large scar on my mares hind quarters

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  • Casey Murphy Original Poster Casey Murphy
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    My aq mare has a large scar on her hind quarters from when she was young and it never has regrown the hair so I was wondering if there might be something I could put on it to help it regrow hair

    pheets pheets
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    Hi Casey : )

    Unfortunately, if the wound was deep/extensive enough and the hair follicles destroyed, the likelihood of hair regrowth is pretty nil (nothing to develop hair from if follicle is gone). Vitamin E, from a gel cap or straight E oil if you can find it (pharmacies like Rite-Aid or CVS, even Wal-Mart will have it; not sure what you have available), will keep the scar minimal and from scaling but as far as I know, won’t do anything to regrow hair.

    I have used Corona ointment (for just about EVERYthing) on new wounds and have had some hair regrowth but again, it is quite possible that the wounds I addressed were not inclusive of or detrimental to the hair follicles so I can’t say for sure that this is a legitimate solution.

    If it is aesthetics (show ring, other than in hand or horsemanship classes) that you are concerned with, cosmetics can cover a multitude of “sins” (offered with a huge tongue in cheek intention and more humour than as a directive) : ) It’s sorta ‘cheating’ but ohso common. Just be sure to wash it off well when done.

    Scars: tattoos with better stories : )

    Sure there's right and wrong but mostly there's just a whole lotta different.

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