Protecting Horses From Sunburn and Photosensitivity

Do you have a horse with pink skin? Learn how to keep him from burning this summer.

Do you have a horse with pink skin? Learn how to keep him from burning this summer and get your questions answered by our experts! 

For more information on protecting your horse from the sun, check out these 10 sun resources available for free on TheHorse.com. 

About the Experts

Rose Nolen-Walston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

Rose Nolen-Walston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, is an assistant professor of large animal internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s (Penn Vet) New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, and then completed an internship and residency in large-animal internal medicine at Tufts University, in North Grafton, Massachusetts. She spent a subsequent year at Tufts doing research in adult stem-cell biology in mice. She joined the Penn Vet faculty in 2007, where she won the university’s 2013-2014 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Nicole Scherrer, DVM

Nicole Scherrer, DVM, is a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at the New Bolton Center. She graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in her home state of Indiana in 2011. She then completed year-long internships at both Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, Kentucky, and New Bolton Center, where she also completed her residency in ophthalmology.