Canine ringworm causes hairless, crusty patches on dogs that can quickly spread. Early detection can be tough as affected areas may not itch.
No matter the cause, proper wound care in horses involves keeping wounds clean and free of dirt and debris.
Sweet itch in horses is a severe allergy to biting insects' saliva, causing itchiness, hives, scabbing, and hair loss.
Equine Scratches, or Pastern Dermatitis, causes scabby, red, and tender skin in the pastern hollow due to bacteria or the same organism as rain rot.
Equine ringworm causes hairless, crusty patches that may not itch, making it difficult to detect early. Watch for changes in your horse's skin.
Rain rot is a bacterial skin disease in horses, thriving in warm, moist conditions. Watch for matted coats, tight scabs, and inflamed spots.
Midges/fly exposure causes neck threadworms, itching around the mane, tail, chest and belly, and misdiagnosis as Sweet Itch, leading to blindness.
Itchy equine manes and tails are common issues for horse owners, caused by allergies, parasites, or skin conditions like sweet itch or rain rot.
Sallenders and Mallenders cause thickened, scabby skin in the leg creases of feathered breeds like Gypsy Vanners, Clydesdales, and Friesians.
Horses can experience hair loss and dandruff from environmental factors, low-fat diets, or serious conditions like ringworm and skin fungus.
Cannon Crud arises from excess keratin in horses on the face, ears, above hocks and cannon bone, leading to dry skin and waxy buildup.