How To Treat Hair Loss In Horses

Hair loss in horses is, unfortunately, a common occurrence and there are several factors that may cause a horse losing hair in patches. It can be something simple like environment or temperature, or something more complex like ringworm. 


Hair Loss in Horses

Hair loss in horses is often referred to as alopecia. Alopecia is complete or partial hair loss in horses where hair is normally present. Oftentimes, horses will scratch and rub the irritated areas where they are experiencing hair loss.

How to Treat Hair Loss in Horses

Treating Ringworm - is a skin infection that is caused by fungus. Treating Rain Rot - is a bacterial infection that occurs in the skin of horses.

Treating Fungus -  is a common condition that many horses suffer from and there are many different types that can occur. Treating Dermatophilosis -is a bacterial infection that occurs in many animals. It often occurs in moist environments.   

Treating Hair Loss from Bug Bites, Stress and Temperature

To treat hair loss from these issues, be sure to regularly groom and wash your horse, and provide a healthy diet and dry shelter.

Treating A Balding Horse

Some are simple issues, where others are more complex. Fortunately, there are several options available for preventing and treating hair loss to keep your horse happy and healthy.

Whether a small patch or the majority of the body, it’s not uncommon for horses to experience hair loss. Though horses regularly shed their winter coats, hair loss outside of shedding is often problematic. It can be itchy, irritating, and can even lead to infections or be the result of an underlying disease.


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