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  1. Arti says:

    Ringworm (more properly called dermatophytosis) – a fungal infection that appears initially as focal tufting, followed by hair loss and scaling in expanding rings. Flake and scale are quite alternative from crust – scale is light, grey in colour and very soft and is produced as a normal process of skin maturation. There are a number of bacterial and fungal infections that result in localised or more general scaling which are usually very well recognised, e. it’s also important to avoid over-grooming while the skin heals; if the whole area can be clipped this will speed up the healing process. The most common places for these clinical signs (lesions) to develop are on the back and on the pastern. Saddle rash is normally caused by Staphylococcal infection. The most common conditions involving loss of colour in the skin and hair are really of no major consequence and are restricted to the skin. Exudation from the skin, which causes matting of the hair and formation of crusts, is often due to infection. Exudation from the skin, which causes matting of the hair and formation of cru

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