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katieandduke 08-10-2010 10:54 AM

Losing HAIR =/
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i am so sick of this issue! two years ago duke began to lose his mane.. it then spread to his neck.. ill show pictures soon.. it only happens during the summer.. people i have talked to says its the heat. this has happened twice before! the first time it went away fairly quickly by itself... the second time it was horrible.. so a vet told me to delute bleach in a bucket filled with water.. i did so... everyday almost..for about four weeks, maybe even longer... and duke finally quit losing his hair.. i have tried MTG that did nothing but make him lose his hair more.. and i did exactly what the bottle said.. so... duke is losing his mane yet again.. i am bleaching his mane(deluted bleach that is).... but is there anything else i could try? in the past i tried miracle mist.. i found a product called happy jack's skin balm.. does anyone have experience with this product?

i refuse to let this skin problem win again and duke lose his mane! HELP! lol

thank you to anyone who can help me!

heres a pic of his neck not so bad when he had it last time..

2horses 08-10-2010 11:31 AM

I wonder if spraying CalmCoat on it would help, or possibly feeding coat supplements.

Alwaysbehind 08-10-2010 11:33 AM

Did the vet tell you the reason to use bleach?

No idea why your horse is loosing his mane or what the bleach is doing to prevent it, but I have used Listerine in many applications where I used to use bleach.

Speed Racer 08-10-2010 11:41 AM

Sounds like a fungus, if the vet is advising a diluted bleach solution.

My 'crud buster' cure for fungus is 1/3 bleach, 1/3 generic Listerine, and 1/3 water. Usually cures it up within a week.

katieandduke 08-10-2010 03:12 PM

thank you! i will def try adding listerine to the issue..

and no my vet didnt explain.. and if he did i dont remember seeing as it was about two years ago. lol.. but the vet is coming out tomorrow to give vaccines to duke so i may just ask..

thanks guys!

katieandduke 08-10-2010 03:12 PM

when yall use that mixture... do yall rinse it off with water or leave it in the coat??

kchfuller 08-10-2010 03:42 PM

How old is your horse?

It looks like he has a thick coat- have you thought about body clipping him? If it is a fungus, maybe that will help keep it down. Also how much do you bath? Maybe you need to wash more to keep the skin/hair clean?

Just some thoughts :D

Speed Racer 08-10-2010 04:08 PM


Originally Posted by katieandduke (Post 714997)
when yall use that mixture... do yall rinse it off with water or leave it in the coat??

No rinsing. Leave it on the skin.

luvs2ride1979 08-10-2010 04:26 PM

It looks more like rubbing to me. Do you feed using cattle-type round bale feeders? Like these?

If so, THAT is your culprit. Ditch the feeders in favor of tombstone style horse round bale feeders or the plastic solid ones from AGI. I use those and they work great, and are easy to move around.

Tombstone style:

AGI plastic/poly feeder:
I use the 32" tall feeders.

If you don't use a round bale feeder, then I would get your horse on some antihistimines and flax meal, wash the affected area with betadine scrube, and use MTG twice a week.

Speed Racer 08-10-2010 04:30 PM

You obviously didn't read the OP's first post very carefully, luvs2. She said MTG didn't help.

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