BE CAU­TIOUS WITH NEW PROD­UCTS

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Most man­u­fac­tur­ers are care­ful to make sure groom­ing prod­ucts are for­mu­lated to be suit­able for even sen­si­tive-skinned horses, but that doesn’t mean a par­tic­u­lar sub­stance won’t ir­ri­tate an in­di­vid­ual horse’s skin. Also, in rare cases, a top­i­cal prod­uct may cause an al­ler­gic re­ac­tion when it comes in con­tact with a horse’s skin. ► What you’ll pre­vent: A sub­stance that ir­ri­tates a horse’s skin will of­ten cause in­flam­ma­tion, itch­ing and per­haps scab­bing. An al­ler­gic re­ac­tion, called hy­per­sen­si­tiv­ity, can pro­duce sim­i­lar signs. In ad­di­tion to in­flam­ma­tion, itch­i­ness and hair loss, hy­per­sen­si­tiv­ity can lead to hives---large, flat

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