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Rain Rot: What’s That All About?

I had never heard the term rain rot in the same sentence with horses. In my mind it sounded like something to do with the rain rotting wood. What I found was that it is a bacterium called Dermatophilus ssp. It is already on the horse and doesn’t cause any difficulty until it rains. Hence the name rains rot. Since I have been writing a series of rain related posts here I thought I would include a health related dilemma that needs rain to become a problem. Continue reading Rain Rot: What’s That All About?