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Strange Hairloss?

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My mares hair on her right back upper leg, like thigh area, has almost completely come off in a circle. Im not sure if it has to do with her rolling in her stall and collecting mud there, but anyone else have an idea of what this might be? No where else is she losing her hair so dramaticly.

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How big a circle? Possibility of ringworm?

its about as big as a soccerball and she was given wormer just last month

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Outside thigh area, smooth skin, no scabs or dings? Most likely a rub mark from itchy shedding, and will have new fuzzy hair in a short time.

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A rub, as Oz has said, or possibly ringworm. Wormer doesn't prevent ringworm. Despite the name, it's a fungus not a parasite.

Posting a pic might generate some other answers for you.

M.

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Leg mange is caused by a mite which lives in the long hair on the lower legs in winter, causing severe irritation and itchiness. The horse will stamp and actively rub affected areas, and eventually the skin may become swollen, scabby, cracked, and greasy.

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