HQ magazine|June/July 2020
The bacteria only become a problem if they gain access to softened or damaged skin. If this happens, it causes inflammation of the skin and symptoms include reddening of the skin, itchiness and irritation, crusty skin and hair loss. A horse’s skin is extremely delicate and, when it is waterlogged, it becomes more susceptible to damage and infections. Even brushing past a spiky plant or working in a sand arena can cause micro-abrasions, which allow the bacteria to enter the skin.
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