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  • Hood rubbing and mane thinning

 
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    07-06-2010, 03:09 PM
  #11
Foal
I'll go run out and check right now.
     
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    07-06-2010, 03:11 PM
  #12
Banned
Another possibility is that she just wanted to itch her mane because it felt good. Lol. One of my instructor's horses did that all the time with her tail.
     
    07-06-2010, 03:18 PM
  #13
Foal
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Originally Posted by AngelWithoutWings54    
Another possibility is that she just wanted to itch her mane because it felt good. Lol. One of my instructor's horses did that all the time with her tail.
Hopefully it's just something like that. I checked her mane and I didn't really see anything. I did see quite a bit of dandruff though
     
    07-06-2010, 03:29 PM
  #14
Foal
I replied to another thread similar to this with this answer:

Use a sleazy.


And some MTG, to help it grow.
     
    07-06-2010, 03:32 PM
  #15
Banned
^ Sleazys or those hoods for blankets... I think either one will work, but sleazys work better. But if you have a hood for a blanket lying around and it doesn't have to attach to the blanket, go ahead and use that. And I agree, MTG works wonders.
     
    07-06-2010, 03:32 PM
  #16
Showing
That mane looks somewhat weird. Do you have pine trees on the property by any chance? My qh left a chunk of her mane on one, when she decided to rub against (and glued on it ).
     
    07-06-2010, 04:27 PM
  #17
Showing
Also, what kind of fencing do you have? When I had wood fencing, a couple of mine would wear their manes off by sticking their head under the plank to graze and rubbing it on the wood.
     
    07-06-2010, 05:06 PM
  #18
Foal
Only one baby pine tree in a hard to reach spot. We have wire fencing, although our corral has wood planks but there would be no reason she'd want stick her head through.
     
    07-06-2010, 05:21 PM
  #19
Foal
There is a strong possibility it could be sweet itch which there are products on the market that can help relieve it, you can also consider a flu rug as sometimes it is bought on by midges and flies. Have you also considered lice, which are like nits in humans if you look hard enough you can see them if you look at tail head and mane area. You can get medicated washes and lice powder which gets rid of them.

Also I have a young filly and she has been itching just lately, she hasnt rubbed her mane away but I checked her from lice and she was clear, so I just gave her a good bath which she enjoyed and it seems to have stopped her from itching for a while. I think at that age they do get very greasy from lossing there foal coats etc.

Hope this helps
     
    07-06-2010, 05:41 PM
  #20
Foal
I'll definitely give her a bath. I have looked for lice, but I'll check again.
     

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