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post #1 of 6 Old 11-11-2012, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Bald spots on horse's hind..

I've noticed a few bald patches on my horse's 'flanks'/rump. They've only really come up since moving in with some new horses. Could they be caused by bites from the new horses? They're not like ringworm spots, just odd shaped. Can't see any lice or anything either. Could it be cause by bites from the others? He's a bit bullied by some of them sometimes! :(

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post #2 of 6 Old 11-11-2012, 02:57 PM
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It *could* be a lot of things - photos of the areas in question would be helpful in ruling some of those in/out.
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post #3 of 6 Old 11-11-2012, 03:00 PM
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My thought is that they may be bite marks. I've seen bites where they've grazed the skin rather than get a good hold on it so all that comes off is the hair. Alternatively, he may be scratching or rubbing himself against something. If that's the case, then there could be a number of things to investigate such as dry skin condition, parasites, etc.
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post #4 of 6 Old 11-11-2012, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I'll try get a picture tomorrow. It's not peeling or scabby, and I don't think it's a rubbing because of where they're at. He doesn't seem to find it itchy, and doesn't try biting them. They're a little sensitive to the touch, but other wise he seems none the wiser! Hence why I think it's maybe from bites :S
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(Thanks for the help though!)
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