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    09-01-2010, 11:21 AM
My horse does not grow hair on wounds....??

Today is picture day at my child's school. So we got dressed and ready, picked up donuts and hot chocolate, and went and saw our Swishy boy, Citrus. I love it when I whistle to him and he ambles in from out in his pasture. His coat seems softer now that we are giving him joint supplement. Just his smell is fantastic. Deffinitely a great start.

However, he has a new bite mark that just tore off the top layer of skin and hair.... he has three other places where he has injured his skin and then the hair does not grow back.... What should I do? I have some sort of salve that is supposed to keep white hairs from growing in, but even without that being applied, no hair grows back. Ugh. We don't want our horse to end up hairless!!
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    09-01-2010, 12:07 PM
Try MTG. I've been using it on my mare's tail and mane and it is amazing!! My aunt is so impressed she is using it on her hair. LOL! Berdi also rubbed her face a bit with her muzzle and it grew the hair back very nicely. I would definitely reccomend it!
    09-01-2010, 02:50 PM
Is MTG short for something?
    09-01-2010, 02:51 PM
Oh wait, we have some of that for when he had rain rot.... he did grow back his hair there! Great idea!
    09-01-2010, 03:20 PM
How long has it been since his injuries? Sometimes it takes longer for it to show that its growing. If it's only been a few weeks I wouldn't worry to much about it. If it's been months then you might want to talk to your vet about it. How old is your horse? If he is older then it may take even longer for the hair to grow back.
    09-02-2010, 12:18 AM
Green Broke
I use hydrocortisone cream. You can get it at any pharmacy, and ironically, it's sold for people with eczema and skin irritations. I was skepital but Justus had a big black bald patch from when a horse kicked her months ago, and I swear within a couple of week you couldn't even tell, it grew the hair back perfectly.

We use it on all healed wounds now, it's like magic.
    09-02-2010, 12:21 AM
I second the MTG. That's what we've used on Stiffler's bite and kick marks from Claymore and the hair has grown back great!
    09-02-2010, 09:03 AM
My horse just turned 5 in July. Two of the marks he came with- I put MTG on them yesterday. I will use hydrocortisone as well :)
    09-02-2010, 05:18 PM
I use Corona's Lanolin Rich Ointment myself.

Get this:
My QH mare has a scar on her rump. So far, nothings ever grown back on it. I had to slather my other guys in ointment anyways, so I put some on her rump just for the heck of it.

I go out today and was looking at her scar...she has hair starting to grow on it again. Just a little, not a lot, I put it on about a week ago and haven't since then. Up until now, the area has been barren, no hair growth what-so-ever. After I put it on, I remember a day or two later it was fresh looking again, instead of black and flaky like it usually is.

I'm testing it out on my two other geldings as well. One got some nasty scratches on his chest and the other really took off a swath of skin on both his back legs. Completely forgot to look at them this morning like an utter dork, but I'll be going out again either later today or tomorrow so it's not a huge deal.

Divo got a nasty cut and several scratches on his chest, went through something when Loki chased him. Now, unless you get REALLY REALLY close, you can't tell that anything ever happened. Save two tiny ones that are just finishing up with healing. The only way you can tell that anything went on there is because the new hair is still shorter than the regular hair ;)

Used it a lot on Sam, since he was the lowest in the pecking order he got bit a lot, and in the spring would rub the hair off his forehead. Always grew back with Corona's

Love that stuff to bits. I keep a jar in the house just for the dogs if they get irritation or scratches.
    09-02-2010, 05:23 PM
That Coronas Lanolin stuff sounds amazing! Thank you :)

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