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    12-22-2011, 05:59 PM

What is the best to heal mallenders? I'm washing the parts every day with a soap. After this I dry it up and than I use a salve (sometimes Iod or zinc)
Do you have other ideas or things that helped good against mallenders?
Thank you!
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    12-22-2011, 06:30 PM
What the heck is a mallender?

Malanders | Define Malanders at

I have never heard of such a thing. Behind the knee?
    12-23-2011, 11:16 AM
Is it a sore on the neck or a sore behind the knee??? Two definitions for it in wiki and I have never heard of it either at least not using that terminology.Interested to know what others say.
    12-23-2011, 11:35 AM
Sorry for it.. The German word is Mauke and on it is called mallenders in english..
Maybe a picture helps us? mauke - Google-Suche
Don't be shocked, my horse hasn't this illness in such a strengthness, it is only a small part like a finger nail on both behind legs!
Sorry for it!
    12-23-2011, 11:37 AM
I hope you understand what I mean...
    12-23-2011, 12:26 PM
It looks and sounds like mud fever..
What I'm doing with my horse is cleaning the area as best as I can, peeling the scabs off (carefully..) then washing them and scrubbing them with a sponge (like to clean the dishes) in a solution containing about 2 cups of water with 2 tablespoons betadine inside.. then I dry them with a towel.. and put diaper rash cream on. They look amazing after just one try so I am keeping up with this regimen.

I hope you and your horse feel better!
    12-23-2011, 12:50 PM
It looks like Scratches/Mud Fever. Lots of treatment options for it. Missy had a bit when I bought her, I scrubbed her with chlorhexadine and put A & D ointment on afterwards. She also went into a pasture without any mud or muck, a change from previous owner, that in itself helped a bunch. With those things it cleared up pretty quick.
    12-23-2011, 01:40 PM
@ Sky: Mud fewer - that sounds right, thanks!

Thanks for your description! I will try it =)

But could you please explain me "diaoer rash cream" ?
    12-23-2011, 01:45 PM
@MHFoundation: The mare is only 7 weeks at her new stable, where there is no mud any more so the causes are removed.. it's also getting better but it's not healing completely, there is still a small area..
Thanks for your help!
    12-23-2011, 02:01 PM
If you go to any store with baby products like tear free shampoo, diapers, baby powder.. there is this tube of cream that is used for rashes on a baby's bum. It has healing properties, keeps out gunk, and smells good too and it works well on horses. It's affordable too mine was around $2.

JUST SO YOU KNOW.. DO NOT SHAVE THE HORSE'S LEGS. I've been told that makes it worse especially if you shave off feathers!

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