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.
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! :shock:
That would be my guess too if not worms. Just like geldings, mares need cleaning too.
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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.
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?
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.
Thanks but i dont 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!
Its always makes me chuckle the ol lip going... lol I hope it all works out Im sure it will.
Makes me laugh too! The whole lip action and face pulling
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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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