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Rain Rot

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STEVE: Rain rot is another type of dermatitis and it’s mainly a bacterium that gets into the base of the hair follicles, creates an exudation and essentially creates an area where that hair follicle falls out. As we found, you … Continue reading

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Dermatitis

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STEVE: Dermatitis is a term that is utilized to describe inflammation of the skin or the integumentary system. In the horse, we recognize that they are coated or have hair on them, on top of their skin, and so typically … Continue reading

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Cushing’s Disease

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STEVE: Cushing’s disease usually occurs in older equines. As a rule, it’s a secondary problem of the hypothalamus, and most likely is due to a tumor. What ends up happening in cushingnoid horses, is they release a ton more, or … Continue reading

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Dullness

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ALEX: Dullness in a horse, probably has to do with a few things. One; they’re mental attitude. How they’re acting in the stall, they’re hanging their head. They don’t have the same energy level you’ve seen in prior days. We … Continue reading

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Bad Hair Coat

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STEVE: Typically, this time of year, in the spring, a dull coat is longer and has a dull sheen to it. It doesn’t have a shine. A horse can have long hair on it and have a very healthy coat … Continue reading

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How To Follow-Up

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ALEX: The best way to follow up on if your horse is healthy is really to check everything that encompasses what’s going on with your horse. As far as their environment, how they are living in their environment, their temperature, … Continue reading

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