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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

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Insect Bite Hypersensitivity in Horses

September 22, 2017

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

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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Common Equine Skin Conditions

September 11, 2017

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

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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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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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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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How Can I Help a Sunburned Horse Feel Better?

May 23, 2017

Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston shares how NSAIDs can help with painful sunburns and why talking to your vet first is important.... Read More

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Pintos, Paints, and Eye Pigmentation

May 22, 2017

Dr. Nicole Scherrer explains how natural pigmentation can help protect a horse's eyes from sunburn.... Read More

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How to Prevent Sunburn on a Horse's Nose and Lips

May 19, 2017

Dr. Nicole Scherrer offers recommendations to protect a horse's sensitive muzzle from UV light.... Read More

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Sunburn vs. Photosensitivity: What's the Difference?

May 18, 2017

Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston helps distinguish painful sunburn from potentially fatal photosensitivity.... Read More

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Protecting Horses From Sunburn and Photosensitivity

May 11, 2017

Do you have a horse with pink skin? Learn how to keep him from burning this summer. ... 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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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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10 Tips for Managing Equine Insect Hypersensitivity

April 11, 2017

Insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH) leads to an itchy and often miserable horse. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More