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Skin Deep

December 2017 by Dr Chris Heislers, BVSc (Hons), The Veterinary Surgery

As with all species, skin disease in horses is common. Whereas sometimes symptomatic treatment of the clinical signs results in a successful outcome, many cases are more complex. Good treatment outcomes rely on an accurate diagnosis, along with multifactorial treatment and/or management approach. 

In this article, Veterinarian Dr Chris Heislers outlines the most common skin diseases affecting horses in Australia.