How can I help my Arabian with his severe skin condition?
Question: I have an Arabian gelding that has a skin condition - dandruff like that is seasonal. I have used every topical product and then went to feeding omegas, etc. Last year spend $$$ on a company's skin and allergy products along with their vitamins. As soon as I removed his full fly sheet with neck attachment he rubbed his mane out. I have used a new type of fly spray too thinking was gnats. I saw your product Cocosoya at the Arab Show this past winter and am now curious about either that product or the Equi-omega 4:1. Are you able to make a recommendation which procuct may be beneficial for this poor guy?
Dr. Kellon: Skin flaking, dandruff, is usually as a result of skin irritation although deficiencies of vitamin A, zinc or biotin could also play a role. The irritation may be chemical, insects, allergies or infectious agents. Autoimmune disease is another cause but far less common.