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post #1 of 7 Old 02-23-2011, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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skin condition HELP!

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I need some help ! My firends horse has a funny skin condition and she doesn't know what it is ! I didnt see it tho and I don't have a picture that would probely help . But still hoping you guys can help.

So my friend said that his losing little bits of hair in the area on his neck. It looks like little bold spot and in the midle it black. And that not his skin cause his skin is pink.

Anywone have any ideas? We tryed looking it up but can seem to find anything

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-23-2011, 07:13 PM
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sounds like it could be rain rot
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-23-2011, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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That's what I tought but she seems convinced that its not she said she already seen it and that not it so idk :S thanxs for the suggestion ill send that to her !

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If there are no scabs and bumps and it is on the side of his neck, he just has lice. They get real bad this time of year (just like rain rot) because the horse has run out of all Vitamin A stores.

You can treat rain rot and lice and they get all better about the time they shed. Or, you can just give the horse a big dose or 2 or Vitamin A and feed a supplement or mineral that has a lot of Vitamin A in it and they will get rid of it much more quickly. Feed them Vitamin A all hrough the winter and they will not get rain rot, goopy eyes, lice and scaley skin -- all of which are sypmtoms of a Vitamin A deficiency.

You can give a horse 3 or 4 cc of an injectable Vitamin A medication found at any livestock supply store or catalog. You squirt it in the horse's mouth and do not have to inject it. You can repeat once a week. If you feed a supplement, use one like Mare Plus made by Farnam. I have supplemented Vitamin A for over 40 years, particularly in the winter, and have not had to treat rain rot or lice since and have not had to 'clean' a mare since.
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okai awesome thank you all mention that to her :)

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post #6 of 7 Old 02-25-2011, 07:59 AM
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You can give a horse 3 or 4 cc of an injectable Vitamin A medication found at any livestock supply store or catalog. You squirt it in the horse's mouth and do not have to inject it. You can repeat once a week. If you feed a supplement, use one like Mare Plus made by Farnam. I have supplemented Vitamin A for over 40 years, particularly in the winter, and have not had to treat rain rot or lice since and have not had to 'clean' a mare since.
How much Vitamin A do you supplement with? My horses all get a vit/min supplement daily that has 25,000 IU of Vitamin A per serving. Mine rarely have any issues, but I have two horses that are "goopy eye" prone it seems, so I wonder if I could be feeding more.
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We try to get them 100,000 units per day in the winter when there is no green grass and hay is over 6 months old (the length of time that Vitamin A stores well). I your horse's eyes are only goopy in the winter and early spring, then it is probably Vitamin A. Some horses are a lot more efficient in utilizing Vitamin A than others.

Use the injectable form ORALLY and if it is Vitamin A, it will correct he problem in a week or so.

I like the 'mare Plus' as I have found it to have the highest level of Vitamin A of any reasonably priced supplement. I also use a loose mineral that has 150,000 or 200,000 units per pound in it.
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