Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
I still have no idea what this was! The bare patch is now growing back - I think.
There were a few small patches of itched/sore/eczema-type that I managed to find just on the edges of the patch. I have been treating those with a herbal soothing cream (can't remember the brand right now). Whether they are caused by the constant itching that caused the hairs to come out, or whether they caused the itching... I don't know.
I have had all my horsey visitors look at it. Suggestions have been Mange, lice, Big Bite, toxic 'stuff' from plants, pesticide. None of which really fit...
If it continues to clear up and doesn't recur, it will remain a mystery.
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.