SKIN AND FUR
A shiny coat and healthy skin without skin problems, dandruff and itching are often seen as asign of a healthy horse. The skin is much more than just a shell, therefore its condition isimportant for the animal’s well-being.Shiny fur and healthy skin come from within, absolutely. But we need to wash our horsesregularly for their well-being and it is good to have some facts and knowledge about thefunction of your horse’s skin and coat.The skin is the largest organ of your horse’s body. It provides aprotectivebarrier against the environment, regulates temperature, and gives your horse its sense oftouch. Considering its function, it is important that it looks healthy and balanced. Dependingon the species and age, the skin may be 12 to 24% of the horse’s body weight. Theskin has 3 major layers: the epidermis or outermost layer, the dermis or middle layer, andthe subcutis or innermost layer
The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin, which is composed of several layers ofcells. It provides a barrier of protection from foreign substances. The epidermis is thickest inlarge animals like horses. It includes multiple types of cells, including keratinocytes, melanocytes, Langerhans cells, and Merkel cells. Each of these cells has special functions.
The dermis supplies the epidermis with nutrients and helps control body and skintemperature. In the dermis and in the hair follicles there are nerves that sense pain, touchand temperature (heat, cold). The dermis also contains sebaceous and sweat glands.
Among other things, liquid and electrolytes are stored here.
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