Possible roll on bug stuff making my horse go bald??
I don’t know if I put this in the right spot…
The mosquito’s have been terrible in Alberta! We brought the horses in from the back field because they were covered in welts and pretty much getting eaten alive. I went and got a heavy duty fly sheet for Diesel and he gets a good douse of fly spray and I use the roll on stuff on his face before the blanket goes on. I went and grabbed him from his pen the other day to ride and noticed 2 big spots on his forehead had no hair! My thought is that he is rubbing it because of all the bugs. Thank god he has a pretty fluffy forelock and it covers most of it because it looks ridiculous! There is no scratches or scrapes, no broken skin, just missing hair!
I think he's been rubbing but a friend of mine suggested that the roll on bug stuff might be to concentrated and its irritating his skin. I've quit using the roll on just to see and I got him a fly mask and I've been putting this heal all stuff on it trying to get some hair to come back.
Anyone ever had roll on do this or any thing like this happen?