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Lori Moskowitz
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Username: Lrmosk

Post Number: 1
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Wednesday, Sep 29, 2004 - 12:28 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I have two horses. One a chestnut quarter horse, the other a bay thorobred. They have developed pretty large areas of white hair in a couple of spots.None of the areas are where the saddle sits. Should I be concerned? Can I give them some kind of supplement or something to stop this?
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Alden Chamberlain
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Post Number: 124
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, Sep 29, 2004 - 10:43 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Lori,

How large?

I have two (sorrel and bay) that have a grey sire and great sire. They both have some roaning, and one has a couple of dime size white spots now.

But then the two greys red spots, lots of them! At least the dun is dun, well, she has black strips on the back of her ears! Go figure!

Unless Dr.O say there could be medical reasons I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Welcome aboard by the way.

Good day,
Alden
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Thursday, Sep 30, 2004 - 10:01 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I too would like a bit more description on these white areas, how large, how white, any other condition or relevant history in these horses.
DrO
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tann
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Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 10:15 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I have a chestnut quarter horse that has a few white hairs on his nose from a bosal rubbing him. I know this means it has damaged the hair. Does any one know of a dye or product that I can buy to put on the hair to make it chestnut color? He was this way when I bought him.
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