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Bed Sores Make Life a Nightmare for Equine Owners

Many horses suffer from sores on fetlocks, knees, and hocks due to weakened muscles that allow for lying down on rough ground. Also known as pressure ulcers and pressure sores, bed sores can happen when there is friction or unrelieved pressure on these parts of the body. It isn’t the surface on which the horse lies down, as pressure sores can occur in a thickly bedded stall.
Veterinarians Get a Leg Up in the War Against Equine Dermatitis

EPD is not a specific diagnosis. It is a syndrome. A term—scratches, dew poisoning, greasy heel, mud fever, foot rot, cracked heels—to describe cutaneous lesions caused by a variety of diseases that affect the lower legs of horses,” said award-winning veterinary dermatologist, research author and full Professor, Rosanna Marsella, DVM, of the University of Florida (Gainesville) College of Veterinary Medicine. Marsella, who studies allergies and the identification of new therapies, is a 2006 re-cipient of the University of Florida Superior Accomplishment Award and researcher in immunology related to allergic skin diseas-es and atopic dermatitis (AD).
Four Stages Of Healing & Best Use Of Silver Whinnys®

There are 4 stages of healing as described by Dr Erica Lacher of Springhill Equine Clinic in Newberry, Florida. Though this is most relevant to wound healing, some characteristics of various stages of healing can be present with Equine Pastern Dermatitis. We have included photos that demonstrate the various stages of healing.
UV Sensitivities Handled For Your Horse

Photosensitivity, the skin’s reaction to UV rays in sunlight can not only be a cause but also contribute to worsening cases of vasculitis, making it a major contributing factor to Equine Pastern Dermatitis, EPD. Horses with white legs and pink skin suffer more commonly from UV sensitities and whether the direct cause of dermatitis or worsening already existing dermatitis, the Photosensitivity battle might be the easiest contributing factor of EPD to win.