Sunburn vs. Photosensitivity: What’s the Difference?

Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston helps distinguish painful sunburn from potentially fatal photosensitivity.
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Sunburn vs. Photosensitivity: What’s the Difference?
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Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston helps distinguish painful sunburn from potentially fatal photosensitivity.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask The Horse Live audio event, “Protecting Horses from Sunburn and Photosensitivity.” Listen to the full recording here.

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Rose Nolen-Walston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, is an assistant professor of large animal internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s (Penn Vet) New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, and then completed an internship and residency in large-animal internal medicine at Tufts University, in North Grafton, Massachusetts. She spent a subsequent year at Tufts doing research in adult stem-cell biology in mice. She joined the Penn Vet faculty in 2007, where she won the university’s 2013-2014 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

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