The health and quality of the horse's skin and coat are affected by a range of internal and external factors. Understanding the Horse's Skin and Coat aims to inform the reader how these factors can impact on the horse's wellbeing and appearance. The book is written in clear, non-technical language and is suitable for interested horse owners and veterinary students. Topics covered in this new book include the structure and function of the skin and coat; genetics, coat colour and markings; parasites and skin diseases; signs of illness; wounds and healing and, finally, external and internal treatments. Aimed at veterinary surgeons and nurses, and horse owners, and fully illustrated with 150 colour photographs and 25 diagrams.