Other Skin Problems


What Problems Can Mud Cause for Horses?

April 01, 2016

Dr. Ashely Embly addresses the health issues caused by horses living in wet, muddy conditions.... Read More


Itchy Horses: Dealing With Seasonal Skin Issues

March 31, 2016

Equine skin issues can be difficult to manage. Find solutions for dealing with sweet itch, rain rot, and more!... 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


Can Horses Suffer from Frostbite?

January 28, 2016

Dr. Nancy Loving addresses the threat of frostbite in horses during extreme winter weather.... 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


Mud Management and Equine Health

January 21, 2016

Icky, messy, smelly mud. Listen to this Q&A about mud management and treating mud-related horse health issues.... 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


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


When the Body Attacks

February 20, 2015

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