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Scratches, Rain Rot, Dermatitis and Skin Allergies in the Horse

Scratches, rain rot, and skin allergies in the horse…oh my!  Skin problems in the horse are very, very common and at the top of complaints for many horse owners.  For most, they are easily resolved with a little attention, while for others, the skin problems fester and turn into real concerns.  Why are these problems so common in the horse and why are some so difficult to manage, no matter what you do? (more…)

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Equine Allergies – Understanding & Providing Solutions

Itching, scratching, coughing, red eyes, hair loss and oozing skin bumps….all related to allergic conditions in horses and a common occurrence. Current approaches to therapy in allergies are often complex and unrewarding, leading to the condition often becoming worse with every passing year, fluctuating from season to season.  All of these clinical signs are evidence of a deeper seated problem in the equine patient, and through a better understanding we can take a different approach which often yields better management. As with most issues though, in regards to chronic disease in the horse, we have to see the root, the cause, and not so much focus on the clinical signs that are present.   (more…)

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