Horses can be afflicted by several skin diseases, including ringworm. Ringworms usually occur around the saddle, neck, head, and girth areas. They cause tufts of hair to fall off, leaving circular lesions and making the skin look crusty and scabby.
This fungal infection is contagious and can be spread through direct or indirect contact. Its therefore important to isolate any infected horse and adopt stricter hygiene measures.