Horse • Equus ferus caballus
Conditions: Allergic rhinitis; allergic conjunctivitis; allergic asthma.
Symptoms: Itchy, stuffy, or runny nose; post-nasal drip; sneezing; itchy, red or watery eyes; asthmatic symptoms; hives; skin rash.
Environmental factors: Generally domesticated and found in agricultural and recreational settings; dander is easily transported through the air due to its thin, sticky layout; dander can be found in indoor environments and can be transported on human skin and clothing.
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Did You Know?
Horse dander is still a major allergen, causing sensitization in children despite the lack of regular exposure.