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#1 sean

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:27 PM

Have discovered Laylas mane is falling out!! on closer inspection her neck (just where the mane is) is pink and flaky :unsure:

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

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 08:08 AM

Oh dear Sean, don't really have any advise, but sounds like you have it under control.I hope it gets better soon

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 08:29 AM

Just thought could it be mites? :unsure:

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 02:42 PM

Can you see anything Sean. Are the flakes tiny and even or bigger and all shapes. Where is it worse affected?


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?

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 05:53 PM

Try rubbing some baby oil in daily. May just be dry at this time of year. Feed oil and I'm sure the linseed converts will sing its praises! :blink: Just a warning but soem horses have a reaction to hibiscrub but if you usually use it it I'm tyalking rubbish. bally's life practicaly depends on the stuff! :lol: Also -could it just be moulting a bit if she is hairy?

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 09:36 PM

The affected area is only where the neck cover goes up to, the flakes im pretty sure are skin

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 10:32 PM

Skin does look irritated...maybe shes been rubbing her neck on fence posts?

Are they creosoted..some horses have very sensitive skin?

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 08:47 AM

The wooden posts dont look like they have had any treatments so i think can rule that out....only problem is if it does start to itch and she rubs say bye to her mane :lol:

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 07:21 PM

Hi Sean,
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?!

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 10:23 PM

I think it is yea :( hopefully it has been caught in time will see how the salt water and vaseline go cheers

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 12:42 AM

It's the neck cover, separate ones don't do it.
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 :(


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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!

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 07:54 PM

Alana has the same problem, too. But at her mane baby oil doesn't help. :unsure: The veterinary says that she has a problem with her worm regimen. So we take anther and her mane doesn't fall out anymore. Maybe there is a problem with feed or medicaments...etc..

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 12:38 PM

Thought I'd just amuse you all with nice pics of Pippa in her rather attractive neck cover!

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Doesn't she look great! Obviously she's not that impressed!! :angry:

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 07:33 PM

Love it..pippa looks like one of those cyclists in the aerodynamic suits :angry: :angry:

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 11:09 AM

oooo cycling shorts :angry: :angry:

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 01:21 PM

When its really cold mine wear the full face lycra hoods. Everytime OH walks past the field he comes back singing 'I'm a dandy highwayman...'

OK, younguns - name that tune!! :verrek:

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 06:09 PM

Stand and deliver, your money or you-ur life......wahay...Adam and the Ants :verrek: :P ;)

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 06:48 PM

counting yourself as a young gun now Ruth?! hehe good for you :P To my shame I had to google it.... :verrek:

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 06:53 PM

Touch wood have not really had problems with neck rugs rubbing, I had a fab Rambo with detachable hood that fitted 101% but that got old and trashed and I couldnt afford to keep him in Rambo (sorry George!) so he had a weatherbeeta with a full neck which amazingly doesnt rub cos everyone else who has them have mane-less horses!
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!

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 07:20 PM

Laura very decorative :D
Isn't it troubling for your horse ??

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 08:19 PM

Young at heart Loo :verrek: :P

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 09:38 PM

sadly, had this problem with D smb 2 boots.
dirt got in while i was riding and rubbed sores on the front and back of one
of his rear legs. :P
so have had to do away with any kind of wrap/boot for a while, his tendons are taking it well
though.

Happy to hear you got it sorted out sean!! :verrek:




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