Recent News for Skin Problems

Working horses undergo treatment for the fungal disease epizootic lymphangitis (EZL) at the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad veterinary clinic in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. Both animals' limbs are affected, but the horse on the left also suffers from facial lesions.

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Epizootic Lymphangitis: A Working Equid Disease

February 12, 2014

Epizootic lymphangitis (EZL) causes skin and eye lesions and loss of use in working horses and donkeys.... Read More

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Health Concerns Related to Equine Obesity

February 11, 2014

Obesity is a serious health condition, but many owners still look at a fat pony and think how cute it is.... Read More

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Prepurchase Examinations: Don't Forget the Eyes

February 06, 2014

But before you sign the papers for your new horse, have your veterinarian look the horse in the eye.... Read More

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Belgian JEB Carrier Rate Steady; Mare Testing To Be Required

February 05, 2014

Such testing requirements aim to prevent the birth of JEB foals and reduce the number of carriers.... Read More

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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

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Equine Multisystemic Eosinophilic Epitheliotrophic Disease

January 13, 2014

This rare, chronic wasting disease is characterized by development of granulomas in numerous organs. ... Read More

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Understanding Scratches

January 13, 2014

Horses in excessively wet or muddy environments are at greater risk of getting scratches.... Read More

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Melanoma Implications in Prepurchase Exams

January 12, 2014

When in their early stages, melanomas are small and can seem insignificant, but many are extremely invasive.... Read More

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The Top Horse Health Multimedia Content of 2013

January 03, 2014

Which were the most accessed videos, slideshows, reports, and podcasts in 2013? Here's a list of the top 10. ... Read More

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Researchers Developing Equine Sweet Itch Test

December 20, 2013

Learn about a possible new test for diagnosing insect bite hypersensitivity (summer eczema, sweet itch).... Read More

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Dealing with Burns on Horses

November 28, 2013

A burn requires careful treatment to prevent complications, regardless of severity.... Read More

Paco waits patiently while Drs. John Robertson and J. Michael Cissell use a cutting-edge procedure to treat a sarcoid at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Vets Testing Cutting-Edge Sarcoid Treatment for Horses

November 12, 2013

The treatment, called H-FIRE, delivers a short burst of electricity into specific places in the tumor.... Read More

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Grooming For Health

November 11, 2013

Your daily grooming regime requires commitment. Its rewards are your horse's continued well-being and comfort.... Read More

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UC Davis Acquires New Linear Accelerator

November 09, 2013

The system is designed to allow radiation oncologists to deliver powerful treatments with pinpoint accuracy.... Read More

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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

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Watch for Summer Sores in Horses

October 30, 2013

Persistent summer sores are extremely bothersome, slow to heal, and can prevent horses from training. ... Read More

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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

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Abnormal Facial Sweating

October 07, 2013

What would cause a horse to sweat on only one side of its face? ... Read More

Approximately 80% of gray horses will develop melanomas by the time they’re 15 years old. These skin growths are malignant tumors usually located near the anus, vulva, sheath, penis, ears, salivary glands, and underside of the tail.

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Melanoma Risk in Gray Quarter Horses Studied

September 20, 2013

Gray Quarter Horses could be less susceptible to melanomas compared to grays of other breeds.... Read More

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Help Your Favorite Animal Nonprofit Win Skin Care Products

August 29, 2013

Vote for your favorite animal nonprofit organization to win a year's supply of wound and skin care products. ... Read More

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Protect Your Horse from Midges with a Sweet Itch Blanket

August 29, 2013

These special blankets keep bugs off your horse and prevent a frustrating skin condition. A TheHorse.com Q&A.... Read More

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Equine Pastern Dermatitis: A Pathologist's Perspective

August 01, 2013

A correct and early diagnosis can greatly expedite pastern dermatitis' resolution.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Stallion Unbridled's Song Euthanized

July 26, 2013

He was euthanized due to an inoperable mass in multiple sinus cavities and around his optic nerves. ... Read More

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Researchers Developing Immunotherapeutic IBH Treatment

May 03, 2013

Veterinarians might soon have a new "tool" to help treat equine insect bite hypersensitivity: clones.... Read More

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Researchers Review Equine Sarcoidosis Cases

March 21, 2013

Seek a sarcoidosis diagnosis before starting treatments that might be useless or painful for your horse.... Read More