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Shahnara
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PostSubject: Tail rubbing   Fri May 22, 2009 7:44 pm

how do you stop it? Horse has been wormed so I know it's not that but he's rubbing hair off & it's really getting bad. Is there anything I can add to his feed to help with this? Thanks for any/all suggestions
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PostSubject: Re: Tail rubbing   Sun May 24, 2009 11:15 am

Shahnara wrote:
how do you stop it? Horse has been wormed so I know it's not that but he's rubbing hair off & it's really getting bad. Is there anything I can add to his feed to help with this? Thanks for any/all suggestions

Might he be getting bitten by tiny little gnats? I've seen some horses this time of year and thru the summer, who literally rub out their manes and tails from the itching. Almost seems like an allergic reaction. Try treating his tail really well with fly repellant.
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PostSubject: Re: Tail rubbing   Sun May 24, 2009 3:45 pm

I was thinking garlic powder or something in his feed? I've been using baby oil but it doesn't seem to be working Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Tail rubbing   Sun May 24, 2009 9:31 pm

Try a mix of 50/50 water and listerine
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PostSubject: Re: Tail rubbing   Mon May 25, 2009 4:34 pm

Shahnara wrote:
I was thinking garlic powder or something in his feed? I've been using baby oil but it doesn't seem to be working Sad

You have to be careful with garlic. There may be potential for toxicity. Not all animals get along with it as well as humans. I know there are some garlic products made specifically for horses, and those are probably safe, but I wouldn't take the garlic powder shaker from the kitchen and use that. One of my boarders who had a horse that did this, used Gold Bond powder. It helped a little. You might try that.
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PostSubject: Re: Tail rubbing   Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:06 pm

I like listerine as well...its antiseptic value seems to bring relief to an itchy tail. Sometimes, when bathing, if you are not careful to spray thoroughly at the top and sides of the tailbone it will leave some dirt behind and cause the horse to itch...just a thought if all other ideas have been exhausted. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tail rubbing   Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:09 pm

I have a mare who has been rubbing her tail for years, and I think I have tried everything! so if anything works for you, please let me know Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tail rubbing   Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:49 pm

I started rubbing baby oil onto the base of his tail & the top & voila! no more tail rubbing & the hair is growing in nicely. Try that, Simone, it worked wonders for my boy Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tail rubbing   Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:11 pm

I will go to walgreens tonight! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Tail rubbing   Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:54 pm

let me know how it works for you Smile
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