I was told that Alslike Clover is toxic but some horses have more of a reaction to it. One horse owner has had her horse get scratches/mud fever or scabs on its legs that she couldn't get rid of. She spent thousands of dollars with different vets to figure out why her horse kept getting scabs on its fetlocks etc. She tried EVERYTHING - scrubbing with betadine, ointment from the vet, keeping the horses legs absolutely dry and clean (not didn't dry out his legs) but the scabs kept coming back. She had the scabs biopsied and the vets said it was bacterial/fungal. It didn't make sense to her because she was using everything on it and it would get better for a little while but would ALWAYS come back. So she took a sample herself and sent into a lab. And guess what - came back negative for bacteria and fungus! So she did some reasearch on her own. She determined it was the Alslike clover in her pasture! She cleared out her pasture of this clover and hasn't had a problem since! That was 2 yrs ago. Anyone hear of this?
My horse has scratches and scabs on his legs. Unfortunately I board my horse and don't have the option to ask them to use this weed killer to gothrough and clean it all out. Not sure what to do.....any thoughts?