A diagnostic approach to the pruritic horse

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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
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015


  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Diagnostics
  • Horse
  • Parasites
  • Pruritus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Equine


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