Recent News for Skin Problems

Article

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.

Article

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

Article

Equine Malignant Melanoma Horse Course Archived

August 22, 2011

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

Heritable Equine Skin Disorders

May 11, 2011

Some skin conditions in horses are caused by fungus and bacteria, while others are caused by external factors ... Read More

Article

Summer Equine Dermatitis

May 08, 2011

Sweet itch is one of several seasonal allergies that a horse might encounter.... Read More

Article

Allergy Management through Antioxidants, Digestive Support

April 23, 2011

Nutritional support in the form of antioxidant and digestive aid can help strengthen the immune system. ... Read More

Article

Equine Pythiosis: Unsightly, Deadly, and Spreading

April 22, 2011

If your horse doesn't live in a tropical or subtropical region, you've most likely never had to worry about equine pythiosis, a relatively rare and sometimes fatal skin infection that causes tumorlike masses and ulcerated lesions in horses. But ... Read More

Article

Vaccinations Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 06, 2011

New developments in vaccines and current literature on equine immunizations were the focus of discussion at the vaccination Table Topic during the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md. The ... Read More

Article

The Science Of Saddle Fit

February 01, 2011

A saddle can either encourage comfortable movement and clear communication between rider and horse, or it can result in discomfort and behavioral problems. Evaluating a saddle's fit requires an understanding of saddle construction... Read More

Article

Folliculitis in Horses: What to Do?

January 31, 2011

I own a 28-year-old thin mare that is pastured with approximately 20 other horses. I have been treating for ... Read More

Article

Mistletoe: A Treatment for Sarcoids?

January 19, 2011

Mistletoe might be a timeless excuse for stealing a kiss at Christmas, but Swiss researchers have found a more practical and innovative use for the plant: treating equine sarcoids, the most common skin tumors in horses. The research team, led by ... Read More

Article

Genital Cancer in Horses Linked to Newly Discovered Virus

January 12, 2011

A newly discovered virus might be a cause of equine genital cancer, an aggressive type of skin cancer that affects male and female horses of all breeds, according to Tim Scase, BSc, BVM&S, PhD, MRCVS, Dipl. ACVP, director of Bridge ... Read More

Article

HERDA: Preventing The Heartbreak

December 08, 2010

Part 3: Robin Davison "did everything right" when she bought her registered Paint mare Quality Sensation (aka Penelope), including scheduling a prepurchase exam. Penelope's HERDA was undiagnosed then, but Davison says in hindsight there were signs ... Read More

Article

What's In Your Horse's DNA?

December 01, 2010

Geneticists have created tools and tests that enhance horse breeders' ability to select for healthy foals.... Read More

Article

HERDA: A Daily Struggle

November 18, 2010

Horses afflicted with the skin disease hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia (HERDA, also called hyperelastosis cutis or HC) can develop external lesions from a variety of environmental factors. This includes everything from sunlight to co... Read More

Article

When HERDA Strikes

November 01, 2010

A diagnosis of hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia (HERDA), or hyperelastosis cutis (HC), is frequently a grim one for horse owners. The hereditary skin disease that affects some stock horse breeds can result in isolation and skin lesions for... Read More

Article

Ocular Disease in Horses with HERDA: Study

August 10, 2010

In an eye-opening event, Mississippi State University researchers discovered that Quarter Horses diagnosed with the disease called hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia (HERDA) not only have skin defects but also important eye abnormalitie... Read More

Article

A Sticky Situation: Getting Tar Off Your Horse

August 01, 2010

I painted some boards with tar rather than black paint. Of course my bay and white Pinto mare got some in her ... Read More