Why focus Axequino on skin care?
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- Why focus Axequino on skin care?
The horse's skin is the first line of defense against the damaging effects of pathogenic micro-organisms. It provides protection against infection from bacteria, funghi, viruses against mechanical, thermal, chemical and light damage. As well as providing a balanced "in body" environment for the animal.
Some of the basic functions of a horse's skin and coat include:
- Isolating the interior of the horse's body from the external (from physical, chemical and biological effects) – a physical barrier mainly protecting against microorganisms that can cause illness in the animal.
Thermal regulation of the body:
- Part of the control of electrolyte activity eg sweat glands
- Perception, receiving stimuli from the environment (eg touch, pain, temperature) through various skin receptors
- Melanin formation (melanin protects against the harmfull effects of UV light)
- Absorbtion of various substances
- Body fat regime
- Vitamin regime (eg synthesis of vitamin D3)
- Blood and immunity regimes
Skin consists of: Epidermal layer, dermal layer and subdermal layers.
Often it is the state of the skin and coat that is an indicator of the horse's wellbeing and health. A shiny coat, smooth and elastic skin are all signs of good health and vitality.
A matt coat, dry peeling skin should suggest that the horse's owner should look to the reasons behind such symptoms.
Axequino has been created to help maintain the skin and coat in an optimal state.
However it's important to understand that this is only skin and coat maintenance and appropriate feed and treatment regimes are also important.
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