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    05-20-2013, 06:52 PM
  #1
Foal
Photosensitization ?

I think my horse has Photosensitization. I haven't had a vet look at it yet. What do you guys think? Does anyone have any experience with this? I like to treat conditions with home remedies whenever possible, any ideas?
     
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    05-21-2013, 12:11 AM
  #2
Trained
If your horse is 'photosensitive', she will more likely to get burned on light skinned bits, may have eye/head tossing issues in bright light and will be more susceptible to skin irritations, especially on light skinned areas - eg. Mud fever on white socks.

Anecdotal evidence suggests(& I believe, after my experiences) that well balanced nutrition & a healthy, low carb diet, paying particular attention to adequate magnesium levels will reduce/treat photosensitivity, as well as making them a lot less susceptible to other forms of infections & such too. Just wish I'd known more about good nutrition earlier, esp with the pink skinned beasts I've had in my life!
     

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