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    03-23-2013, 01:55 AM
Tail Rubbing problems!

I'm having a problem with my mare rubbing her tail, making it almost impossible to plait for shows!

I need ideas on what I could be and what I can do to prevent it,

We have just had a fecal test done for worms and there was absolutely nothing in her poo.

She rubs the top of her dock, until there is nothing there anymore. We have tried a quit-itch was with no improvement.

Any ideas?
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    03-23-2013, 02:11 AM
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Are you cleaning her lady-areas (udder too!) with any regularity?

My girl will rub her butt and tail literally raw (she's a gray and she has a few dark grey/black stripes on her patootie where she rubbed out all her fur and skin, to the point where it's having to re-gray!) if I don't religiously clean her udder.
During the winter I clean it once or twice for the whole season but during the summer, man, it's like a weekly thing. And even going a week is sometimes pushing it!
    03-23-2013, 02:23 AM
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That would be my guess too if not worms. Just like geldings, mares need cleaning too.
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    03-23-2013, 02:52 AM
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Wallaby took the words out of my brain; it's likely her udder is crusty and needs to be cleaned. I bet she'll feel so much better if yo udo that for her.
    03-23-2013, 03:39 AM
I usually give her udders a quick wash when I bathe her, or clean them with a baby wipe but I will try giving them a good scrub. Any tips?
    03-23-2013, 04:11 AM

I agree with all the previous posters and would add that there is a company in Ireland called Botanica that sell some simply phenominal products for itching, it not a preventative but a cure. I saw a bottle of this sticking out of nearly every grooms tack box at HOYS.
    03-23-2013, 04:31 AM
Thanks but I don't think they would post to Australia! Gave her a good scrub, wasn't really dirty but she enjoyed it! Had the lip going and all so hopefully that's done the job!
    03-23-2013, 05:09 AM
Originally Posted by CurlyIsASpecialStandie    
Thanks but I don't think they would post to Australia! Gave her a good scrub, wasn't really dirty but she enjoyed it! Had the lip going and all so hopefully that's done the job!
Fair one, that's a bit of a trek.
Its always makes me chuckle the ol lip going... lol I hope it all works out Im sure it will.
    03-23-2013, 05:14 AM
Makes me laugh too! The whole lip action and face pulling
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    03-23-2013, 06:42 AM
Fecal may not reveal pin worms, but a tape test from the area around her tail head or rectum itself would. Something to consider if the behavior continues.
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