How to Treat Hair Loss in Horses

Billiam doesn't have time for pesky bald spots, who does when they're this good-looking?!

Billiam doesn't have time for pesky bald spots, who does when they're this good-looking?!

It happened overnight. One day I’m brushing Billiam’s beautiful coat, the next day a big bald spot stared back at me from the middle of his chest. Exasperated, I racked my brain, what the heck could have caused this hair loss on my horse? Why does my horse have bald spots?! Surely, I wasn’t the only horse owner who had faced this dilemma.

The truth is, hair loss in horses is pretty common. It isn’t to go without concern, but most of the time it’s simply the horse rubbing an itchy area, having a fungal or bacterial skin issue, or occasionally, they may have something internal going on.

External tends to be easy to see, dry, flaky skin accompanies the bald spot on your horse, you see them scratching that area often, or they have a big bug bite right there. Without any of these signs, it’s recommended to talk to your vet about the possibility of diet, cushings, allergies, pineal gland issues, hormonal imbalances or other possible culprits.

If you have narrowed down the cause of your horse losing hair to be an external issue, you’re probably wondering how the heck to regrow a horse’s hair. A quick search on “how to treat bald spots on horses” will reveal anything from using coconut oil to calling your vet right away. What’s a horse owner to do for their equine friend?

I have good news for you. While I worried about what caused the bald spot on my horse, I already had the solution at hand, COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE. I grabbed the jar, opened it up and smeared some all over the bald spot. For the next couple days I dabbed some on if any flaked off, and within’ a week my horse had his hair growing back. I’m not the only one, either, check out the video below to see how Susie Q grew back all of her coat with help from COAT DEFENSE®…

Hair loss in horses in a pain in the butt, but it doesn’t have to be. Using COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE can treat hair loss in horses by soothing the itch, drying out fungal and bacterial skin issues, relieving and drawing out bug bites and creating a protective barrier in which hair can regrow without disturbance.

You can even help prevent hair loss in your horse by using COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER, this will aid in keeping the skin free from bacteria and fungus, bug bite irritations and itchy, flaky skin. The best part? It’s all natural, organic and non-toxic, 7 simple ingredients, that’s it. Horse ownership is rewarding, but it’s a lot of work. Remember, work smarter, not harder! Add COAT DEFENSE® to your grooming routine and keep horse skin problems away, once and for all.