Skin diseases of horses encompasses a medical specialty within itself.
Skin conditions are one of the most common presentation in horses and account for up to 20% of causes of presentation to veterinary clinics worldwide.
Commonly reported skin diseases include:
- Dermatophilus infection
- Sarcoids - skin neoplasia
- Sweet itch - summer-related fly-bite allergy
- Pastern dermatitis - skin infection common in feathered pasterns, e.g. drafthorse. Also known as grease heel, dew poisoning
- Idiopathic systemic granulomatous disease - or Sarcoidosis, (not to be confused with Sarcoid) is a generalized systemic disease with secondary exfoliative dermatits