Recent News for Skin Problems

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Lymphangitis: A Frustrating Condition in Horses

November 07, 2017

This recurrent limb infection and swelling is challenging to treat. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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The End of the Gray Horse Scourge?

October 19, 2017

A look at equine melanoma and the current state of vaccine research and development.... Read More

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British Horse Health Survey Trends Reflect Current Research

October 04, 2017

Skin diseases and lameness were the most commonly reported ailments, affecting 31.1% and 23.4% of horses, respectively.... Read More

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Atopic Dermatitis in Horses

September 25, 2017

Learn how to treat this skin condition in show horses without inadvertently breaking drug rules.... Read More

Damage caused by an ill-fitting saddle pad.

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Skin Issues That Affect Saddle Fit

September 18, 2017

Some sores, injuries, and infections can make saddling a painful process for your horse. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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Understanding Rain Rot

September 15, 2017

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

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Equine Skin Issues: Scratching the Surface

September 13, 2017

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

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Grooming Your Horse: Deep Down Clean

September 08, 2017

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

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Burning Up: Photosensitization and Sunburn in Horses

September 07, 2017

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

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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What's New in Treating Pastern Dermatitis

September 05, 2017

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

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The Horse, Kinetic Vet Partner for Skin Care Month

September 01, 2017

Look for skin-care and -disease related articles and information throughout September on TheHorse.com.... Read More

Squamous cell carcinoma can involve several parts of the eye, including the lower eyelid.

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Equine Eye Problems 101

August 31, 2017

Eye problems are common in horses and can negatively impact training and quality of life. Here's what to know.... Read More

A blunt force or penetrating injury can cause corneal edema and cloudiness.

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Foggy Vision: Conditions That can Cloud the Equine Cornea

August 31, 2017

A number of things--some benign, some ­serious--can cause a cloudy eye. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Researchers Investigate Naked Foal Syndrome in Akhal-Tekes

August 18, 2017

Researchers say naked foal syndrome is related to a nonsense gene variant and appears to be unique to Akhal-Tekes.... Read More

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Stranger Things: A Sunken Eyelid

July 12, 2017

What could be the cause of this horse's strange eyelid indentation? ... Read More

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Improving Dry Equine Skin and Coats With Nutrition

June 26, 2017

Do you have a horse with flaky skin and a dry mane and tail? The right feed might help.... Read More

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Exploring Equine Seasonal Allergies

June 17, 2017

Allergies are common in horses. Here's a look at how veterinarians and owners can identify the causes.... Read More

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Addressing Unwanted Behavior in Performance Mares

June 16, 2017

Unwanted behavior can have a significant impact on mares' and fillies' performance across a range of competition events.... Read More

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Summer Horse Health Tips

June 13, 2017

Remember these pointers to help ensure your summer riding season is fun and safe. ... 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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The Banes of Bathing Horses

June 08, 2017

Find out how to avoid skin and coat problems caused by frequent lathering and rinsing. ... Read More

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Genetic Risk Factor for Equine Eye Cancer Identified

May 25, 2017

Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common cancer found in equine eyes and the second most common equine tumor overall. ... Read More

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10 Sun Resources on TheHorse.com

May 11, 2017

Long sunny days can mean bad news for horses at risk for sunburn, and it's up to you to protect them.... Read More

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Desert Horse-Keeping

May 10, 2017

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

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Poll Recap: Sun Protection for Horses

May 09, 2017

Of the 529 respondents, 154 said they apply sunscreen and/or zinc oxide cream to protect their horses from sunburn.... Read More

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Helping an Easy Keeper Breathe Easy

April 26, 2017

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