Your horsey GP surgery: from worming and vaccination, to mud fever and laminitis
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When my sister & I brought our ponies in from the field yesterday, she noticed the long hairs around their muzzles looked as though they been burnt - very puzzling. The hairs were shortened, white and plasticy-looking at the ends and very brittle. They didn't smell burnt but looked it. The ponies were fine in themselves. My pony would be capable of sticking his head in a burning bucket if he thought there could be food inside!! But my sister's pony would not, nor would he let a stranger approach him. The yard owner is also puzzled, as she found all the other horses in the fields were in the same state. No fertiliser has been put down and we can't find anything untoward in the fields. Could a plant be toxic enough to do this? Any advice would be gladly received.
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