What you see. The starting point for addressing any equine health related issue is your observation.


Small Bumps Over Neck & Shoulders during Insect Season


Small bumps (pea size or smaller) under the skin along the shoulders and neck that develop during fly season, are common. These are are usually the result of fly bite hypersensitivity but can caused by a variety of other conditions.

Take note of the distribution of the bumps. Are they limited to this area? Does the horse seem itchy (pruritic)?

  • Code Yellow

    Contact Your Vet at Your Convenience for an Appointment

your role


What To Do

your vet's role

Questions Your Vet Might Ask:
  • What is being done to manage the fly problem?
  • What are the results of the Whole Horse Exam (WHE)?
  • When did you first notice this?
  • Have flies been bothering the eyes?

further reading & resources

Author: Doug Thal DVM Dipl. ABVP