Why is this horses skin orange?
I've seen plenty of white horses and known them to have pink skin - but this looked really orange - I rubbed it to see if it was anti sun cream or something, but it didn't come off on my hand.
It could be over exposure to strong sun but from what I can gather it's more likely to be some sort of liver dysfunction leading to jaundice. The only other possible cause is some kind of albino effect?
Whatever the cause I hope there's veterinarian input if needs be! It doesn't look too well.
I'm going to give another possibility: I don't think this is jaundice. It could be, and if it was my horse, I WOULD give it a liver function test, just to be sure.
My lead guess looking at this is allergic contact dermatitis. The reason I think that is because there is also some hair loss going on...there shouldn't be THAT much bare skin on its muzzle. That could indicate all kinds of things, but is most often caused by rubbing.
I'm guessing the poor boy is allergic to one of the plants growing in his pasture.
I don't think it's sunburn, although light-skinned horses and horses with white on their face can sunburn surprisingly easily, because I'm not seeing flaking of the skin. Just reddening and hair loss.
So. There's my guess, as best as I can tell without a closer examination: Allergies.
by Aiysha Jebali 8 years ago
Hello there. I am currently volunteering in India. I really need some help as I am not sure about what I have been told regarding my health problems from various doctors.My skin has been turning yellow over the last week or two and I am having discomfort/sharp and fast pains in my left side just...
by Beebuzby 6 years ago
It's true that many women and young girls are drawn to horses. There are varying theories as to why this is so. Some say it's their power, others the bond that can be formed between human and horse. I believe it's because horses give you a chance to meditate and connect with yourself while you're...
by Annette Donaldson 7 years ago
If you were a colour what colour would you be and why?If I was a colour I would love to say red, vibrant, firey, and sexy, but in fact Blue would suit me better, cool, clear headed and reliable. Boring.
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|