Hives & Skin Allergies


Infographic: Sweet Itch in Horses

October 20, 2016

Do you have an itchy horse? Learn more about insect bite hypersensitivity with our visual guide!... Read More


Inbred Horses Help Scientists Identify IBH Gene Locations

August 11, 2016

Researchers studied a group of related Exmoor ponies to find the chromosomes that could carry IBH-related genes.... Read More


Insect Bite Hypersensitivity in Horses

August 10, 2016

Do you have an itchy horse? We have help! Check out our special report on sweet itch.... Read More


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


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


Which is Better: Skin or Blood Test for Equine Allergies?

April 07, 2016

Drs. Susan White and Ann Rashmir offer insight on which allergy test is best and their role in managing itchy horses.... Read More


Allergic to Bug Bites: What is Sweet Itch?

April 05, 2016

Dr. Ann Rashmir reviews insect hypersensitivity, a condition so menacing it can even end horses' performance careers.... Read More


Itchy Horses: Dealing With Seasonal Skin Issues

March 31, 2016

Equine skin issues can be difficult to manage. Find solutions for dealing with sweet itch, rain rot, and more!... Read More


10 Equine Skin Problem Resources on

March 31, 2016

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


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


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

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.


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


Atopic Dermatitis in Horses

July 21, 2015

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.


Skin Issues That Affect Saddle Fit

May 27, 2015

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


Preparing for Summer with Senior Horses

May 18, 2015

How do you keep your senior horses healthy and happy when summer arrives?... Read More


Equine Food Allergy Testing Evaluated

March 01, 2015

Researchers recently determined that some standard laboratory and commercial allergy tests for horses are not reliable.... Read More


When the Body Attacks

February 20, 2015

Lumps, bumps, coughs, wheals, and wheezes: a basic overview of equine allergies. ... Read More


Why is My Horse's Tail Frizzy at the Top?

July 30, 2014

One owner wants to know the cause of her mare's tail "frazzle." (00:03:12)... Read More


Texas Horses Dead after being Swarmed by Bees

June 19, 2014

An official said the horses likely received thousands of stings; both animals were euthanized at the scene.... Read More


Infographic: Equine Allergies

May 15, 2014

Learn more about allergic reactions in horses with this step-by-step visual guide. ... Read More


Equine Pastern Vasculitis Still Puzzling Researchers

March 27, 2014

Despite intense research, scientists haven't uncovered anything reassuring about pastern vasculitis.... Read More


The Top Horse Health Multimedia Content of 2013

January 03, 2014

Which were the most accessed videos, slideshows, reports, and podcasts in 2013? Here's a list of the top 10. ... Read More


Protect Your Horse from Midges with a Sweet Itch Blanket

August 29, 2013

These special blankets keep bugs off your horse and prevent a frustrating skin condition. A Q&A.... Read More


Researchers Developing Immunotherapeutic IBH Treatment

May 03, 2013

Veterinarians might soon have a new "tool" to help treat equine insect bite hypersensitivity: clones.... Read More


Post-Body Clipping Hives

June 01, 2012

Can clipping horses' body hair off for the winter cause hives? And are there any remedies?... Read More