Navigating Skin Problems in Horses

Discover how 2 experts identify and treat skin problems in horses. Sponsored by KineticVet.
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Managing skin problems in horses can be challenging, especially in warmer months. Two experts explain how to identify and manage skin problems in your horse and when you involve your veterinarian. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Experts:

Picture of Susan L. White, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM

Susan L. White, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM

Susan L. White, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, is the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor, Emeritus of Large Animal Medicine at University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. White has a long-standing interest in equine dermatology, lectures on the topic extensively nationally and internationally, and maintains an equine dermatology consulting service.

Picture of Rosanna Marsella, DVM, Dipl. ACVD

Rosanna Marsella, DVM, Dipl. ACVD

Dr. Marsella is a veterinary dermatologist and a full Professor at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Marsella has a special interest in equine dermatology. She has led the International Committee which has published the Clinical Consensus Guidelines on Equine Allergic Skin Diseases published in 2023. She has also authored a book on equine dermatology which is geared toward equine clinicians that have a special interest in dermatology. She has devoted the last few years working on mechanisms of pruritus in horses and has worked on the identification of alternative treatments to provide relief to itchy horses. She has also tested topical bacteriophages for the treatment of equine pyoderma in the attempt to identify antibiotic free alternative treatments for equine infections. She has published on the trends of antibiotic resistance at her referral institution, the University of Florida. Dr. Marsella is an avid equestrian, rider and owner.

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Haylie Kerstetter, Digital Editor, holds a degree in equine studies with a concentration in communications and a minor in social media marketing. She is a Pennsylvania native and, as a horse owner herself, has a passion for helping owners provide the best care for their horses. When she is not writing or in the barn, she is spending time with her dog, Clementine.

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