Please help me!! Is this mange???

JadeFarms

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My horse has been losing a bunch of fur and I’m really worried. If anybody knows what it is and how to treat it I would really appreciate it. I’m really worried about her.
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It looks like it may be rain rot, although rain rot is usually on the back and hindquarters. I used Pine O' Pine in a 5 gallon bucket of water and a sponge to wash my horse down with it. I just soaked him good every day, the pine oil in the Pine O' Pine killed the bacteria and his hair grew back in.

 

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Thank you so much for the help I was very worried about her I really hope this helps. I have pure pine oil, would that work if I put it over the effected areas?
 

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Is there something she is rubbing on? Most of the missing hair is on bony areas, so if something is making her itch (like biting flies), she may be scratching the itch and rubbing the hair off. There is a product called M-T-G (for mane, tail, groom) that has been around for donkey's years; it's basically sulfur powder in mineral oil. Some horse folks swear by it. It needs to be put on in the evening, because it can contribute to sunburn if the horse is exposed to direct sunlight, and you want to wear gloves because the sulfur smell sticks around for ages if you get it on your hands, but it does help to grow hair on itchy horses.
 

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Thank you all so much for the help. We are gonna go pick up MTG from TSC soon so I really hope that works.
 
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