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WillowKnicks Fri 26-Apr-13 21:38:23

My usually beautiful, gleaming DM looks like a cruelty case at the moment.

She has been developing bald patches & dry, flaky skin at an alarming rate. I had to call the vet out on Tuesday to a nasty cut & she diagnosed the hair loss to rain scald. She gave her an anti mite injection as a precaution (though no evidence of lice etc) & she is on antibiotics for the cut which will help any skin infection...but anything else I can do??

The vet just said once her summer coat comes through she will look like a different pony & it no way affects her welfare..but she looks AWFUL!!!

frostyfingers Sat 27-Apr-13 09:49:24

Perhaps if we get a warm day you could give her a really good wash - I'm not sure about hibiscrub but you could ask your vet or local horse shop if there's a medicated shampoo that might help. Regular grooming with soft clean brushes too should help bring out the dandruff.

Pixel Sat 27-Apr-13 17:33:41

I read somewhere that 50/50 water and Listerine does a great job but have never had occasion to try it out...

WillowKnicks Sun 28-Apr-13 17:50:54

Thank you for the replies. I will hope for a warm day in the near future to give her a good bath & will try the Listerine on the worst patches in the next day or so.

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