Recent News for Skin Problems

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Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma

July 28, 2016

Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common cancerous tumors of the equine eye. ... Read More

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Equine Skin Issues: Scratching the Surface

July 12, 2016

What's causing the hives, hair loss, and scabs on your horse's body?... Read More

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Could a Cream Eliminate Equine Aural Plaques?

July 01, 2016

Researchers found that applying 5% imiquimod cream resulted in clinical resolution in 93% of the treated ears.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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What's New in Treating Pastern Dermatitis

June 24, 2016

A veterinary dermatologist offers tips on how to properly diagnose, treat, and prevent pastern dermatitis, or scratches.... Read More

A 3-cm sarcoid tumor on a horse’s ear. Sarcoids often develop as small bumps under the skin or scaly lesions. Depending on their location on the horse’s body, tumors like these can often be removed by a veterinarian. However, in certain horses sarcoids tend to re-grow after surgery, sometimes to much larger tumors that are impossible to cure.

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Cancer-Causing Virus Strikes Genetically Vulnerable Horses

June 10, 2016

Genetic differences in immune function could explain why some horses develop sarcoids and others don't, researchers say.... Read More

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Burning Up: Photosensitization and Sunburn in Horses

June 07, 2016

Some horses are vulnerable to sun damage. Here's what to watch for and how to protect against it. ... Read More

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Helping an Easy Keeper Breathe Easy

May 25, 2016

My older horse has respiratory allergies. Is there anything I can do to help him breathe easier while wearing a muzzle?... Read More

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Infographic: Rain Rot

May 25, 2016

Learn about this frustrating contagious equine skin disease and how to prevent its spread.... Read More

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Desert Horse-Keeping

May 12, 2016

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. ... Read More

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What's a Pheochromocytoma, and How Do Vets Diagnose It?

April 24, 2016

This hormone-secreting tumor can form in horses' adrenal glands, potentially causing damaging high blood pressure.... Read More

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Infographic: Sunburn and Horses

April 13, 2016

Sun damage is serious in horses. In this infographic, find how to protect you pink-skinned horses from the sun.... Read More

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10 Equine Skin Problem Resources on TheHorse.com

March 31, 2016

Learn about a variety of skin issues and prepare to battle tricky-to-treat conditions with these free resources.... Read More

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Researchers Break Down Horses' IBH Reactions

March 11, 2016

Some horses respond to insect bites with inflammation and itching; others react with cellular-level defense mechanisms.... Read More

Approximately 80% of gray horses will develop melanomas by the time they’re 15 years old. These skin growths are malignant tumors usually located near the anus, vulva, sheath, penis, ears, salivary glands, and underside of the tail.

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Metastasizing Melanoma

March 09, 2016

Can melanomas spread to a horse's central nervous system? If so, are there any treatments available? ... Read More

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Autologous Vaccination a Safe, Affordable Sarcoid Treatment

March 05, 2016

The procedure involves removing a sarcoid from the horse and implanting pieces of it back into the horse's neck.... Read More

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Canine Melanoma Vaccine Testing in Horses Underway

January 25, 2016

While researchers have yet to see full resolution in study horses, all tumors reduced in size or stopped growing. ... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Funds 16 Horse Health Studies

January 20, 2016

The studies funded cover equine health challenges including infectious diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, and more. ... Read More

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The Horse's Top Infographics of 2015

December 31, 2015

Topics included stress, scratches, hoof abscesses, deworming, vaccinations, metabolic syndrome, healthy coats, and more.... Read More

To diagnose navicular syndrome, veterinarians rely on the horse's history and a complete physical and lameness exam. Here, a horse is longed in a small circle to check his gait for abnormalities.

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The Horse's Top Slideshows of 2015

December 28, 2015

Topics included navicular syndrome, equitation science, feeder and waterer options, rescue horses, and more.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Articles of 2015

December 24, 2015

Readers learned about a variety of topics from sweat marks under saddles and laminitis to beet pulp and hoof cracks.... Read More

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First Case of HERDA-like Disease in Warmbloods Identified

December 14, 2015

Researchers recently diagnosed the first homozygous case of Warmblood fragile foal syndrome (WFFS), a genetic disorder.... Read More

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Grooming Your Horse: Deep Down Clean

November 08, 2015

Daily grooming gives you a chance to detect and monitor any injuries or other health problems.... Read More

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A Confused Hair Coat

November 04, 2015

Why would a 9-year-old horse grow winter hair during the summer months? ... Read More

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How Prevalent are Lice in African Horses?

October 10, 2015

Recent research revealed a high incidence of equine lice infestations, especially in saddle horses.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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Dewormer's Effect on Scratches

August 28, 2015

Find out what kinds of skin parasites can cause scratches and how these pests respond to ivermectin treatment. ... Read More