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        05-13-2008, 11:06 PM
      #11
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    Thanks Solon it's worth a try...I definitely don't want him to rub off ALL of his mane...he'll already be partly bald for the open house on Sunday hahaha
         
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        05-13-2008, 11:08 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    My vet told me about it - he tells all his clients. If your horse is darker be careful about it running down the side of their neck, cause... it'll make them pink.
         
        05-13-2008, 11:34 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Equine Rebuilder by Eqyss?
         
        05-14-2008, 08:52 AM
      #14
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Solon
    My vet told me about it - he tells all his clients. If your horse is darker be careful about it running down the side of their neck, cause... it'll make them pink.
    is it a liquid?
    He is dark...well he's a bay so I guess he's considered dark
         
        05-14-2008, 10:13 AM
      #15
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    In this picture you can see part of the "damage" It's right by his withers...it's sticking up straight...that was taken on Sunday...but on Tuesday he got more off (below it...not on that one spot).

    I walked the fence and though I saw a few hairs...it was mainly hair from underneath his head when he stuck his head over the fence to say hi (or, heaven forbid, weave)...and a few pieces of what looked like his tail, but I can't be 100% positive if it was his tail or mane.

    I was thinking maybe another horse was eating his mane, but he's turned out seperately and though the horses have access to the pasture right by him, they usually don't use it, and if they do they are eating the grass.

    Again I'll get better pictures, but that will have to do till Thursday.

    Do you think it looks like biting more than rubbing?

    I don't think anyone cut his mane, I know the BO wouldn't...and I doubt the other girls would...

    Note: if it's really hard to see in that picture I can put up a larger image of that picture
         
        05-14-2008, 10:24 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Sounds like a fungus to me - - if what you're trying doesn't work, try a good anti fungal/athletes foot cream.

    Boo gets those spots in his mane about once a year - - they do clear up with a (strong, not generic) antifungal.
         
        05-14-2008, 10:43 AM
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    Originally Posted by kickshaw
    sounds like a fungus to me - - if what you're trying doesn't work, try a good anti fungal/athletes foot cream.

    Boo gets those spots in his mane about once a year - - they do clear up with a (strong, not generic) antifungal.
    That's what I was thinking too...has your vet seen him since he started scratching?
         
        05-14-2008, 11:17 AM
      #18
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    She has seen him last week when he did have part of his hair missing, but it looked at first that someone cut it.

    Do you think it's a fungus?
    Should I get the vet out to look at it?
         
        05-14-2008, 11:42 AM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Calamin is a liquid - it's what people use for excessive itching. My horse scratches the same part of his mane which is mostly missing!

    Call the vet and tell him what is going on. Ask about the calamin or fungus cream. The calamin does work!
         
        05-14-2008, 12:21 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    I don't know that I would have the vet out, but probably would call them and describe how the mane looks, if he's itchy on it...etc.

    He/She could probably give you a solution without having to come out :)
         

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