Dermatology encompasses all equine skin diseases including infections, allergies and tumours. Some of these conditions can be very frustrating to treat.
Any of our equine vets can advise you if you have any concerns about your horse’s skin, however, an examination will most likely be necessary in order to make an accurate diagnosis. In some cases further tests such as skin scrapes, swabs or biopsies may be required in order to enable correct treatment.
If Sarcoids are suspected then photographs will probably be sent for assessment by experts at Liverpool University, and their treatment recommendations adhered to.
Whilst most dermatology cases can be managed on the yard, on occasion it may be necessary to bring horses in to the practice to facilitate more complex diagnostics or treatments.