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Mare wont quit itching

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Jennifer Needham
Neonate
Username: Cateye827

Post Number: 1
Registered: 07-2010
Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 12:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a five year old mare that was bred for the first time this year. She is due in March, but since she has been bred i cant get her to quit itching. Her whole backside is completely rubbed raw and has no hair anymore, and her neck is quickly losing hare from her rubbing. I have tried everything. Bathing in iodine shampoo, 10 different fungicides, ivermectin worming(even around the rectum), and many different pesticides and i still can not get her to quit itching. My vet gave me some medicine twice now and she has never quit itching even when she was on the meds. She has never had this problem before and i have never had one problem with her being sickly or mal nourished. Anything given to her was from the vet, and or anything used was from advise from the vet (Exact products were used). Please help i am about to go insane trying to get her to stop itching. Before i have a bald horse.
 

judy cervantes
Yearling
Username: Judy

Post Number: 92
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 12:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Jennifer,what are you feeding her?? is she getting anything different? Maybe she is alergic to something she is eating? I dnt know but thought i would throw that out there,have you herd of M-G-T i think thats rite,any ways valley vet or anyplace like that has it but it is suppose to help with itching,i bought some for my mares belly but havent used it yet.Good luck i hope you find her some releif soon.
 

judy cervantes
Yearling
Username: Judy

Post Number: 93
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 11:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Jennifer,here is the link to the M-T-G. http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=2fd984b6-f5ac-4323-a639-1d0594773 70f
 

Cathy
Breeding Stock
Username: Cathy

Post Number: 357
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 06:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Be sure to check with your vet if that product is safe for pregnant mares.
 

Diana Hildreth
Neonate
Username: Lake_effect

Post Number: 1
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 03:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had a problem a few years ago with hay. Two of my horses broke out in hives and itched like crazy until I took them off it and switched hay dealers. I have used MTG and it does work well, but it collects dirt so you will have to wash the area and reapply as needed.
 

Jennifer Needham
Neonate
Username: Cateye827

Post Number: 3
Registered: 07-2010
Posted on Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 12:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have not changed anything in her diet, and i have used the M-T-G. It only made things worse. that is why i am confused. i have also used other products and nothing is working. She is going to drive me crazy. I turn her out but all she dose is scratch, her whole backside is hairless!! I am so worried that there is something wrong with her skin, i have wormed her with safeguard, and HH wormer (or at least that is what it is called here) and it is safe for horses in all stages of pregnancy. Iodine shampoo, and even medications from the vet and she still wont quit itching. my vet wants me to haul her to a clinic because she has nothing else to give me, or any more advice, but right now i dont have the wallet to go to a specialist without having a emergency (knock on wood). I am willing to almost try everything. Even Skin so soft has not helped. Nothing has changed except that she is pregnant but her blood work comes out normal and her hormones are at a good level for her being pregnant. Any other ideas will help please, let me know if any one thinks of anything else i can do.
 

Joyce Ensley
Nursing Foal
Username: Goda_15

Post Number: 17
Registered: 07-2010
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 12:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jennifer, I have the same exact problem, my mare has began to itch her eyes and they are swelling up. I'm about to go insane. You could try Smart Pak they have skin supplements, my horse just started on Smart Shine, it is supposed to make her skin healthier, if you find something different tell me. Good luck!
 

Kay B. Jones,Nova born 2/24
Breeding Stock
Username: Kaybjones

Post Number: 479
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2010 - 09:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mare is also itching her eyes and they are swelling, too. They also have a little "goo" so I washed them and put a fly mask on her. She is not pregnant. I think its just the heat, sweat, dirt and possibly some new weed she's allergic to. If it gets worse I'll probably get a shot from the vet for allergies. She also rubbing her back on tree limbs and her belly on the ground. I'll try bathing her tomorrow with betadine.



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