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|Home:Equine Diseases: Equine Photosensitisation|
This painful condition of equine photosensitisation with flaky itchy crusty dried skin is caused by your horse being exposed to too much sun or sunlight. Equine photosensitisation has two causes - a reaction to something your horse has ingested or a liver disease. Equine photosensitisation affects the face, muzzle and ears mostly but in lighter skinned horses other areas such as eyelids, tail and vulva can also be vulnerable to equine photosensitisation. Equine photosensitisation causes the dead skin to slough away. The condition is noticeable very soon after the excessive sunlight exposure.