Help My Donkey Has A Bald Spot

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Donkeys evolved from the desert. Donkeys fur and hooves do not like to stay wet.

Seems like spring is the time of the year our donkeys need the most help with the itchy fur and they are more prone to sores and need us humans to be checking them over each and every day.

Bald patches on donkeys is normal. Donkeys have longer hair than a horse. Donkeys are more susceptible to rain rot than a horse. Make sure your donkey has access to shelter as clumps of hair fall out and bald patches develop. Check for Lice. Oil based products work much better than powders due to the donkeys thick and long fur coat.
As soon as the weather is 70 degrees give a good bath with anticeptical soap and cream rinse. I never spray water in my donkeys or horses face. I wash gently with a the wash cloth. Select Virbac Epi-Soothe Shampoo
If after doing all of the above your donkey still has lice and sores contact your vet. Ask for a full-physical and blood tests for cushings.  Sadly, the immune system is attacked when a donkey, horse or mules has cushings.

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!


7 Replies to “Help My Donkey Has A Bald Spot”

  1. I just cam across this little mini donkey with the all on your page. I just got a mini donkey. Her name is MINNIE. She looks EXACTLY LIKE this gal! All the fat pockets are in the same exact place. Is this YOUR donkey? It would be great if I could find some history on the one I just acquired.


    1. I test my hay and use a slow feeder. Rocket Man is 20 came to me too heavy . Take the weight off slow. is my email. He is now way healthier. Will share a new photo of him on another post you just inspired me to write about the slow feeders again. If you need help send me a note at as I am a personal coach, consultant and trainer of humans with donkeys, mules and horses. Here is my website htttp://


    2. Hi Jody, This is Rocket Man before I started testing my hay and using the slow feeder. Mini’s do best when living with another mini for diet reasons and for health in general. If you need help I am here to support you. My website is and my e-mail is Rocket Man turns 20 this summer and he came to us obese. I can now say proudly he is much healthier and when we move to our new farm where he will live with another mini he will get more fit.


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