My shire has very mild mud fever... only a few small scabs on his back legs. He has masses of feather and was wondering how I go about treating him for it? I used to wash his legs off every night to get rid of the mud and they were always dry in the morning with no problem with mud fever. I have now moved him inside and stopped washing his legs and he's ended up with mud fever. Im sure its because I havent been washing his legs off. I usually put him to be with the wet mud on and brush every morning before putting him out but the mud is nearly always still damp against his skin in the morning!!!
I have been told to pick the scabs off and then put pig oil on his legs...... how do I get through all his feather?
Does the pig oil need to sit on his skin aswell as feathers?
Do I pick the scabs and then apply pig oil or leave scabs and apply?
Should I wash the mud off tonight with a mild horse soap and let dry overnight in stable and do pig oil in the morning?
Never had to treat mud fever on my horses let alone on one with so much feather... quick advice would be much appreciated as I will be going to sort him out in a few hours.
Thanks in advance xx