Mane falling out
Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:27 PM
I think it is because of her field rug it has a full neck cover and think maybe is has sweated on her neck.
Have now changed rugs to one without the cover and bathed her neck with hibi scrub
Hopefully i have got to the problem just in time
Posted 31 January 2006 - 08:08 AM
Posted 31 January 2006 - 02:42 PM
It is unlikely to be from sweating but could be from the rug rubbing. Is there any itching or scurf anywhere else? It may be worth dosing with Louse powder just incase, although normally there would be signs elsewhere too. Not sure if Hibi Scrub would kill lice itself. Anyone?
Posted 31 January 2006 - 05:53 PM
Posted 31 January 2006 - 09:36 PM
Posted 31 January 2006 - 10:32 PM
Are they creosoted..some horses have very sensitive skin?
Posted 01 February 2006 - 08:47 AM
Posted 01 February 2006 - 07:21 PM
Pippa had same problem. Where her neck cover met her rug she got a bald bit and it was all flaky. Vet said it was dermatitis. Like mud fever on her neck, only problem was Pip's got infected so all her neck swelled up and was really sore. Vet told me to bathe in salt water twice a day, dry off really well and put vaseline on to keep moisturised (and keep mud out). Had to take neck cover off till healed. I have now got her an anti rub vest with a full neck on it and that stops the rubbing. Could this be same thing but without infection??
Hope I've helped!
Ooh sorry just seen picture! Looks like same thing to me?!
Posted 02 February 2006 - 10:23 PM
Posted 03 February 2006 - 12:42 AM
The worst ones are the ones where they've just added a bit to a half neck rug to make it 'full', the seam rubs the mane badly, the ones that are purpose made complete are better but still rub, I now have a full neck that is removeable and where it attaches the velcro is positioned so that the rug doesn't lie flat on the mane.
The problem with the full neck is that it doesn't slide freely like the separate ones, it has the full weight of the rug pulling on it as it moves up and down the neck.
Otto is now in his 4th full neck rug, so far so good, all of the others rubbed his mane out.
Don't worry yours will grow out
Posted 03 February 2006 - 11:03 AM
It's the neck cover, separate ones don't do it.
Pippa's rug has a removable neck cover but the vet thought that mud must have got in between the rug and the neck cover where they join and then been rubbed in as she moved around? The full neck lycra jobbie seems to do the trick though as it stops rubbing bit, she looks like a muppet but it works, her mane is growing back now!
Posted 03 February 2006 - 07:54 PM
Posted 04 February 2006 - 07:33 PM
Posted 05 February 2006 - 01:21 PM
OK, younguns - name that tune!!
Posted 05 February 2006 - 06:09 PM
Posted 05 February 2006 - 06:48 PM
Posted 05 February 2006 - 06:53 PM
I think George must just be a very standard shape and all the rugs are modelled on him!
My friends horse had lost most of its mane within days of going into a full neck rug. She's trying to grow it back deperately as she qualified for loads of showing thingys this spring! (Its Welsh D).
We have even thought about extensions but decided pony wont be able to keep still for long enough to have them tied in! BF (who is a hairdresser) thinks we're bonkers!
Posted 05 February 2006 - 07:20 PM
Isn't it troubling for your horse ??
Posted 05 February 2006 - 09:38 PM
dirt got in while i was riding and rubbed sores on the front and back of one
of his rear legs.
so have had to do away with any kind of wrap/boot for a while, his tendons are taking it well
Happy to hear you got it sorted out sean!!
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