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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


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


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.


'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


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


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


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


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


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

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.


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


Burning Up: Photosensitization and Sunburn in Horses

June 07, 2016

Some horses are vulnerable to sun damage. Here's what to watch for and how to protect against it. ... Read More


Infographic: Rain Rot

May 25, 2016

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


Desert Horse-Keeping

May 12, 2016

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. ... Read More


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


10 Equine Skin Problem Resources on TheHorse.com

March 31, 2016

Learn about a variety of skin issues and prepare to battle tricky-to-treat conditions with these free resources.... Read More


Autologous Vaccination a Safe, Affordable Sarcoid Treatment

March 05, 2016

The procedure involves removing a sarcoid from the horse and implanting pieces of it back into the horse's neck.... Read More


Canine Melanoma Vaccine Testing in Horses Underway

January 25, 2016

While researchers have yet to see full resolution in study horses, all tumors reduced in size or stopped growing. ... Read More


The Horse's Top Infographics of 2015

December 31, 2015

Topics included stress, scratches, hoof abscesses, deworming, vaccinations, metabolic syndrome, healthy coats, and more.... Read More

To diagnose navicular syndrome, veterinarians rely on the horse's history and a complete physical and lameness exam. Here, a horse is longed in a small circle to check his gait for abnormalities.


The Horse's Top Slideshows of 2015

December 28, 2015

Topics included navicular syndrome, equitation science, feeder and waterer options, rescue horses, and more.... Read More


The Horse's Top Articles of 2015

December 24, 2015

Readers learned about a variety of topics from sweat marks under saddles and laminitis to beet pulp and hoof cracks.... Read More


First Case of HERDA-like Disease in Warmbloods Identified

December 14, 2015

Researchers recently diagnosed the first homozygous case of Warmblood fragile foal syndrome (WFFS), a genetic disorder.... Read More


Grooming Your Horse: Deep Down Clean

November 08, 2015

Daily grooming gives you a chance to detect and monitor any injuries or other health problems.... Read More


How Prevalent are Lice in African Horses?

October 10, 2015

Recent research revealed a high incidence of equine lice infestations, especially in saddle horses.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.


Dewormer's Effect on Scratches

August 28, 2015

Find out what kinds of skin parasites can cause scratches and how these pests respond to ivermectin treatment. ... Read More


Can Lavender, Tea Tree Oils Treat Chewing Lice in Donkeys?

July 30, 2015

Tea tree and lavender essential oils appear to be valuable aids in managing lice infestations, researchers found.... Read More