Animaderm is an independent French laboratory that specialises in researching and developing dermatological products for horses. Our expertise is based on identifying unique plant- and mineral-based active ingredients, which we use to develop thoroughly researched solutions (creams and lotions) that are effective and easy to use.

Research & Development
  • Entirely based on natural ingredients
  • Range of non-polluting production methods
  • Partnerships with plant suppliers based on fair trade principles
  • New formulas are tested extensively and only the most innovative and exceptional products are chosen

A different way of thinking
In modern consumer society, the marketing and advertising strategies used can be overwhelming. We advocate integrity, quality, and service. We get involved with our researchers, partners, and customers. We have a long-term vision, in which natural products play a central role and your horses’ health is paramount. Our distributors are vets too, which guarantees both efficacy and reliability when testing our products and analysing the results.

The Animaderm Observatory is a department at Animaderm that is supported entirely by the Research and Development Department. It aims to gather as much information as possible on horse lifestyles in order to find concrete solutions to the growing incidence of skin problems and allergies.

It works on numerous fronts and with various sources: scientific databases reports produced by various veterinary observatories forms of specialist literature on horses from partner stables surveys carried out by various organisations and by the Observatory itself

The survey

On Friday, 4 March 2016, the Animaderm Observatory launched its first large-scale study of dermatitis. The survey is aimed at identifying risk factors for skin problems, regardless of whether or not the horse is currently affected. More than 1900 usable responses have been submitted in France, making this survey the biggest in the world of its kind.
The survey, which was available online, has allowed the Observatory to identify a wide range of lifestyles led by horses both with and without skin problems, including details about their diets, environments and activity levels.
The survey is non-commercial and has allowed the Observatory to draw up an accurate and detailed analysis of factors that affect skin problems in horses. The results have been handled and analysed by the Observatory’s teams, then summarised in a document that will be provided at no cost to public veterinary research organisations and to national stud farms.
Participants can also receive a summary of the results on request or Summary of results ans observations

Fundamental research and field observations

At Animaderm, research is focused primarily on analysing the core properties of certain natural active ingredients and their effects on the skin, as well as the ways in which these products can work together. Our second key research area is identifying what causes equine dermatitis, an issue we have been focusing on for the past seven years.
Through the Animaderm Observatory , we collect data, information and scientific reports on the behaviour and condition of domestic horses compared with “wild” horses.


Food on the brain

Diet plays an important role in horses’ epidermal balance. We take a keen interest in the effects of various types of modern diet, in particular the impact of cereals and hay on horses’ wellbeing with regard to their quality, the quantity given and the variety of plants consumed.

Living environment is key to research

Our teams are conducting in-depth research into the spaces in which horses live. Water quality, cleanliness of living areas, the absence of parasite-friendly areas and even permanent isolation are crucial factors when studying what cause skin problems.


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