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Skin Conditions

January 2014 by Craig Simon BVSc (hons) GP Cert (EqP) MACVSc (Eq Surg) CMAVA


The skin is the horse’s largest organ and has many important tasks. Its efficient function is vital for health as it provides protection against the environment, plays an important role in the regulation of body temperature, and carries sensory nerves for the appreciation of temperature, pressure and pain.