Recent News for Skin Problems

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.


Equine Oncology Program Unveils New Cancer Research Project

November 08, 2012

Researchers will compare and analyze the entire genome of melanoma-bearing and melanoma-free ponies.... Read More


Tumors and Treatments

August 31, 2012

These lumps and bumps can mean trouble, but researchers are making headway in defining tumor treatment strateg... Read More


Gouges and Gashes: Horse Wounds

July 01, 2012

A number of factors can enhance or derail wound healing.... Read More


Exertional Muscle Disorders Topic of 2012 Milne Lecture

June 05, 2012

Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, is the first female to deliver the Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture.... Read More


Post-Body Clipping Hives

June 01, 2012

Can clipping horses' body hair off for the winter cause hives? And are there any remedies?... Read More


Equine Sarcoids Chromosomal Regions Identified

May 22, 2012

A team of researchers has successfully located chromosomal regions associated with equine sarcoids.... 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


Evidence-Based Equine Sarcoid Treatments Reviewed

April 19, 2012

Despite the numerous sarcoid treatment choices available, no modality is 100% effective in producing a cure.... Read More


Allergic Dermatitis in Horses: A Review

April 13, 2012

Allergic dermatitis--inflammation of the skin caused by an irritating stimulus--is both common and treatable.... Read More


Complicated Equine Skin Diseases

March 23, 2012

Complicated and emerging equine skin disorders do exist, but they are rare, according to one researcher. ... 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


Study: Zebra Stripes Deter Horseflies

February 22, 2012

According to a recent study, a coat pattern with numerous narrow stripes deteres horseflies from landing. ... Read More


AQHA Offers Genetic Disease Panel Test

February 06, 2012

The test will screen for five potentially fatal genetic diseases often found in Quarter Horses.... Read More


Genetic Testing Options Expanded for APHA Horses in 2012

January 01, 2012

Testing options include a comprehensive coat color package and a comprehensive disease diagnostic package.... Read More


AHF Releases 2011 Equine Research Project Summaries

October 06, 2011

The Arabian Horse Foundation released summaries of the research projects the organization funded in 2011. ... 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.


Electrochemotherapy Successful in Treating Equine Sarcoids

September 02, 2011

Electrochemotherapy yielded a high nonrecurrence rate of 99.5% for individual sarcoids in the current study.... Read More


Equine Malignant Melanoma Horse Course Archived

August 22, 2011

The latest Horse Course on equine malignant melanoma is now available for viewing on ... Read More


The Aging Horse

August 01, 2011

We'll explore how the horse's body systems age and what to look out for in your equine senior citizen.... Read More


Bee Swarm Responsible for California Horse Death

July 30, 2011

Swarming bees are being blamed for the death of a horse in Riverside Calif.... Read More


UC Davis to Partner with APHA for Genetic Testing

July 25, 2011

The APHA has introduced the University of California, Davis, as its official genetic testing provider. ... Read More


A Hivey Horse

July 18, 2011

My 5-year-old Quarter Horse mare has suddenly started developing hives/welts over the last few months.... Read More


Solid Tumors in Horses: Characteristics and Treatments

July 02, 2011

Skin and subcutaneous (under the skin) tumors in horses comprise 50-80% of all equine neoplasia (tumors).... Read More


Post-Rain Tips for Horse Owners

June 23, 2011

Now is the time for horse owners to assess the lingering effects of spring's wet weather.... 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