Summary definition: Dry skin attracts large numbers of mites, leading to severe itching on legs. Resembles extreme dandruff/white powder.
Areas affected: Legs, sometimes abdomen.
Season: Mainly winter and humid periods. Less frequent during hot and/or dry periods.
Symptoms: Localised itchiness on legs, clusters of white flakes in the hair, dry scabs, clumped hairs. The horse regularly stamps its feet and bites itself.
Short-term care: Treat again with acaricide. Hydrate the skin internally and externally
Please note: Common in horses with lots of feathering (Friesian, Irish cob, draught horses, etc.)
Indicative information - Does not replace consultation with a veterinarian