Courtesy Dr. Marianne Sloet

Marianne Sloet, DVM, PhD, is associate professor and head of the Equine Internal Medicine Clinic at the Veterinary Faculty of Utrecht University. She is the founding diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM) and current president of the college. Dermatology is her special interest, and she co-authored The Practitioners Guide to Equine Dermatology.

Articles by: Courtesy Dr. Marianne Sloet

Why the White Spots?

I’d like to ask a question about my horse’s skin problem–depigmentation. He is a 10-year-old chestnut Hanoverian gelding with dark eyes and eyelids. But now there is a pink spot on his left upper eyelid and I think it’s getting larger.

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Help With Skin Problems

Many equine skin problems have not been fully elucidated (analyzed and explained) yet, but experienced veterinarians often will recognize a problem and confirm a tentative diagnosis, if possible, with an appropriate test. Owners need to realize that many disorders of the equine skin have not been subjected to close clinical or scientific scrutiny, and although the clinical features are known

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