Managing Equine Skin Problems in Wet Weather

Dr. Susan White describes common equine skin problems that might occur in wet or humid weather and how you can manage them.
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Scratches, rain rot, and insect bites are especially prevalent when the weather is wet and warm. But what can you do to prevent and manage these skin problems in your horse? Susan White, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, of the University of Georgia, in Athens, describes how you can identify and treat common skin problems in humid weather.

This podcast is an excerpt of our Ask TheHorse Live Q&A, “Navigating Skin Problems in Horses.” Listen to the full recording here.

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Susan White DVM

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.

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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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