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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2015, 11:31:08 am »

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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2015, 11:38:55 am »

That is very odd, I've not seen anything quite like it. I would use Healing Tree Tea Pro Spray on it. It is a cleaner you don't need water to use. I use it on everything, including myself.


http://www.amazon.com/Tea-Pro-Equine-Wound-Spray-16/dp/B000248Q8M
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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2015, 11:54:46 am »

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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2015, 12:12:43 pm »

That is strange.  Never seen anything like it.  Has a vet been able to look at it?  Or did I miss that in your post.
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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2015, 12:14:33 pm »

I personally like emu oil but I think anything oily might not helpful - again, just an opinion.  Can you try a bit of diluted vinegar or something that will just sort of clean the area without leaving anything?   if it's her naturally secreted oil then it really wouldn't appear anything is a wound that needs healing.    very odd.  I hope before you wash her you scrape some of that off and keep in a baggie/refrigerator.   Since you don't have a vet that you trust maybe one of us can have our vet look at the pictures and the crud to figure out what it is.   
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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2015, 12:26:30 pm »

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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2015, 02:00:12 pm »


I doubt very much that is Multiple Resistant Staphillococcus Aureus MSRA (causes skin boils and wound infections). But I do agree to wear gloves at least until you know what it is.  Also I have seen nothing like it before.  It is weird.

It did make me think of a fungus.  Fungus is usually susceptible to wound iodine solutions and can be hard to treat. 

Worm with Ivomectin is also a good idea since it could be a skin mite - mange.
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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2015, 02:10:26 pm »

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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2015, 02:56:28 pm »

I watched both all the way through, and yes, in some ways they look similar in character to skin tags, which are typically (I think?) benign.  Maybe try an antifungal ointment?  Just in case it's something fungal in nature.  It will be interesting to see if these continue when you've been able to get that "greasy" substance gone.
I understand the whole concept of not wasting money on a vet who doesn't know and/or doesn't like horses, and apparently doesn't really care either.  And if it was something that was obviously hurting her or bothering her, perhaps...   But at this point it simply appears cosmetic, so you have the luxury of time and watchful waiting.  She sure seems like a patient girl, so that makes life more pleasant than if she was fidgeting and fussing.
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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2015, 03:33:03 pm »

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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2015, 03:46:49 pm »

I showed my husband your first set of pix--he would NOT watch the vids--and he thinks you should send pix to "Dr. Oakley--Yukon Vet"!
Seeing these "in person" is there any sign that there is a hair embedded inside each shaft?  Could this be an enflamed hair follicle???  I know--I'm just grasping at straws here.  Inquiring minds want to know....
Wow--my curiosity just expands the more pix I see.
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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2015, 04:10:59 pm »

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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2015, 04:23:33 pm »

one of those sites I mentioned before describes it exactly like you did in the video and theirs was at the end of the tail, not the whole tail...

http://www.horsegroomingsupplies.com/horse-forums/weird-white-thing-in-horses-tail-234040.html
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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2015, 04:41:58 pm »

I thought of ear plaques, too.

Mona, is the skin smooth or is it lumpy? The photos look like the skin texture is affected. Is that right? Honestly, some vet knows what this is. It's distinctive. Maybe a shot of the entire dock would give a perspective on how large an area is affected.
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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2015, 04:59:11 pm »

I read a different site earlier today that seemed to describe this and suggested it was related to ear plaques. I think we might be onto something. Sadly, it doesn't sound like there's much you can do about it.
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