So I have questions regarding mud fever, I have dealt with rain scald in the past but not mud fever on the lower legs. My gelding had scabby heels when I got him in summer time, most of which I have now removed. We are getting into winter now and I am guessing I will have more problems with it as its now quite muddy and he has four white feet. Once our stables are finished (hopefully within the next month) I will start stabling the horses at night and letting them out in the morning which should give him a chance to dry off and let me treat them at night. However I have read that you don't want to be hosing them every day but the mud fever gel I brought says to apply to clean and dried legs so is it ok to hose his legs off every day and then dry them before applying the gel? I figured if he is coming in wet and muddy anyway then hosing quickly shouldnt make it worse? We are on a small block so stabling over night should help the pasture a little in that the horses arent on it 24/7 and they wouldnt be standing in mud all of the time too. Also will let their covers dry out a bit at night.
Thanks for any advice you can offer