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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


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


Infographic: Rain Rot

May 25, 2016

Learn about this frustrating contagious equine skin disease and how to prevent its spread.... Read More


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


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


What You Need to Know About Blanketing

November 06, 2015

Does your horse need a blanket? Many don't. But if your horse does, here's a quick guide to selecting the right one.... Read More


A Confused Hair Coat

November 04, 2015

Why would a 9-year-old horse grow winter hair during the summer months? ... 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


Do Horses Need Biotin for Healthy Feet and Coats?

December 29, 2014

Equine nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes addresses listener questions about using biotin to improve hoof and coat health. ... Read More


Infographic: Healthy Coats

November 14, 2014

A glossy hair coat is a sure sign of horse health. Discover the steps to creating the ultimate coat in our visual guide.... Read More


Not All Winter Coats are Created Equal

October 21, 2014

Does your senior horse grow a good winter coat? ... Read More


Summer Haircuts for Equine Seniors

June 17, 2014

How do you manage your hairy seniors during the warm months?... Read More


Infographic: Equine Allergies

May 15, 2014

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


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


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


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

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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


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.


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

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.


Common Equine Skin Conditions

March 19, 2012

Equine skin conditions range from fungi to allergens to who-knows what.... Read More


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


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


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


Allergies in Horses

May 11, 2010

Allergies in horses can be performance-limiting, painful, and unsightly--and expensive to diagnose and treat.... Read More