Nursing Dermatophilus

Dermatophilus is a very common skin condition in horses, as a horse owner/ barn manager we must know the clinical signs and how to nurse these conditions.


  • shallow skin erosion under scabs
  • painful lesions
  • swelling of legs
  • exudation and thick crust formations with hair protruding through


  • remove all scabbing
  • remove hair
  • cleanse area with cholorhexidine shampoo to reveal fresh pink skin
  • topical antibiotics
  • systemic antibiotics

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