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Dermatitis

Damage to the skin and underlying tissues caused by the tack is also called Dermatitis. The damaged skin can range from a mild abrasive spot or bruise, to one or more places where the skin cells have died on mass.

Mud fever

Scratches or pastern dermatitis or mud fever is an inflammation of the skin of the lower legs, which usually begins in the pastern concave. If the skin inflammation spreads upward, we speak of rainscald. Several factors play a role in the development of mud fever. Some are infectious causes such as scabies, mites or bacteria, but also uncontagious causes. Among the latter are irritation by mud and sand, but also sunburn. There is an abrasive effect and the bacteria penetrate the skin. This can cause the mini horse or Shetland pony to get scabs and often swollen legs.
The lower legs should be washed once with a disinfectant and then thoroughly dried.

Sweet itch

Queensland Itch, Seasonal Recurrent Dermatitis (SSRD) or mane and tail eczema is caused by bites from mosquitoes and flies. These mosquitoes are active in the summer on sandy areas, especially near water at dusk and early morning. Some horses are allergic to the bites of the mosquitos. They get terrible a itch, especially near the tail and manes.
To ease the itch you can best use a sweet itch gel based on natural vegetable oils. It softens the skin affected by sanding and can be used for manes and (lower) stomach.

Ringworm

This is caused by a fungus and is highly contagious. A typical characteristic of ringworm are the round bald patches.
Have you noticed a horse has ringworm, treat the horse immediately by washing with an antifungal agent entirely. Repeat twice with an interval of 4 days. Also, fresh air and sunlight to help the healing process.
Wash your hands thoroughly after having been in contact with the mini horse or Shetland pony, in order to prevent contamination.

Hives

Hives is a skin rash is an allergic reaction characterised with sudden bumps that appear everywhere. These are usually quite soft swellings that occur very quickly, typically caused by changing feed or as an allergic reaction to a drug or insect bites. If they don't heal within a few days or going swellings start to leak fluid, please alert your veterinarian immediatly.