Recent News for Skin Problems

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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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Burning Up: Photosensitization and Sunburn in Horses

May 11, 2017

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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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

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Your Guide to an Outrageously Shiny Coat

April 13, 2017

Experts share feeding, grooming, and bathing tips to keep your horse's hair coat gleaming.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Shedding Season

March 21, 2017

Of the 1,106 respondents, 866 (78%) said they curry or groom their horses to help them shed their winter hair coats.... Read More

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What To Do About the Itchy Horse

March 13, 2017

Managing itchy horses can be a perplexing and frustrating challenge. Veterinarians share ideas on how to help.... Read More

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Which Horse Bedding Harbors the Least Bacteria?

March 10, 2017

Researchers found that, of the beddings tested, pine shavings were most effective at inhibiting bacterial growth.... Read More

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Nasal Bleeding: Vets, What's Your Diagnosis and Treatment?

March 05, 2017

Learn how a veterinarian diagnosed and treated an ethmoid hematoma in a Quarter Horse gelding.... Read More

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Top Surgery Studies of 2016

February 08, 2017

Dr. Elizabeth Santschi recaps studies on fracture recovery, joint injections, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More

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Narrow Escape: Caring for Equine Barn Fire Survivors

February 07, 2017

Just because a horse survives a barn fire doesn't mean he's out of harm's way.... Read More

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Is an Equine IBH Vaccine on the Horizon?

January 16, 2017

A recently developed vaccine induced high antibody levels and immune responses (signs of immunity) in naive horses.... Read More

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Cancer in Horses

January 07, 2017

New methods to facilitate cancer diagnosis in horses as early, simply, and accurately as possible are needed.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Podcasts of 2016

December 31, 2016

Audio features on behavior, old horse care, mud management, skin issues, caring for your new horse, and more.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Infographics of 2016

December 28, 2016

View information on skin conditions, deworming, staying sane on stall rest, feeding, conditioning, and more.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Slideshows of 2016

December 26, 2016

Popular slideshows included those on skin conditions, horse properties, pasture weeds, the Rio Olympics, and more.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Free Reports of 2016

December 25, 2016

Popular topics included body condition, bisphosphonates, horse identification, hoof problems, deworming, and more.... Read More

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Researchers Review Types of Tumors Found in Donkeys

December 23, 2016

Donkeys are commonly diagnosed with sarcoids. Other common horse tumors, however, are not prevalent in donkeys.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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10 Skin Tumor Resources on TheHorse.com

November 17, 2016

While some lumps and bumps are typically of little consequence, others can pose serious problems. Learn more.... Read More