The Battle Against Rain Rot

Neely Heidorn  |  12/14/2017 4:39:00 PM

Commonly mistaken for a fungal disease, rain rot (dermatophilosis) is actually a bacterial infection caused by Dermatophilus congolensis. This bacterial infection causes dry, crusty lesions on a horse’s skin. Heavy winter coats allow moisture to stay in contact with the skin, creating an anaerobic condition that increases bacterial growth.

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