Sweet Itch / Tail & Mane Itching

                        DESCRIPTION: Also known as Queensland Itch, Sweet Itch, Muck itch, Seasonal Recurrent Dermatitis, Summer Itch or Culicoides Hypersensitivity. Who can rest easy when you see your horse being used as a mobile food cart and driven to the brink of insanity by the […]

Wound Care Stories

Regardless of the cause, all wounds must be cleaned and kept free of dirt and debris. Daily washing with antibacterial soap, and the application of Equiderma Calendula Wound Ointment, will guarantee a successful outcome for your horse. Our Wound Ointment has shown remarkable results in the treatment of horse wounds and the prevention of “proud […]

Mallenders/Sallenders or Hyperkeratosis

Mallenders and Sallenders can be a heartbreaking and tenacious skin issue. It presents as an accumulation of thickened, crusted scale and scabs on the front and hind legs of horses. Mallenders occurs behind the knees on the front leg while Sallenders occurs in front of the hock on the hind legs. The problem occurs most commonly […]

Photosensitization / Sunburn

This is a condition in which lightly pigmented skin is susceptible to sunlight damage due to a lack of pigmentation. Horses with pink skin on muzzles, topline and faces are primary candidates for this affliction. Affected horses will show discomfort and pain, and will seek to scratch or rub the affected area. A reddening of […]

Rain Rot or Rain Scald

                     DESCRIPTION: The organism dermatophilus congolensis causes rain rot. Dermatophilus congolensis is not a fungus. It is an actinomycetes, which behaves like both bacteria and fungi. A horse who has this organism on his skin may or may not develop a case of rain rot. The […]

Neck Threadworm

DESCRIPTION: On any ivermectin or moxidectin wormer you’ll see a list of parasites. At the end you will see the words Onchocerca Microfilariae, commonly known as neck threadworm. Like something out of a sci-fi movie, they live in your horse’s nuchal ligament. The nuchal ligament runs the entire length of the neck, from poll to […]

Pastern Dermatitis / Scratches / Mud Fever / Greasy Heel / Cracked Heel

            This condition presents when the skin in the hollow of the pastern becomes reddened, tender, scabby and scaly. If the area is not immediately and aggressively treated, the cracks and scabs will grow, the edges will become thickened and calloused and the horse may become lame. It is generally […]

Mane & Tail Eczema

DESCRIPTION: This is a condition that all horse people have encountered. It is a dermatitis that is attributed to dirt and smegma build up on the dock of the tail, and the anus and genital area. It frequently is called to our attention when the horse backs up to whatever is available and begins rubbing. […]