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Understanding Rain Rot

January 29, 2014

Practicing good hygiene and reducing environmental risk factors can help keep a horse from getting rain rot.... Read More

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Hair Coat Conundrums

November 04, 2013

Each of your horse's hairs speaks volumes about his overall health, nutrition status, and genetic makeup. ... Read More

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

October 15, 2013

If we want to better manage our horses' winter coats, we need to understand what they are and how they grow.... Read More

Photo Courtesy of Chris Beaune

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Abnormal Facial Sweating

October 07, 2013

What would cause a horse to sweat on only one side of its face? ... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Common Equine Skin Conditions

May 07, 2012

Veterinarians will answer your questions on common equine skin conditions live on May 17 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.... Read More

Hosing your horse off with cold water is a good way to help them stay cool in the hot summer months.

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Seasonal Skin Conditions Part 1: Spring Skin Woes

May 01, 2012

Horses are at risk for season-related skin problems stemming from insects, allergies, and bacteria.... Read More

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Ringworm Treatment

March 01, 2012

I am almost 100% sure my 5-month-old weanling has ringworm. It is winter here, so it is very hard to shampoo h... Read More

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Dermatitis in Horses: Allergic and Infectious

May 26, 2011

Dermatitis--simply, skin inflammation--is relatively common in horses, whether its cause is an allergic ... Read More

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Folliculitis in Horses: What to Do?

January 31, 2011

I own a 28-year-old thin mare that is pastured with approximately 20 other horses. I have been treating for ... Read More

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The 'Skinny' on Skin Conditions

February 01, 2010

Diagnosing skin diseases is probably one of the greatest challenges to horse handlers and veterinarians alike. Thankfully, veterinary researchers are continually learning more about equine skin diseases and treatment.... Read More

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Tail Rubbing in Horses

November 01, 2009

Owners go to great lengths to keep their horses' tails pristine. So, when a horse rubs his tail into a frayed or hairless mess, there is motivation to get to the bottom of the problem as quickly as possible.... Read More

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Hair Club for Horses?

January 01, 2008

My 9-year-old Quarter Horse gelding is losing his hair, and it's not just shedding—he has bare spots of skin.... Read More

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Dermatology Review

July 29, 2007

Skin ailments were broken down into classifications of pruritic (itching), nodular, or crusting lesions. The variety of problems discussed included common equine skin diseases like sarcoids, insect hypersensitivity, hives, allergies, photosensitivit... Read More

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Treatment For Leg Mange

September 19, 2006

Researchers at Tanat University in Kafr in El-Sheikh, Egypt, said in recent study that moxidectin oral gel is an "effective and good alternative for treating chorioptic mange (also know as leg mange) in horses." The study, which included 117... Read More

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Skin Hypersensitivity (ACVIM 2006)

September 13, 2006

There are three categories for hypersensitivity (non-insect-bite related) skin diseases. These include food allergies, atopic dermatitis (a predisposition to allergic disease in response to environmental allergens), and contact allergies caused by... Read More

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Pinworm Problems

October 01, 2005

I have a 10-year-old mare being treated for pinworms. She incessantly rubs her tail. She also uses the wall of her stall or anything else available to lean on while defecating. Are these signs related? Could they be behavioral?... Read More

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Skin Problems in Horses: The Creeping Crud

May 01, 2004

Dealing with skin problems, unfortunately, is part of having a horse. Since skin is the largest organ of the body, it's no wonder there's much that can go wrong. Designed to safeguard internal organs from external forces and to help maintain consiste... Read More

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Common Skin Problems

March 01, 2003

We used to call it the "creeping crud"--a colorful, youthful label applicable to any gross-out skin disease the horse happened to have (and not to be confused with the cold-and-flu-like symptoms in humans that earned the same appellation).... Read More

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Scrape That Won't Heal

February 01, 2002

My 2-year-old Percheron gelding has a scrape just above his right hock (on the outside in the groove). He has had it since birth, but it was more irritated this summer. In winter, it gets dry, scabby, and hairless. What can I use to heal it,... Read More

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Hair Loss in Horses

April 01, 2001

Tracking down the reason for skin disorders often becomes an exercise in sleuthing. One important element to consider is whether or not your horse is itching and rubbing out the hair, or if the hair is simply missing because of a disease or immune pr... Read More

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AAEP Convention Preview: Sunrise Sessions and Table Topics

January 01, 2001

The Sunrise Sessions (and lunchtime Table Topics) offer AAEP convention attendees a roundtable type of discussion format where they can choose their particular interests from a long list of popular topics. They can ask questions of session... Read More

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Skin Problems During the Summer

August 01, 2000

Skin problems in horses are some of the most frustrating disorders to manage for both owner and veterinarian. Skin problems can disfigure a horse, and even can cause unsoundness. In addition, many skin diseases, such as allergies, hav... Read More

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Patchy Hair Loss

October 01, 1999

I noticed that my Arabian mare was missing a patch of hair under her mane at the beginning of the summer. Since then, the spot has gotten larger. What causes this? How can I treat it?

Hair loss in the horse can be caused by something... Read More

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Tail Rubbing Problem

December 01, 1998

My horse is constantly rubbing his tail on anything he can find. It has become so bad that the hair at the base of his tail has either fallen out or become matted. Thankfully, I've finished my show season, but what is causing him to do this? ... Read More

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Skin Diseases in Horses

October 01, 1997

A horse's skin is vital to the animal's survival. It serves as its anatomical boundary and as the principal organ of communication between the horse and the environment in which it lives. As is the case with other body components, the skin of a... Read More