Dermatology Examinations

Dermatology Exam is performed when there is a concern about the horse’s skin such as hair loss, scabs, bumps, lumps, masses, pigmentation changes, etc. In some cases, biopsies may be needed to reach a conclusive diagnosis. Common skin issues in horses include insect hypersensitivity causing hives, photosensitivity, dermatitis/dermatophytosis (scratches), insect bites, and tumors such as sarcoids, melanomas, and squamous cell carcinomas.