Help! Mane falling Out!!!!!

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  1. Eventer Girl1

    Eventer Girl1 Senior Member

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    Just a couple days ago, our Arabian Sugar started loosing her mane. It is about 7 - 8 inchs back from the poll, so basically in the middle of the mane. The hair kind of knots up, but it's not attached anymore (if that makes sense) and then just falls out. We just got off of the phone with the vet and he said to shampoo her mane, and rinse it REALLY good. Then see if after a couple days or whatever it is still falling out. If she starts to become bald, definately call him, so we're a bit worried about her because it's really odd! Just had to share it with every body!
    I'm going over right now to wash her mane, and I'm going to get some pictures to send to the vet, so I'll post them on here. I forgot that she also had like two little lumps under her jawish area, and the vet said to squeeze them kind of hard and see if they hurt her. Hopefully they aren't anything bad!

    Thanks!!!
     






  2. MyBabyTex

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    Well, I'm not sure if this could be it but my gelding was out with a mare and they would groom each other a little excessively and both went bald on a spot on their mane. Not sure if that could be it :S Is she put out with other horses?? I hope you find out what it is!
     
  3. Eventer Girl1

    Eventer Girl1 Senior Member

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    She's actually by herself, but has four different horses on the sides of her..... I can't imagine them really 'grooming' each other, because they aren't alway, lets say 'friendly'. :p So, I wish it could be that, but proablby not. Thank you! :)

     
  4. bay_blnd jmpr07

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    She could be rubbing it out on a fence, or stall doorway or something. Is there wooden fence that she can stick her head through? I know a Haflinger who sticks his head through the fencing and he's lost mane where the fence touches.

    BBJ
     
  5. Eventer Girl1

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    Yeah, that's kind of what were hoping for, but I don't think it is.... We gave her a good bath today, and washed her mane really good, so now we have to just wait and see what happens.....
     
  6. GiddyUpScoot

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    Is she rubbing her tail as well?? We had an Anglo-Arab at our barn once who had been out for years with no problem, until one year when she developed a WONDERFUL allergy to no-see-ums, and to this day needs steroid injections during fly season to keep it under control. She used to have (literally) NO mane and no top of her tail... it was aweful, I felt so bad for her :( I would suggest scrubbing it with Betadone scrub as opposed to a regular shampoo... speaking of which, have you changed any of your grooming products?? It could be that she is sensitive to something that is being used on her as well... just a though :p Keep us posted on how she is :)
     
  7. Carly

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    do you use Showsheen or anything? that if used too often can make their hair fall out..
    also, Mandy right now is loosing her mane, because her friend Oli in the neighbouring paddock chews it out! :rolleyes: could that be your problem?...
     
  8. dallasbarnone

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    the no see ums and gnats are doing that all over here- i had three messages on my voice mail asking what to use- i just told them to use MTG and fly spray. Fly allergies are so bad this year- im lucky i have none out of 14 here that are bothered at all. I use the tri tec and have had nothing - not ever a tail rub so far(shouldnt have said that !!!!!) i have MTG in case. so far so good!
     
  9. Eventer Girl1

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    Thanks for the suggestions!

    Is she rubbing her tail as well?? We had an Anglo-Arab at our barn once who had been out for years with no problem, until one year when she developed a WONDERFUL allergy to no-see-ums, and to this day needs steroid injections during fly season to keep it under control. She used to have (literally) NO mane and no top of her tail... it was aweful, I felt so bad for her :( I would suggest scrubbing it with Betadone scrub as opposed to a regular shampoo... speaking of which, have you changed any of your grooming products?? It could be that she is sensitive to something that is being used on her as well... just a though :p Keep us posted on how she is :)

    Actually, she isn't having any tail loss, and it seems to be in just that area, not the forelock, tail or anything. I've read about no-see-ums, as well as all types of mange and even selenium poisioning and all of them seem to affect the forelock, mane and tail, so I just don't know. The vet told us to get human shampoo, that is nutrient enriched (and it even could be a dandruff shampoo), so we gave her a bath in that today, so hopefully it will help:( . Maybe if this dosent' help, we could try beatdine, but does it stain???? She has a really pretty Flaxen mane/tail, and I wouldn't want it stained orangish! I guess that wouldn't matter if her whole mane came out!:eek: We haven't really changed grooming products either, so we just have to hope that this helps! Thanks!!!!





    Yes, we have showsheened her mane a couple times this year and we have thought about it, as well as fly spray. We are discontinuing showsheen/flyspray for awhile to see if that helps.:idea: I would say that her neighbors were chewing her mane out, except that it is kind of bald, in stead of being broken off. Thanks for the suggestions/ ideas and now we just have to hope that it works out to be something that won't be hard to treat!!!
     
  10. Eventer Girl1

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    Just wondering what MTG was.... We're not using the fly spray right now, because we have obviously been using it alot and maybe she has developed a allergy to that or somthing:rolleyes: .
     






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