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Potential infectious skin diseases of horses?

- ectparasites
- dermatophilosis
- folliculitis
- fungal (dermatopyhtosis)
- viral (aural plaques)

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Non-infectious equine skin diseases?

- allergies
- immune mediated
- endocrinopathy
- misc
- neoplasia

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Which ectoparasites affect horses? Esp common?

- chorioptes mite esp common (limbs and tail)
- psoroptes mite bit common (head and ears)
- neotrombicula autumnalis, Dermanyssus gallinae (seasonal)
- rarely: scabies, demodecosis
- ticks, lice, fleas, flies

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Where is chorioptes often seen?

- feathered hgorses
- pastern dermatitis
- peaks in winter

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Clinical signs chorioptes?

- pruritis, erythema, crusts, papules

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Tx chorioptic mange?

- fipronbil spray (repeat monthly, lots needed)
- avermectins (efficacy controversial)
- permethrins/pyrethroids (flumethrin acaricidaL)
> clip feathers

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Clinical signs of lice infestation?

- pruritis variable
- identify parasites!! people overlook

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Tx lice infestation

- fipronil spray
- syth pyrethroids
- systemic ivermectin (H. Asini sucking lice)

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are lice contagious?

Yes but species specific so only horses need treating

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How may flies cause problems in horses?

- bites and stings
- infected woudns
- hypersensitivity (esp culicoides sweet itch)
- laral myasis
- disease transmission (habronemiasis and onchocerchiasis)

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What worms cause itchy bottoms?

- pinworms
- oxyuris equi
> adults migrate from LI out of anus to lay eggs
- self trauma

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Most common skin allergy in horses?

Sweet itch
- insect bite hypersensitivity

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Where is sweet itch seen? WHen?

USually dorsal but ventral fly also exists
- always seasonal! Not winter

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Clinical signs of sweet itch??

- papules, crusts, skin thickening, alopecia
- seasonal pruritis

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What aged hroses sweet itch affect?

- > 6 months

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Ddx sweet itch?

- oxyuris equi
- insects
- other allergies

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Is intradermal testing for sweet itch indicated?

- shows exposure not hypersensitivity

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Does ASIT work for sweet itch?

No!!

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Tx sweet itch?

- anti-inflammatories/antipruritic (antihistamines, GCs)
- management
> flies live in areas of wet fields and low winds and cannot fly far
> move horses!
> rungs/hoods/fly spray
> stable between 4pm and 8am
> long term insecticides and repellants (synth pyrethroids [cypermethrin, flumethrin, deltamethrin, CARE FLISH!]

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Most common bacterial disease on the horse? How are these diagnosed? `

- Dermatophylsis congolensis (actinomyces) mud fever, affects cattle too if rain heavy > cytology on whole crust mixed with saline: "railroad tracks" may branch (not bacterial culture!)
- Staph aureus/pseudintermedius (NB. superficial pyoderma can be painful) > cytology
- rarely strep infections

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Which horses are predisposed to med fever?

White limbs

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When do cattle get rain salad/mud fever?

Serious tick infestation (Africa severe form)
- allows opportunistic Dermatophylsis congolensis

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What does Dermatophylsis congolensis cause I'm other species ?

Rain scald
Sheep wool something
Cattle

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What is mud ever also known as?

Mud rash
Greasy heel
Pastern folliculitis

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Management and treatment of mud fever?

*Look up papers*
Management and husbandry changes
- chorioptes/ringworm/other pahtogens in mixed infection eradicated

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What are aural plaques?

- papillomavirus infection
- hyperkeratotic plaques
- concave aspect pinnae
- common esp. yearlings and older
- Simulan spp. (midges) = vectors
- often persist but do not bother horse!!
- therapy = observation, do not tx unless causing problems!

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Why is dermatophytosis treatement always indicated?

Zoonotic and contagious

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Which species cause ringworm in horses?

- trichopyton
- m equinum and m gypseum

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Pathogenesis of ringworm?

Resolvves in healthy horse within 5-6 weeks

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CLinical signs dermatophytosis?

- may be pruritic
- same principles as SA (hair pluck/brush submit for fungal culture)