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Infographic: Healthy Coats

November 14, 2014

A glossy hair coat is a sure sign of horse health. Discover the steps to creating the ultimate coat in our visual guide.... Read More

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Not All Winter Coats are Created Equal

October 21, 2014

Does your senior horse grow a good winter coat? ... Read More

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Summer Haircuts for Equine Seniors

June 17, 2014

How do you manage your hairy seniors during the warm months?... Read More

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Infographic: Equine Allergies

May 15, 2014

Learn more about allergic reactions in horses with this step-by-step visual guide. ... 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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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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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

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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

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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.

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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

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.

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Common Equine Skin Conditions

March 19, 2012

Equine skin conditions range from fungi to allergens to who-knows what.... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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Allergies in Horses

May 11, 2010

Allergies in horses can be performance-limiting, painful, and unsightly--and expensive to diagnose and treat.... Read More

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The 'Skinny' on Skin Conditions

February 01, 2010

Diagnosing skin diseases is probably one of the greatest challenges to horse handlers and veterinarians alike. Thankfully, veterinary researchers are continually learning more about equine skin diseases and treatment.... Read More

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Tail Rubbing in Horses

November 01, 2009

Owners go to great lengths to keep their horses' tails pristine. So, when a horse rubs his tail into a frayed or hairless mess, there is motivation to get to the bottom of the problem as quickly as possible.... Read More

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Anatomy and Physiology

April 04, 2008

Basic terminology of equine anatomy and physiology and comparison of horses and humans.... Read More

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Hair Club for Horses?

January 01, 2008

My 9-year-old Quarter Horse gelding is losing his hair, and it's not just shedding—he has bare spots of skin.... Read More

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Dermatology Review

July 29, 2007

Skin ailments were broken down into classifications of pruritic (itching), nodular, or crusting lesions. The variety of problems discussed included common equine skin diseases like sarcoids, insect hypersensitivity, hives, allergies, photosensitivit... Read More

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Treatment For Leg Mange

September 19, 2006

Researchers at Tanat University in Kafr in El-Sheikh, Egypt, said in recent study that moxidectin oral gel is an "effective and good alternative for treating chorioptic mange (also know as leg mange) in horses." The study, which included 117... Read More

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Skin Hypersensitivity (ACVIM 2006)

September 13, 2006

There are three categories for hypersensitivity (non-insect-bite related) skin diseases. These include food allergies, atopic dermatitis (a predisposition to allergic disease in response to environmental allergens), and contact allergies caused by... Read More

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Pinworm Problems

October 01, 2005

I have a 10-year-old mare being treated for pinworms. She incessantly rubs her tail. She also uses the wall of her stall or anything else available to lean on while defecating. Are these signs related? Could they be behavioral?... Read More

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Skin Problems in Horses: The Creeping Crud

May 01, 2004

Dealing with skin problems, unfortunately, is part of having a horse. Since skin is the largest organ of the body, it's no wonder there's much that can go wrong. Designed to safeguard internal organs from external forces and to help maintain consiste... Read More