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Mona

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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2015, 06:43:46 pm »

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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2015, 06:50:21 pm »

Mona, I think that Kate (MyBoyG here on GHS) mentioned something to me that she had used to treat G's ear plaques, when I was concerned about Gunner's "issues" w/ having one ear touched.  As it's turned out, the ear thing for Gunner is all in approach, and no sign of anything "physical" causing his resistance (which is variable).  Haven't seen Kate posting here for awhile, but you might see if you can reach her on FB (Kate's Kreations?).  Maybe something appropriate for use on ear plaques would be okay to at least try on Chamois' tail. 
Still gives me the willies.....
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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2015, 07:23:42 pm »

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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2015, 09:33:52 pm »

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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2015, 10:34:51 pm »

just a thought - NOT having the vet out to get a skin scraping to see if this is parasitic or follicular before you try all these things could end up making it more difficult to get a diagnosis and possibly make it worse.  If this was my horse, and it was this weird with no one ever seeing it before-I would not mess with it before I had a vet out. 
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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2015, 07:02:34 am »

I see why you compared Chamois' skin issue to your boxer's--they are nearly identical in overall appearance.  I'd never before seen skin tags on dogs or horses that look any different than the ones I've seen on people. 
In your videos, certainly didn't appear that she's rubbing her tail, and I can understand just keeping the area clean and not pestering her constantly about those things, if it doesn't seem to be bothering her. 
Sometimes stuff "just happens" and as long as it doesn't signal an underlying health problem, best to just do "watchful waiting".
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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2015, 08:30:38 am »

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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2015, 09:19:03 am »

Ya know, as I read through some comments, I find it interesting that for some folks, it's just easy-peasy to get a vet in for situations like this.  We went for years w/ a local vet whose "solution" to a lot of horse issues seemed to be "put it down".  I actually had to argue with him and beg him to come and look at a horse w/ bloody diarrhea.  And we hadn't been able to find an out of town vet willing to come here at all. 
It's why we were so glad to find the mobile vet we're using these days.  She's very up front w/ us that she's not more than a phone consult resource for emergencies--it typically takes us about 3 weeks to coordinate a trip up here for us, because she's kept pretty busy.  We do try to coordinate w/ some of her other local clients to save on trip fees.  But even at full cost of a trip fee, it's less expensive than what we'd pay in diesel to haul our boys to her.  Actually she doesn't even have a "clinic" and seems to prefer seeing horses in their own comfort zone.  And unlike when we used to occasionally have the old vet out, our horses greet her @ the gate, and seem to look forward to her attention.
We feel blessed to have found her.
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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2015, 09:55:58 am »

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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2015, 10:11:01 am »

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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #40 on: January 25, 2015, 10:15:33 am »

It will be interesting to see if this changes in warmer weather?  Pat mentioned Banixx on a different thread (about scratches).  Maybe might be worth a try w/ it at some point?  For an area this size, I suspect a bottle of Banixx would treat once or twice a day for weeks.  But then again, if it's not bothersome and doesn't appear to spread, then perhaps not an issue.
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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2015, 10:23:24 am »

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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2015, 10:36:59 am »

Why not send the pictures to a University vet school?  I would think that the vets would be interested in this and with their collective knowledge and resources might be able to tell you what it is.  Or send the pix to your vet and have her contact the vet school. 

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Mona

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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2015, 10:42:42 am »

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Re: Clogged Tail Hair Shafts or ???
« Reply #44 on: January 25, 2015, 10:48:32 am »

I would google vet schools in your area.  Then just choose one of them.  Maybe call first and talk to the vet dermatologist?

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