Hair falling out??? - The Horse Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By horselovinguy
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 03-19-2015, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 44
• Horses: 2
Hair falling out???

Hi,

This morning I noticed my older mare(about 18-20) had a patch on her hind quarters just near her tail dock that hair was actually falling out in big clumps. She is shedding at the moment but this is different, I could pull clumps of hair out if I wanted to.

I was wondering if anyone knew if this could be attached to some stomach or skin problem? I was also wondering if it would help to put M-T-G on it?
Please help I would really like to know whats wrong in case it leads to something worst.

Thank you
maiblematrishon is offline  
post #2 of 4 Old 03-19-2015, 05:53 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 9,866
• Horses: 0
Is she rubbing at her tail area too?

When was she last wormed?
When was she last really cleaned in that area?
Could she possible have lice? It is prime season for them....

Those are some things I would quickly get answers to and then continue the search from there if all your answers are "No"...

Best of luck.
Ryle likes this.
horselovinguy is online now  
post #3 of 4 Old 03-19-2015, 08:33 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Oregon
Posts: 8
• Horses: 0
Sounds like a fungus or bacterial infection, possibly rain rot. Your vet can diagnose it and give you a treatment for it that may include oral antibiotics. It's very important not to share this horse's tack and grooming equipment with other horses. If your vet says it is an infection you should disinfect all of the things that have come in contact with her skin and keep them clean and disinfected on a regular basis.

A horse is a horse, of course!
Salinas is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 03-21-2015, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 44
• Horses: 2
Thank you for all of the help and information. I looked it up a bit and I never knew this but the horse is just shedding out and the new hair hasn't grown back yet.
maiblematrishon is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Horse's mane hair seems to be falling out! BarrelRace4Life Horse Grooming 6 02-22-2014 01:35 PM
Foal's hair falling out rbjblb Horse Health 3 07-11-2011 11:46 PM
hair apears to be falling out around star? heyycutter Horse Health 7 03-09-2010 07:21 PM
Hair falling off?? Bluelover Horse Health 2 01-21-2010 03:05 PM
Tail hair falling out... help! horseloverd2 Horse Health 2 12-22-2009 08:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome