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  • Horse losing patches of hair
  • Do horse lice clear up on their own?

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    01-03-2013, 08:44 PM
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Foal
Exclamation Please I have an 11 month old foal loosing hair

I took off my 11 month olds blanket today and found a large bald spot on her butt. I left on her blanket for a few weeks because of the snow storm. Can anyone tell me what it might be and how I could treat it.
     
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    01-03-2013, 09:54 PM
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Green Broke
Does the skin come off in clumps with the hair if you pull it out? Looks a bit like rain rot to me, probably from the blanket trapping moisture and bacteria there.
     
    01-03-2013, 10:02 PM
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Trained
Did she get diarrhea? She almost looks like a foal that got the squirts when mom goes into foal heat. 11 months is too old for it to be related to that, but it's what comes to mind when I looked at the pics.
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    01-03-2013, 10:41 PM
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Green Broke
I'd say that's fungal bc it got wet under the blanket. I take blankets off daily and check horses and brush when they wear them.
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    01-03-2013, 10:59 PM
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Just looks like lice to me. They get them this time of year if they are not getting enough Vitamin A in their diets. The same horses are also prone to rain rot and goopy, crusty eyes.

This is not rain rot as it shows up on the top of horses -- usually their backs, rumps and tops of their hocks. It will show up as scabs and sores.
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    01-04-2013, 12:47 AM
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Foal
No she hasn't had diarrhea. And if it is lice how do I get rid of them?
     
    01-04-2013, 08:49 AM
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Buy a 5# sack of Sevin Dust at a garden center. Put a cup of it in an old sock and tie the top shut. Then pat the horse all over with it. It lets a little dust through and kills lice and ticks, too. Do it really good up and down the mane and under the mane and around the dock of the tail, but do it all over. You can do it once a week until the new hair starts growing in.

They will just keep coming back all winter if you do not get this horse on an adequate level of Vitamin A. There is no fresh grass this time of year and hay has already lost its Vitamin A content.

Do a 'search' and search recent threads about Vitamin A. There are several ways to get it quickly into a horse's system and all the Skin and eye problems will go away with it.

I don't even treat them or rain rot any more. I just get the horse on Vitamin A and they all go away with the healthier immune system and the healthier skin and eyes.
     
    01-06-2013, 09:55 AM
  #8
Yearling
Does the blanket have a tail cover on it? If so, maybe her urine is splashing back on her skin, scalding. Just a thought...
     
    01-06-2013, 10:01 AM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by Cherie    
Buy a 5# sack of Sevin Dust at a garden center. Put a cup of it in an old sock and tie the top shut. Then pat the horse all over with it. It lets a little dust through and kills lice and ticks, too. Do it really good up and down the mane and under the mane and around the dock of the tail, but do it all over. You can do it once a week until the new hair starts growing in.

They will just keep coming back all winter if you do not get this horse on an adequate level of Vitamin A. There is no fresh grass this time of year and hay has already lost its Vitamin A content.

Do a 'search' and search recent threads about Vitamin A. There are several ways to get it quickly into a horse's system and all the Skin and eye problems will go away with it.

I don't even treat them or rain rot any more. I just get the horse on Vitamin A and they all go away with the healthier immune system and the healthier skin and eyes.
Sevin? If we're talking about the stuff you use in the garden it is *highly* toxic. They make horse products to control lice but it looks more like a moisture issue to me.
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    01-06-2013, 03:28 PM
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Sevin dust aapplied lightly on horses evidently does not hurt them a bit. We have used it for 50 years with no problems. I used to get the 10% but now you can only get 5%, I think. The Vets around here prescribe it all of the time.

If you get plenty of Vitamin A into them, lice will clear up without any treatment just like Rain Rot does but the Seven does not hurt them.

Like Rain Rot, you cannot give lice to a healthy horse. I never even treat or clean up brushes or blankets any more. Healthy horses just do not get lice or Rain Rot. They clear up on their own in the spring when they get green grass. Giving them Vitamin A just does the same thing this time of year.
     

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