Photosensitization in the Horse

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Photosensitization is a serious skin condition characterized by "sunburned," crusty skin that dies and sloughs away. It is usually caused by a reaction to something the horse has eaten, but the skin problem does not appear until the animal is exposed to sunlight. Christine Rees, DVM, Dipl. ACVD (dermatology), assistant professor of dermatology in the college of veterinary medicine at

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