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Old 03-20-2009, 05:36 PM  
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Horse Losing mane! HELP!!!

My friend has a 19 year old arabian mare who has completely lost her mane, and i mean COMPLETELY lost the mane, no signs of lice or fungus, when you look at her crest she has small fuzz around it but just no hair growing from the center. She is at a complete loss of what to do, show season is coming up and she wants her horse to have some mane so any suggestions on good products for growing hair or anything PLEASE HELP!!!
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:48 PM  
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Has a vet seen the mare to rule out anything else? How weird! Is there alopoecia in horses?

Has she tried MTG?
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:52 PM  
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A vet has seen her and you would think they would of noticed the mane, but she had them out for shots and coggins and forgot to ask about the mane.. she has tried MTG and her horse shakes and then rolls and rubs it out not a fan of it... what are signs of alopoecia?? i hope she doesnt have that.
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Alopoecia in humans is the total loss of all body hair, everywhere. Honestly, I have no clue if it can affect horses.

Thinking about possible causes of hair loss, since fungi and lice have been ruled out.....mites? hormone imbalance? vitamin or mineral deficiency? If she could get the vet back out to pull blood, that may lead in the right direction. Hopefully it isn't a symptom of something underlying.

No other hair loss anywhere else?

Off the wall question: could she have rubbed it off on her own?
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Yea she has had no loss of hair anywhere else just her mane he tail is growing nicely and her fur has no patches missing. I mean she could of rubbed it out but there arnt any places for her really to rub. Do you know of any other products that help mane growth?
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Aside from the MTG? No. Me personally though, I'd want to know why she was losing her hair in the first place before trial and error treating it, mostly because it's such a weird thing. Can she get a phone consult from the vet and pick his/her brain some? I know that my vet is good for that sort of thing, and will then come if she thinks it's something she needs to see or test for further.
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she may be low on selineum SP it can cause hair loss or weak hair when low. I just move to NM and my fillys mane almost completey fell out and my other got very thin. I started them on a good vitamine supplement and it is getting better SLOWLY.
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I know she feeds Equi-shine with rolled oats and beans... I thought Equi-shine had good vitamins in it but cant remember exactly what it all has, any good supplements?
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Careful on the Selenium suggestion ... it's actually too much selenium that can cause hair loss. If I remember correctly, some products that are intended for bovine use can have too much selenium for horses.

Here's one site with information on selenium:

http://www.ruralheritage.com/vet_clinic/selenium.htm
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