Why The Allergy Increase?

Lara Tomich, DVM, Dipl. ACVD, says more testing, environmental factors, and increased pollen counts could be to blame.
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Lara Tomich, DVM, Dipl. ACVD, discusses why equine allergies seem to be on the rise. Better testing and more care options, in addition to environmental changes and pollen counts, could explain the increase in reported cases.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask The Horse Live Q&A, “Managing Your Horse’s Allergies.” Listen to the full recording here.

About the Expert:

Lara Tomich

Lara Tomich, DVM, Dipl. ACVD, grew up surrounded by horses, dogs, cats, chickens, pigeons, lizards, and fish in Warwick, New York, completed her veterinary degree at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Following graduation she completed a small animal rotating internship at Tufts VETS and a dermatology specialty internship and a dermatology residency at the University of Illinois.

Tomich’s interests include creative management of allergic dermatitis, laser surgery, and equine dermatology. She enjoys playing soccer, riding horses, listening to live music, skiing, and cooking in her spare time. Neither she nor her dog, Theodore, enjoy running but occasionally give it another try.

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