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    09-14-2007, 09:00 PM
  #1
Foal
mud fever???

My friend is away and I have to ''look after'' her horses until they came back...but before they left he had mud fever and still does but its sorta getting worse than before ...wat do I do to help it do I brush it out and then leave it to grow back(the hairs) or is there any cream or somthing that could help me...
     
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    09-14-2007, 10:07 PM
  #2
Showing
My horse gets this and the vet told me to put anything on it that will block moisture. Vasaline, bag balm. I clean it off first with betadine shampoo and let it dry and then put on a 3 way antibiotic/antimicrobial salve. Since you are just horse sitting I would see it they have any vasaline you could slather on.
     
    09-15-2007, 06:25 PM
  #3
Foal
ok sure thing

Koolies thnx
     
    09-16-2007, 11:23 AM
  #4
Foal
Washing the legs with Teatree Oil Shampoo, and then applying a Mud Gard cream is supposed to be really good for mud fever.
     
    09-16-2007, 01:58 PM
  #5
Green Broke
One of mine tend to get it in the wet months. I normally use hibiscrub or anyother anti-bacterial shampoo. Scrub the infected areas until all scabs have gone and then apply a nappyrash cream. I use sudocrem. Works wonders.
     
    09-17-2007, 05:16 AM
  #6
Foal
kk

Thnx heaps
     
    09-18-2007, 07:32 PM
  #7
Trained
My app had mud fever soon after I got her it was all swollen and really hurt her. I read up on mud fever, or scratches and found out that if the leg starts to swell, you need a vet in there right away. Well I called the vet, she gave me cream to put on it and also a steriod to put into her food to help give it a jump start. It cleared up in a few days and havent come back yet. Also if you can, clean the area off with water and dry it with a towel. Also make sure she isn't in mud when she's turned out.
     
    09-24-2007, 09:21 PM
  #8
Foal
This might make me sound stupid but whats mud fever??
     
    09-26-2007, 11:02 PM
  #9
Foal
There are no such thing as stupid questions!
Mud fever occurs when bacteria make their way into small scratches and breaks in the skin around a horse's pastern or heel. The legs swell, get hot, and become very painful to the horse. My big gelding gets this once every couple of years. I try to nip it in the bud when I see the first signs but I usually end up having my vet out to give him antibiotics. This last year was horrible, as my barn burned, and I had to repasture quickly in the middle of winter. A wet year, and a new barn in a poorly drained field were a bad combination. Betadine scrubs can be helpful! Good luck! -M
     
    09-27-2007, 10:33 AM
  #10
Foal
Thanks for letting me know
     

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