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My horse coat is falling off in patches, what is it? ho do i fix it?

my horses hair is falling out and there is a lot of dandruff and black stuff. the flies aren't that bad and and his hair is kind of greasy but his hair is usually like that. he wont let me bath him so it would be pretty hard to treat whatever it is if i have to do that. there spots where the hairs coming out and around them if i pull a tiny bit on the hair it comes out really easily. what do i do!

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Yes, call a vet. Your horse may be allergic to something, or could have come into contact with something dangerous. Try checking weather conditions, stable conditions, and it might be something he's eating, so try gradually changing his food, or if there are any poisonous plants around, get rid of them. As well, make sure if there are neighbors who spray pesticides or chemicals, make sure they haven't put them near your horse. if none of that works, talk to a vet soon.

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well we dont have neighbors and he runs free on the ranch with our other horses. its not painful for him either. it doesn't seem to effect him at all so it doesn't hurt and its not itchy. besides his coat hes completely normal.



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we have been feeding him the same stuff for years so it not the food
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Call a vet!

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He could just be shedding his winter coat. Brush him frequently.

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nope
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its not normal shedding
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Than ask your vet c
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U should call a vet or it could be shedding heavily

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What do you mean by 'greasy' .. Could this be mange?

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It sounds like rain rot. How easily treated depends on how far along it is. (Please bear in mind we are all blind so guessing)
The easiest thing is to try Banixx and see if it helps.

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It's definitely Rain Rot! So thoroughly rinse sight and apply rain rot liquid (pink liquid for tractor supply Co). Then apply iodine. If its bad then curry comb the area and do the above steps. It took me 4weeks for a horse I took in to get rid of it. Also it spreads to other horses VERY easily, so don't interchange brushes, blankets ect

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thanks!
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