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Signs of Skin Problems in Horses

Signs of Skin Problems in Horses

  • Hair loss

  • Broken hairs, which can be a sign of rubbing or scratching

  • Welts, scabs, scratches, bumps, or blisters

  • Itching

  • Sores that “weep” clear or yellowish serum (a sign of blisters) or pus (a sign of infection)

  • Discoloration of the skin

  • Dried, crusty material (such as dried blood or serum)