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Excess Selenium/mane bald

Discussion in 'Metabolic' started by chunky monkey, May 13, 2017.

  1. chunky monkey

    chunky monkey Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2007
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    I've noticed chunkys mane is going further bald. It never recovered last year. Its just skin no hair. Forelock is thinning. His mane use to be very long but hair a is finer. His tail has thinned a bit too. There's no new folicals coming through on the mane. I've read too much selenium can cause this. Anyone know where I can find info. There's nothing to really back this up.
    We are in a selenium deficient area. So hard to believe he's getting too much. Its not clover rich either which contains selenium.
  2. MrC

    MrC https://m.facebook.com/MrKiasLife/

    Nov 10, 2014
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    Most feeds contain selenium, too much caused serious issues to a mare of mine years ago, she didn't have enough VitE and too much selenium just through the grazing.

    I've bought a VitE only supplement for Kia as we have calcium and clover rich grazing and he recently suffered a drastic topline muscle and weight loss. It looks to be helping. He is another who used to have a long thick mane but these days it has gone sparse, especially where he had an infection a few years ago.
  3. Jessey

    Jessey Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
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    I believe you can get bloods done to check selenium levels, or just get you grazing analysed :)
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