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post #1 of 13 Old 04-23-2019, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Horse missing lots of hair

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My friend's horse, has been losing a lot of her hair and I dont see it growing back. She also lost most of her mane and now it's really short....is this normal?
Her name was really long like a few months ago now it looks like someone cut it...
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post #2 of 13 Old 04-23-2019, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know if this is normal?? It's never happened to any of my horses
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post #3 of 13 Old 04-23-2019, 07:19 PM
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If you post a picture we could give you a better idea of what it could be.
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post #4 of 13 Old 04-24-2019, 12:06 AM
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Is your friend's horse a Curly?

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post #5 of 13 Old 04-24-2019, 12:19 AM
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Is the horse shedding it's winter coat?
Did someone cut it's mane?
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post #6 of 13 Old 04-24-2019, 08:06 AM
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All kinds of possibilities here... horse is rubbing it, another horse is chewing on it, etc. etc. Perhaps your friend should bring it up with a veterinarian.
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post #7 of 13 Old 04-24-2019, 09:46 AM
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Do Not Touch Her Horse...
Do Not Use Her Tack or Brushes....

Till your friend figures out what and why this is happening...
Hands-off is safest for your horses...

This may need a vet to uncover the reasoning behind sudden hair loss, not shedding of a winter coat if it is not caused by the horse itself rubbing it out...
My gut reaction is mange...a bacteria and viral infection or fungus the horse has...
They could be highly contagious and some things can be transferred from species to species...say a horse to dog or cat.
Your friend should at least call the vet and ask for some advice on what to look for and what they can do to lessen chances of something getting worse than it currently is...
When you find out what it is...let us know.
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post #8 of 13 Old 04-24-2019, 10:33 AM
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Pictures would be helpful and what breed of horse. My bet horse is shedding winter coat. More info also is horse itchy ?is horse rubbing self like mad due to being really itchy?

With very little info hard to say could be anything.
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post #9 of 13 Old 04-24-2019, 03:38 PM
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Can you provide some pictures?

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post #10 of 13 Old 05-10-2019, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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It must have just been her shedding her winter coat, because its mostly all grown back now....sorry a pic wont upload..
I didn't think it was just her loosing her coat, because none of my horses have ever actually lost all of their hair....her face went bald, then her shoulders, butt, etc....it was pretty crazy
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