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    06-22-2010, 06:16 PM
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Banned
Rubbing Tail... Underlying Problem?

Today after I brought Jerry in and started grooming, I noticed that at the top part of his tail where he has short hairs, they were all sticking out and going whacko. I took a sponge, put water on it, and wetted the hairs to put them back into place. I'm wondering what it might be from. I have never seen it on him before, so what do you think?

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    06-22-2010, 06:20 PM
  #2
Trained
He may need his sheath cleaned or he may need to be wormed. Horses will rub their tails in either case.
     
    06-22-2010, 07:27 PM
  #3
Banned
My gelding did this last summer. I have no idea why, still, considering I wormed him regularly and at the time he'd just had his sheath cleaned. Over the winter he stopped, and has not started up again.
     
    06-22-2010, 07:47 PM
  #4
Green Broke
He might be need to be wormed.

I posted this somewhere else today but try this. It's suppose to help horses who rub their tail.It is believed to combat parasites that usually cause a horse to rub it tail.


Feed one clove of garlic daily.Crush it and add it to grain,mash,horsie salad,or applesauce..basically anything your horse likes.
     
    06-22-2010, 09:06 PM
  #5
Banned
Hmm. He was just wormed about a month and a half ago...
     
    06-22-2010, 09:11 PM
  #6
Yearling
One of our horses does that. Our vet said he is irritated by some kind of little fly, bug thingies, and to rinse the top of his tail twice daily with Listerine. Yep, the mouthwash. And to make sure it always has bug repellent on it.
     
    06-23-2010, 09:35 PM
  #7
Yearling
Do not just deworm because....if your horse is on a deworming schedule, it's not very likely that GI parasites are the problem.

The most common causes of tail rubbing are a dirty sheath (or teats in the case of mares) or external parasites such as ticks, lice or biting flies. Once you have confirmed that none of those are the problem then you could have your vet test for pinworms by applying scotch tape to the skin around your horse's anus and removing it to view under the microscope for eggs.
     
    06-24-2010, 08:43 PM
  #8
Trained
Worming usually is the problem. If he was done a month and a half ago, he shouldn't have worms unless you've used the same dewormer enough times that it's not working properly OR it's a type of worm not covered by your dewormer.

I also had a filly (She was a light chestnut, though Sabino) and got sunburn on all her white spots, so I always used sunblock on her face, but I didn't notice she had gotten it between her back legs (it's dark skin - really odd) but she was itchy as it healed.
If he's light coloured and got dry skin/scabs it could be sunburn as well.
     

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