05-21-2013, 12:11 AM
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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!