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post #1 of 9 Old 06-03-2012, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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I noticed tonight when I was clipping my horse's bridle bath that he had weird white flakes that seemed to encompass the whole piece of hair. Like they went around the hair. They are just in his forelock where the hair meets his head. Is this dander or something else?
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-03-2012, 09:04 AM
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my horse has the same thing in his tail, found that by doing tick checks..
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-04-2012, 01:33 AM
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Dandruff. I promise it won't kill him!
Just give his mane a good wash and condition, and try adding a little oil to his feed. Dandruff is the same in horses as in humans, just dry skin.

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post #4 of 9 Old 06-04-2012, 07:12 AM
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It's probably dandruff but I agree to check for ticks.

Once the tick bite starts the healing process one will find the same type of flakes

The evil little creatures are really easy to miss. I've become a pro at feeling them out but still, when I check the horses again the next morning, I will find one I missed the night before.
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Yuck, I'm glad we don't have ticks around here!!! One less thing to worry about

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OMG... a tickless world??? The mind boggles! Do you have any idea how blessed you are?

As for the dandruff...the horse won't be embarassed at all! They're like that!

I'm not a complete idiot--there are parts missing!

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post #7 of 9 Old 06-04-2012, 03:05 PM
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Yuck, I'm glad we don't have ticks around here!!! One less thing to worry about

Don't be so quick to be envious of Kayty. I mean, the top ten deadliest insects/reptiles are in Australia. I think they have a few in Africa, too.

But don't you have creepy little jiggers that get into your skin and even your privates? And poisonous spiders and really deadly snakes and . . . .


I am really spoiled about this. We have almost no ticks, no poisonous snakes, poisonous spiders are extrememly rare, few mosquitos and no leeches in the lakes.
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-04-2012, 03:49 PM
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Yeah...but I bet you have slugs?

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post #9 of 9 Old 06-04-2012, 08:44 PM
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Nope Tiny, you've got the very much Americanised version of Australia. I'll always remember with a grin, the time I was walking through a national park, and a koala was on a fairly low, young tree. An American couple were standing under the tree, with a video camera, shaking the branches saying 'this is a famous drop-bear, they are famous for dropping on unsuspecting people's heads'..... yeah.... it probably WILL drop because it's so **** dizzy from being shaken for the last 10mins!!!!!!!!

We've got a few snakes, spiders etc. around here yeah, but most you never see, they're really quite shy. Red back spiders you do need to watch out for, but they probably won't kill you unless you're ready to drop off your perch anyway. And the snakes tend to get out of there very quickly as soon as they feel you coming. Only time you'll get bitten is really if you step on top of one!!

Creepy little bugs to get around in your skin, privates, eyes etc. - that's Africa!!!
You're much more likely to get infected by something disgusting over there than in Australia - we're actually not a hick town with no sanitation :P

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