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    03-24-2011, 06:51 PM
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scrap on face, any idea what could have caused it?

ETA:Scrape not scrap lol wish I could edit the title

Yesterday when I went out to feed my horses I noticed Bella had scratched her face, near the top there was the littlest drop of blood, but mostly the hair is just missing, she doesn't seemed bothered by it at all, and today, aside from the bald spot it looks fine, but anyone know what she could have scratched it on? Maybe on a fence board/post?


Not the best pic as it was taken from my phone, but it gives a pretty good idea of what it looks like lol
     
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    03-24-2011, 10:01 PM
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It sure looks like she was rubbing her face against something narrow - part of a tree branch?
     
    03-24-2011, 11:46 PM
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There aren't any trees in the pasture, they do boarder the one side of the fence but the fence is 6' high so it would be difficult for her to reach over enough to scratch her face on them, I was thinking maybe a fence post, but in order do to that she would have have to do it on a corner which would mean she would have to angle herself funny, there is a tree that fell into the pasture a few months ago, but it's pretty much buried under snow now and it's on the ground(duh lol) so i'm not sure if she would use that as a scratching post...idk, i'm not really too worried about it since it's so minor, but how long do you think it will take for the hair to grow back? Do you think applying MTG on the bald spot would help speed up the hair growth, I just want her to look beautiful for spring photos lol(although at this rate it feels like spring will never come, we just got another 8-12" since monday, last friday it was 70 degrees, that was such a tease)
     
    03-25-2011, 08:41 PM
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dee
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There's no real telling what it was. I've never used MTG - never had a need for it. The scratches should hair over in just a few short weeks, even without any treatment.
     

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