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 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.
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.
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.