Recent News for Skin Problems


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


Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

August 28, 2015

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... 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


Atopic Dermatitis in Horses

July 21, 2015

Learn how to treat this skin condition in show horses without inadvertently breaking drug rules.... Read More


Laser Surgery for Equine Sarcoid Removal Evaluated

July 07, 2015

Laser resection resulted in reduced postoperative complications and a positive prognosis, researchers determined.... Read More


Why Do Horses Roll After Baths?

July 03, 2015

An equine behavior expert considers the reasons why horses might roll after baths.... Read More


What is a Neck Threadworm, and Can it Hurt My Horse?

June 26, 2015

An equine parasitologist answers a horse owner question about these mysterious worms.... 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


The Equine DNA Roadmap

May 05, 2015

Find out what the equine genome can tell us about our horses and preventing genetic disease.... Read More


Equine Food Allergy Testing Evaluated

March 01, 2015

Researchers recently determined that some standard laboratory and commercial allergy tests for horses are not reliable.... Read More


When the Body Attacks

February 20, 2015

Lumps, bumps, coughs, wheals, and wheezes: a basic overview of equine allergies. ... Read More


Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... 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 Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2014

February 05, 2015

Study topics include ophthalmology, respiratory issues, cardiovascular problems, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More


Microneedles Help Lidocaine Permeate Through Horse Skin

January 08, 2015

Pretreating an area with microneedles resulted in a 170% increase in the amount of lidocaine that permeated the skin.... Read More


Researchers Examine HERDA Horses' Eyes

January 02, 2015

Researchers have identified some important differences between the eyes of horses with and without HERDA.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.


Getting a Handle on Scratches

December 17, 2014

Address the condition's primary, predisposing, and perpetuating causative factors for a successful outcome. ... Read More


Teeth in Strange Places

December 16, 2014

Can a tooth grow out of the front of the horse's head, close to the eye? ... Read More


Horse Welfare: Keeping Horses Healthy Through the Winter

December 16, 2014

Here's a look at three health conditions to watch for during the winter that could negatively impact equine welfare.... Read More


Researchers Evaluate Riding School Horse Health

November 17, 2014

Lack of pasture time and advancing age were the prime culprits behind lesson horse health problems.... 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


Kansas State to Host Equine Clinic on Nov. 8

November 03, 2014

Presentation topics will include senior horse dental problems, feeding horses, behavior, farriery, and more.... Read More


Don't Ignore Exotic Diseases

October 16, 2014

One veterinarian shares her thoughts on what West Nile virus can teach us about exotic equine diseases.... Read More


Equine Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Reviewed

October 14, 2014

In horses, leishmaniasis presents as nodules on the head, pinnae, scrotum, legs, and neck.... Read More


What is Equine Pythiosis?

October 13, 2014

Learn about pythiosis, a disease characterized by ulcerative, granulomatous lesions on and beneath horses' skin.... Read More