Hair Loss


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


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


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

Photo Courtesy of Chris Beaune


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


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

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.


The 'Skinny' on Skin Conditions

February 01, 2010

Diagnosing skin diseases is probably one of the greatest challenges to horse handlers and veterinarians alike. ... Read More


Tail Rubbing in Horses

November 01, 2009

Owners go to great lengths to keep their horses' tails pristine. So, when a horse rubs his tail into a frayed or hairless mess, there is motivation to get to the bottom of the problem as quickly as possible.... Read More


Hair Club for Horses?

January 01, 2008

My 9-year-old Quarter Horse gelding is losing his hair, and it's not just shedding—he has bare spots of skin.... Read More


Dermatology Review

July 29, 2007

Skin ailments were broken down into classifications of pruritic (itching), nodular, or crusting lesions. The variety of problems discussed included common equine skin diseases like sarcoids, insect hypersensitivity, hives, allergies, photosensitivit... Read More


Treatment For Leg Mange

September 19, 2006

Researchers at Tanat University in Kafr in El-Sheikh, Egypt, said in recent study that moxidectin oral gel is an "effective and good alternative for treating chorioptic mange (also know as leg mange) in horses." The study, which included 117... Read More


Skin Hypersensitivity (ACVIM 2006)

September 13, 2006

There are three categories for hypersensitivity (non-insect-bite related) skin diseases. These include food allergies, atopic dermatitis (a predisposition to allergic disease in response to environmental allergens), and contact allergies caused by... Read More


Pinworm Problems

October 01, 2005

I have a 10-year-old mare being treated for pinworms. She incessantly rubs her tail. She also uses the wall of her stall or anything else available to lean on while defecating. Are these signs related? Could they be behavioral?... Read More


Skin Problems in Horses: The Creeping Crud

May 01, 2004

Dealing with skin problems, unfortunately, is part of having a horse. Since skin is the largest organ of the body, it's no wonder there's much that can go wrong. Designed to safeguard internal organs from external forces and to help maintain consiste... Read More


Common Skin Problems

March 01, 2003

We used to call it the "creeping crud"--a colorful, youthful label applicable to any gross-out skin disease the horse happened to have (and not to be confused with the cold-and-flu-like symptoms in humans that earned the same appellation).... Read More


Scrape That Won't Heal

February 01, 2002

My 2-year-old Percheron gelding has a scrape just above his right hock (on the outside in the groove). He has had it since birth, but it was more irritated this summer. In winter, it gets dry, scabby, and hairless. What can I use to heal it,... Read More


Hair Loss in Horses

April 01, 2001

Tracking down the reason for skin disorders often becomes an exercise in sleuthing. One important element to consider is whether or not your horse is itching and rubbing out the hair, or if the hair is simply missing because of a disease or immune pr... Read More


AAEP Convention Preview: Sunrise Sessions and Table Topics

January 01, 2001

The Sunrise Sessions (and lunchtime Table Topics) offer AAEP convention attendees a roundtable type of discussion format where they can choose their particular interests from a long list of popular topics. They can ask questions of session... Read More