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Category: Skin problems

Sweet itch – an itchy business

Sweet itch is the most common cause of itching in horses leading to hair loss, especially from the mane and tail, with crusting and scab formation. …

Rain scald

Rain scald is similar to mud fever at is involves infection of the skin with the same bacteria, …

Proud flesh

Wounds should be treated as soon as possible because untreated wounds are more likely to become infected or develop excessive proud flesh, preventing …

Mud fever

Preventing your horse from infection with mud fever can be challenging, but twice-daily checks can ensure you are one step ahead. Prevention is …

Lice infestation

Also known as pediculosis and nits, lice infestation is a parasitic skin disease in horses. Biting and sucking lice can infest a variety of hosts, …

Common skin problems in the horse

Although the skin is the most visible of the horse’s body structures it is also the most easily overlooked! The skin provides a strong …