THIS IS OFF THE TOPIC, BUT I HAVE A MINIATURE STALLION THAT HAS GOTTEN A VERY THICK, CRESTY NECK THESE PAST 6 MONTHS. WE HAD HIS THYROID LEVEL TESTED AND IT CAME BACK NORMAL (LOW END OF NORMAL, BUT NORMAL) HE IS NOT FAT AND DOES NOT HAVE ANY FOUNDER RINGS ON HIS FEET, JUST THE BIG, FAT, CRESTY NECK, COULD THIS BE HORMONES FROM BEING A STALLION OR SHOULD I HAVE HIM RETESTED FOR THYROID? IF IT IS LOW OR HIGH THYROID, IS THERE A CURE? WHAT DO YOU TREAT FOR THIS?
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2001 - 01:35 pm:
Many stallions, usually as they get older, can get a thicker crest. You may try to sweat it off with the daily use of a neck sweat. Once they develope a large crest, it is more difficult to reduce.
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2001 - 10:07 pm:
He is only 6 yrs old, and I have only had him a year. 6 months after I purchased him, he got this thick neck.
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2001 - 10:20 pm:
This is common in ponies and smaller horse breeds. Try a neck sweat before it gets any bigger.
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