Summary definition: Dry skin attracts large numbers of mites (psoroptes), leading to severe itching on thickly haired areas. Resembles extreme dandruff..
Areas affected: Mane, ears and tail.
Season: Humid periods
Symptoms: Intense localised itchiness, numerous fine, white skin flakes, loss of mane and tail hair.
Short-term care: Anti-mite treatment and soothing lotion/cream
Please note: This disease can lead to external ear ache, which may cause the horse to shake its head or carry its ears asymmetrically
Indicative information - Does not replace consultation with a veterinarian