Other Skin Problems

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

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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

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Survey: One-Third of Horses With Health Problems are Lame

October 07, 2016

The British survey results also suggest that lamenesses are more likely to originate in the limb than in the foot.... Read More

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The End of the Gray Horse Scourge?

October 04, 2016

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

Congratulations to Heidi Nash and "Romeo," whose story won our fan-voted "Help! My Horse is Sun-Sensitive" photo contest. Romeo is an 8-year-old spotted draft horse who suffers from photosensitivity.

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'Romeo' Tops TheHorse.com's Sun-Sensitivity Contest

September 13, 2016

TheHorse.com Facebook fans selected Romeo as the overall winner of the "Help! My Horse is Sun-Sensitive" contest.... Read More

"JR is a 20-year-old Quarter Horse, and if we do not put sun screen on his nose when he is in the sun, he gets bad sunburn," said Dianne Boothe. "We had to put him in this stall, which has an attached paddock (which is all shady) and this helps! It's when we go to shows that we have an issue."

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Help! My Horse is Sun-Sensitive Contest: Editors' Picks

September 13, 2016

Readers submitted stories and photos of their sun-sensitive horses. Discover how they protect their horses from the sun.... Read More

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Can Alfalfa Induce Type 1 Photosensitization in Horses?

September 11, 2016

Researchers concluded that alfalfa hay can induce primary photosensitization, but what it results from remains unclear.... Read More

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Enter TheHorse.com's Photo Contest for Sun-Sensitive Horses

August 26, 2016

Is your horse sun-sensitive? Submit his story and photo for a chance to win a prize pack! ... Read More

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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

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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

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How Can I Tell if My Horse Has Vesicular Stomatitis?

July 27, 2016

Mouth blisters, lameness, and more--find out the signs of VS from the USDA's Dr. Angela Pelzel-McClusky.... 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

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Sarcoids in Horses

June 30, 2016

Learn about these ugly and often aggressive tumors.... 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

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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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5 Ways to Prevent Sunburn in Horses

May 11, 2016

Use this cheat sheet to protect your horse from the sun's harmful UV rays. ... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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What is Scratches and Does Mud Cause It?

April 27, 2016

Dr. Ashley Embly of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital describes scratches and offers tips for managing the skin condition.... Read More

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Can Boots or Wraps Prevent Scratches in Horses?

April 20, 2016

Dr. Ashley Embly of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital offers her thoughts on if leg protection can prevent scratches.... Read More

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Will a Fly Sheet Make My Horse Too Hot?

April 14, 2016

Liz in Kentucky is concerned a fly sheet will make her horse hot. Drs. Susan White and Ann Rashmir offer their thoughts.... 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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How is Rain Rot Spread Between Horses?

April 12, 2016

Rain rot is highly contagious. Drs. Susan White and Ann Rashmir suggest ways to prevent its spread.... Read More

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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

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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

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What Problems Can Mud Cause for Horses?

April 01, 2016

Dr. Ashely Embly addresses the health issues caused by horses living in wet, muddy conditions.... Read More