Understanding Horse’s Skin and Coat

ISBN: 9781908809544
Format: Hardcover

Book Details

A shining coat and a flowing mane is a good indicator that a horse is both happy and healthy. Understanding the Horse’s Skin and Coat explains the function of the skin and coat and what changes in their condition might indicate. The book aims to help the reader understand what they are seeing when examining a horse’s coat, and what sort of changes should be looked out for.


Topics covered include:

  • The structure and function of the skin and coat
  • Genetics, coat colour and markings
  • Parasites and skin diseases
  • Signs of illness
  • Wounds and healing
  • External and internal treatments


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