Last Updated on September 1, 2020
There are many skin conditions that can affect your horse. if you find your horse is suffering from any of these conditions consult your veterinarian as soon as possible.
One very common affliction four horses is rain rot. Rain rot is also known as rain scald. this equine skin condition is caused by a microorganism and it must be treated with an antimicrobial shampoo.
Pastern dermatitis, also known as mud fever, is a skin condition that affects horses who spend extended periods of time in muddy ground. This fungal condition effects horses under lower leg region and can lead to inflammation, scabs, leg swelling and extreme itching. Horses with pastern dermatitis will need to be treated with an antimicrobial shampoo applied as per the direction of your veterinarian as well as keeping the horse off from muddy ground until it is healed.
Swedish is most frequently found around the horse’s mane and tail area. this is caused by tiny gnats usually prominent during the spring and summer months. This is usually treated with the use of bug repellents, horse fly sprays, and equine fly sheets. Regular and Proper bathing and brushing can also help a horse with sweet itch.
Ringworm is an equine fungal infection which shows itself as round hairless patches on the horse’s skin that is often crusty and scabby. Ringworm is generally treated using antifungal shampoos or other topical antifungal treatments. If not treated ringworm can lead to equine hives that are well that develop under your horse’s skin. ringworm is often associated within it Environmental allergen.
Skin tumors equine skin tumors are more common than many understand. Sarcoids are the most common equine tumor and they are often found to afflict quarter horses. Skin tumors usually develop on a horse’s legs, face, chest, neck and groin. Sarcoids are not malignant yeah, but if left untreated can continue to grow and cause disfiguration of the horse. Skin tumors require Veterinary Care. Your vet may require surgery or other treatments to eliminate the tumor.
Equine melanoma horses skin and often is found near the Tail, under side of the belly, the ears, and the genitalia. Equine melanoma will look like black bumps and they vary in size and level raised above the skin. prone to developing melanoma are Gray colored horses of the Arabian and Thoroughbred breeds equine melanoma may be malignant and must be tested and treated by a veterinarian.
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Fred is the editor of Equine Ridge. He grew up raising horses and has been riding, training, and competing for almost four decades. Fred started out performing on the AQHA and PHBA circuits. Fred trained other competitors in English and Western riding disciplines and today offers free riding lessons to youth who would otherwise not be able to afford lessons. When not working with horses he can be found backpacking or trying to brew the perfect cup of coffee. Email Fred at firstname.lastname@example.org