It’s Monday- It’s Cruddy- But don’t let it ruin your week!

Cruddy Mondays- Don’t let creeping horse crud ruin your week!

Dr. Rose is here to help with her weekly Skinterventions. Dr. Rose DiLeva has been the CEO and owner of Animal Wellness Center and Mobile Veterinary Services, P.C. located in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania since 1999. Her approach to animal health care is holistic in nature. Dr. Rose is also an award-winning author and an animal health contributor for FOX News, ABC News Channel 6 in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Inquirer.


Each week, she will be providing helpful skin care information and tips. AND on 1/12, we’ll ask you a question about our posts and the first person to correctly answer the question will receive a YEAR’s supply of Dr. Rose Remedies, all-natural and proven skin treatment salves and sprays for your horse.

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Dealing with skin problems, unfortunately, is part of having a horse. Since skin is the largest organ of the body, it’s no wonder there’s much that can go wrong. Designed to safeguard internal organs from external forces and to help maintain consistent temperature, water, and nutrient levels, the skin is an integral part of a horse’s health.

Dr. Rose notes that the first step in treating skin problems is by identify the types of lesions observed. The most common include:

  • Papule–a solid skin elevation;
  • Pustule–a skin elevation with an inflamed base that contains pus;
  • Vesicle–a membranous and usually fluid-filled pouch;
  • Bulla–an elevation containing watery fluid;
  • Wheal–a flat, burning, or itching lesion;
  • Macule–a patch of discolored skin; and
  • Nodule–an abnormal, knobby protrusion.

During the next 3 weeks, we’ll review the following common skin aliments you’re most liable to come across during your tenure as a horse owner. If you’re able to catch and define them early enough, it should make treatment easier.

-Ringworm, Hives, Scratches, Rain Rot, Skin Discharge/Seborrhea and Dry/Itchy Skin and Tails


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