Small pieces of hair missing of my chestnut gelding????

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Small pieces of hair missing of my chestnut gelding????

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    03-08-2014, 04:19 AM
Small pieces of hair missing of my chestnut gelding????

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could give me any info on what could be causing little pieces of hair to disappear from my horses neck, and result in tiny black patches of skin?? He is rugged full time and is a show horse so this is very annoying as they stand out a lot!!
Will appreciate any advice.
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    03-08-2014, 05:20 AM

It could be several things, can you post some pics?

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    03-08-2014, 09:02 PM
This time of year, my horse gets scummy along the skin, dandruff looking and he gets small patches of hair falling out like that. If it's warm enough, I'd recommend giving him a bath and scrubbing real good all over. I've had some winters where it was bad enough I washed him in a closed in area with warm water and waited for him to dry in a heated garage. It always happens with him this time of year, and he actually just got a bath last weekend for it. All shiny and no problem now :)
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    03-08-2014, 09:05 PM
Could be any number of things really but most common are rain rot, lice or a skin allergy. If its on his neck it could be lice since they like to hide up in the mane. If you can post a few up close pics I could probably give you a better answer
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    03-09-2014, 08:12 AM
Ok I will get some pics tomorrow, thanks for replying!
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    03-09-2014, 08:26 PM
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    03-09-2014, 08:29 PM
My suggestion is tea tree oil. Basically it helps with fungus and is well known as a miracle worker. Use a gentle soap and scrub gently on already irritated exposed skin. Dry and apply the oil.
    03-09-2014, 09:00 PM
The schoolie I ride has rub marks on his neck from the reins. We use Natures Aid skin gel on it and it seems to help. Natures Aid - All purpose skin gel for pets
    03-10-2014, 03:48 AM
Thanks, can anyone tell me how to upload an image???
    03-10-2014, 06:36 AM
Originally Posted by robbylongshot    
Thanks, can anyone tell me how to upload an image???
Use the "manage attachments" under additional option section below the box where you start typing a response to a post.


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