Re: 'blowing coat' o/t

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Posted by Karin on October 3, 2002 at 20:54:34:

In reply to: Re: Hurricane Henna Ramblings posted by Alissa on October 3, 2002 at 18:27:53:

: I wonder if you're "blowing coat" due to the hurricane stress. That
: would also account for a rapid henna design demise. During times of
: stress, we seem to shed more skin cells. CCJ explains it best, but
: I'll try. In animals, when they are malnourished or in a physically
: stressful environment, they will shed their coats quickly ("blow
: coat").

I have to say that 'blowing a coat' does NOT mean that an animal is
in a stressful environment or malnourished. No, no, no! I raise
rabbits and they go through a major molt ('blowing their coat') at
least once a year, maybe twice depending on the individual rabbit and
each rabbits genetic predisposition to molting - just natures way of
replacing the old fur since it doesn't continually grow like in a


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