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Have you Ever Seen a Hairless Horse?

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Apr 2012

02

Author: Katie

Site: www.gofreshdesign.com

Brindle coats, curly coats, spotted coats, shiny coats... I've seen them all. However, I've never seen a hairless horse before! While it's more common in cats and dogs, hairless in horses is quite rare. Part of this is because the mutation that causes hairlessness in horses tends to be fatal.

Nobody is quite sure what causes a horse to be hairless. The breeds that seems to pop up as hairless most often are Drafts and Ahkal-Tekes. A hairless horse requires a lot of specialized care that a regularly coated horse does not. They can get fungal infections and are way more prone to sun burning. Without the protective coat their skin dries out easily. Hairless horses also can suffer from stomach and dental problems which makes survival beyond a few months unlikely. Whatever mutation that is causing the hairlessness is no doubt causing issues with other normal bodily systems.

For info on Hairless horses, visit the UltimateHorseSite's hairless horse page

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Photo Credits: http://www.ultimatehorsesite.com/info/hairless/hairlesshorsephotos.html

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12 Comments

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Elizabeth

2012 06 03

the foal is actullaly really cute!!!

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Caitlin

2012 06 26

The little grey foal reminds me of a little horsey elephants, because his skin looks like an elephants, awwww

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Mark jonson

2015 03 13

Horse look wiered without hairs but after few years gain hair with proper diet. And then he look very gentle and active.
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2015 08 22

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xenia_lyn

2016 01 29

i think howrse needs hireless horses

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2016 04 15

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2018 12 27

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2018 12 27

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Maria Brady

2019 02 14

Horse look wiered without hairs.
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