Equine Skin Issues: Scratching the Surface

What’s causing the hives, hair loss, and scabs on your horse’s body?

One particularly wet spring in Western Pennsylvania, I was grooming my beloved childhood gelding when I felt a series of small bumps along the top of his rump. Being too short to see above 15.2 hands, I fetched a mounting block for a closer look. Sure enough, matted tufts of hair were sticking up like a formation of small, scabby soldiers amidst the p

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