Flaky skin, hair loss, redness, lesions—these are all signs a horse has been scratching some part of his body. Whether acute or chronic, related to an infection or an allergy, pruritus (itchiness) can pose significant welfare problems for affected horses.
To determine why your horse is itchy, your veterinarian might perform the following steps:
If your horse seems itchy anywhere on his body, have your veterinarian perform a diagnostic work-up to pinpoint the cause and get the pruritus under control.