White Spots?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

White Spots?

This is a discussion on White Spots? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • What causes white spots on a horse
  • Bird catcher spots on westphalian

Like Tree1Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-21-2012, 05:31 PM
  #1
Foal
White Spots?

Ok so I know that white spots can come from pressure like ill fitting saddles cutting off blood flow to the outer layer of skin where the hair grows and not allowing pigment to reach to hair, but there are white spots (dime sized ish) appearing on my mares neck and near the top of her tail. There are only three but they seemed to have appeared out of no where.
Whats causing this??
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-21-2012, 06:05 PM
  #2
Trained
Possibly bird catcher spots. Can you take a picture and post it?
     
    05-21-2012, 06:28 PM
  #3
Weanling
My TB mare has these. They've multiplied with age. We've always called them birdcatcher spots. They're just in random places - neck, barrel, rear. I thought it was particular to TB's, tho?
     
    05-21-2012, 06:31 PM
  #4
Trained
Any breed can have them, they are not limited to TBs.
     
    05-22-2012, 12:00 AM
  #5
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Remy410    
My TB mare has these. They've multiplied with age. We've always called them birdcatcher spots. They're just in random places - neck, barrel, rear. I thought it was particular to TB's, tho?
That would make sense.. she's a TB cross but whatever. They are just making her coat not as pure I guess which is not really a big deal..
     
    05-22-2012, 12:02 AM
  #6
Foal
So what exactly are bird catcher spots then?
     
    05-22-2012, 12:06 AM
  #7
Foal
Found this...

Bird Catcher Spots
-Cause is unknown
-Small spots of white on the body about size of pearls to the size of a dollar coin
-Thought to have something to do with sabino pinto
-Also named after a Thoroughbred who carried the spots
-Found in Thoroughbreds and Akhal-Tekes
     
    05-22-2012, 12:12 AM
  #8
Started
My QH, Oatsy has three bird spots :p
     
    05-22-2012, 09:13 AM
  #9
Trained
Like I said, any breed can get them. They are no limited to TB or TB crosses.
     
    05-23-2012, 08:28 AM
  #10
Yearling
My originally grey horse has BECOME one big birdcatcher spot! ROFLMAO
natisha likes this.
     

Tags
spots, white hairs

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
White spots on eye. Peppy Barrel Racing Horse Health 11 05-01-2012 05:02 PM
Getting Rid of White Spots? LoveHaflingers Horse Grooming 17 04-27-2012 11:30 AM
White Spots and wrinkling at withers horsegirl921 Horse Training 10 07-15-2011 11:02 AM
pink spots on white horse Caitlinpalomino Horse Health 2 01-18-2011 03:58 PM
white spots on heel sempre_cantando Horse Health 8 06-24-2008 02:58 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0