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Dandruff problem

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  • tonia_sterner Original Poster
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    My welsh cob has developed a dandruff problem in both his mane and his tail. I have tried MTG with no luck. In the summer months I rinse him with apple cider vinegar, and moisturize with a natural coconut oil based leave-in conditioner, but it only fixes it temporarily. In the winter months when I can’t bathe him (super cold here in WI, unheated barn) it gets extra bad. He also rubs his mane and tail a little occasionally. Wondering if he might be deficient in something and this could maybe be solved with a supplement, or if this is a topical issue. I haven’t seen fleas on him…

    ponygirl360 ponygirl360
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    It might be beneficial to try some type of skin and coat supplement. Or, you could try adding found flax seed to his diet. It might take a little bit of trying different supplements until you find one that works best for him. I have also found Healthy Hair Moisturizer to be very beneficial in helping itching/dandruff. It really does a great job of moisturizing. Good luck!

    Joan Fry
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    I second ponygirl’s ground flax seed suggestion. I hope it’s not a fungus–they are very hard to get rid of! Has a vet seen him? Since you’re spending a lot of time trying to figure out what to do, I would recommend a vet call. Mine did a scrape of a dandruffy-looking spot on my mare’s rump and actually grew a culture on her desk at the clinic. It was a fungus.

    live.love.lope.
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    A little corn oil drizzled over his food might do the trick

    maria_schaal
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    Biotin can help, as well as oils and Omega-3’s for chronic dandruff. But I agree that you should check with your vet to make sure there isn’t something else going on.

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