his mane and coat are just oily and gross.

A horse which stops dead just before a jump and thus propels its rider into a graceful arc provides a splendid excuse for general merriment.
~Duke of Endinburgh
fresh paint girl is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Some questions regarding Mane, Winter coat, swinging head while riding nyg052003 Horse Health 11 10-19-2011 07:43 AM
Products that REALLY condition the coat, mane, and tail Tymer Horse Grooming 29 12-26-2010 02:27 PM
Bridle too oily? Bandera Horse Tack and Equipment 1 09-15-2010 07:51 PM
Mane, Coat and Tail supplements Seahorseys Horse Health 4 03-12-2010 11:09 PM
Mane/Coat/Tail suggestions? twogeldings Horse Grooming 10 11-25-2008 01:08 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome