Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bartlesville, OK
2 Winters ago my then 9 month stud colt (now a gelding) got mud fever... and I will try to explain to what it looked like - he was very unwilling to walk in the mud, his back hind legs near his pastern were swollen and all for pasterns he didn't have hair... he was completely skin back on his pasterns...
He didn't get the *****, scabs like you can get from mud fever... but what we did was stalled him, and at night I would do water therapy on his back legs to try to get some of the swelling to go down, dry him off really really really good - then we put destine on him... the vet also had him on Touraprim (sp) for 7 days I think... and I remember reading that it's usually found in horses that have light colored legs... and like someone said it's the bacteria in the mud that causes - he's never had to again though I do worry about him when he does have to stand in mud... but he's in a different paddock then where he was the first time that he got it....
CHIEF - 7 YR OLD MFT ~ SCOUT - 4 YR OLD