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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rain Rot or Rain Scald

Rain rot on a horse

                     Rain Rot in Horses 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 […]

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 […]

Sweet Itch & Mane and Tail Itching

                        Sweet Itch and Mane and Tail 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 […]

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. […]

Fistulous Withers

                              DESCRIPTION A fistula is an abnormal passage that leads from an infection within the horse’s body to the outside of the body, in the case of fistulous withers, the outside of the horse’s withers. Fistulous Withers is a chronic inflammatory disease of the bursa, […]