Hives & Skin Allergies

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Anatomy and Physiology: Complete Series

Learn how your horse’s anatomy works with our complete anatomy and physiology guide, including basic terminology, skin, forelimbs, hindlimbs, feet/hooves, head and neck, tendons/ligaments, muscles, digestive, cardiovascular and reproductive systems.

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Dermatology Review

Skin ailments were broken down into classifications of pruritic (itching), nodular, or crusting lesions. The variety of problems discussed included common equine skin diseases like sarcoids, insect hypersensitivity, hives, allergies, photosensitivit

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Summertime Skin Problems

Summertime has a tendency to bring sunshine, heat, humidity, and insects to a horse barn. These three things can be hard on a horse’s skin, and can lead to the development of several common issues.

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Testing for Insect Hypersensitivity

Allergy testing is done in many species, including horses and humans. Unfortunately, testing to determine a horse is hypersensitive to insect bites is difficult. This disease (insect hypersensitivity) occurs seasonally, in horses of all ages and bree

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Skin Hypersensitivity (ACVIM 2006)

There are three categories for hypersensitivity (non-insect-bite related) skin diseases. These include food allergies, atopic dermatitis (a predisposition to allergic disease in response to environmental allergens), and contact allergies caused by

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Unexplained Swelling

I found my gelding lying down with swollen legs and a cut inside his nostril. Could this be a snakebite?

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North Carolina Owners: Vaccinate Horses Against Rabies

10 Tips on Getting Horses Ready for Spring

Spring is in the air! Oh, to be sure, we aren’t finished with cold weather in many parts of the country, but it won’t be long before we will be ready to head out trail riding or be off on the spring horse show circuit. Here are some tips to help prepare your horse for the spring riding season.

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Common Skin Issues for Horses

 The horse’s largest and most visible organ is his skin. Its job is to protect the internal organs from the outside environment; to help maintain constant temperature, water, and mineral balance; and to

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