A diagnostic approach to the pruritic horse

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Abstract

Pruritus is a common complaint in equine medicine. While pruritus in most horses is due to ectoparasites (midges, flies, mites) or environmental allergens (pollens, barn dust, moulds, etc.), other causes such as staphylococcal or fungal infections, vasculitis, and internal organ dysfunction should not be overlooked. In a rational approach to the pruritic horse, history and physical examination become very important as a guide to choosing diagnostic tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-166
Number of pages11
JournalEquine Veterinary Education
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

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Pruritus
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Staphylococcal Infections
vasculitis
Mycoses
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Mites
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ectoparasites
Vasculitis
Pollen
allergens
Dust
Routine Diagnostic Tests
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Keywords

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Diagnostics
  • Horse
  • Parasites
  • Pruritus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Equine

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A diagnostic approach to the pruritic horse. / White, Stephen D.

In: Equine Veterinary Education, Vol. 27, No. 3, 01.03.2015, p. 156-166.

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