Bacterial and Fungal Skin Infections in Horses: Know the Difference

A horse with a crusty, infected skin lesion often needs diagnostic testing from a veterinarian to determine if bacteria or fungi are to blame. Sponsored by KineticVet.

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Bacterial and Fungal Infections: Know the Difference

When a horse has some type of crusty, infected skin lesion, determining whether bacteria or fungi are to blame is crucial but often diffi cult without diagnostic testing from a veterinarian. To complicate matters, clinical signs caused by these pathogens can be similar, so veterinarians must carefully analyze the situation. Accurate diagnosis is key for targeted, appropriate treatment and a quick recovery.

Skin Infections: Effective Sampling for Diagnosis
Bacterial Infections in Horses
Fungal infections in horses
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