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Ask the Equine Vet: Rain Rot

Every horse owner has experienced or knows someone whose horse has experienced Rain Rot. Those painful, oozing, crusty scabs that can seemingly appear overnight and seem to spread at the speed of light. What is Rain Rot? Dermatophilosis, more commonly referred to as “Rain Rot” is an infection of the epidermis of the skin by…

First Aid

Ask the Equine Vet: Basic Wound Care

How to Use Your Equine First Aid Kit Author:  Sallie S. Hyman,  VMD, DACVIM, CVA Basic Wound Care Use the saline flush to rinse off any debris and blood. Clean the wound with betadine scrub on gauze 4x4s. Rinse again with the saline flush Dry around the wound with a clean towel Place a dry…