Itchy pony

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  1. haffix

    haffix Full Member

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    Hello everyone! A couple of months ago I decided to buy a pony because my *****y old mare needed a friend as *****y as her, so I took home a super ugly but super sweet little grey/spotted mare named Candy. It was love at first sight, the kicked and reared and chased each other for a couple of days and now they sleep leaning on each others back. So everyone's happy now, but i noticed that Candy has started scratching everywhere, and she totally lost her hair in some point, while my mare is perfectly fine. I checked Candy's hair a lot to see if there were lice/eggs but she's clean, but she has more dandruff than the other one. I don't know what to do, I'd like to wash her but it's winter and they live outside, also I don't know what products would be better. Anyone with a similar expereince? Here are some pictures 50006572_1891103437664990_2180983890397626368_n.jpg 49212532_228777181382720_3688976255534759936_n.jpg 49948674_940095739447389_3837006791632224256_n.jpg
     
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    Neck threadworms, maybe?
     
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    I've never heard of them here in Italy, I have to check if there have been other cases
     
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    Hi!
    Where in Italy are you and what are the temps? Do you still have mosquitos,etc. around?
     
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    Worm the pony and spot clean those rubbed areas with a mild iodine solution. Then put some anti-itch cream on the areas. Rub it in until it disappears into the skin. Do that daily for a while and see how it goes. It could be from dry skin which adding a little oil to her diet will help, or from bugs or other irritants she rolls in.
     
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    I am in the Friuli region, extreme north-east of the country, the temperature now range from -4 in the night and up to 10 C° in nice sunny days in the warmer hours, I would say the medium temperature is about 5 C°. and we don't have insects right now
     
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    @manesntails thanks!! I've already wormed her last months, for sure she had worms too because now she gained weight and stopped scratching her tail, but she's still scratching the rest of the body. I'll try with your method, whatever the reason is, an anti-itch cream will help I think.
     
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    It wouldn't hurt to give her a double dose of ivermectin again this month, to get rid of any hanger-oners, but after you do, give her some probiotic paste later in the day because you want to boost up her digestive enzymes as the wormer tends to kill them off.
     
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    Last time I gave her Strongid, should i stay with this one or change to ivermectin?
     
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    Do the Ivermectin because that is good for neck threadworms, in case she has those as well.
     
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