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    02-01-2014, 11:48 PM
My gross little fingers really want to pick at that If the vet is coming might as well wait though.

It could very well be the cause. My horse (who has never had an issue of any sort) had a very small area of scratches (or something) on the back of his pastern and we only noticed because his leg ballooned up halfway up his cannon. No heat no pain except for the very immediate irritation.

I wouldn't worry too much, wait and see what the vet says.
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    02-02-2014, 01:54 AM
Ew. Doesn't look mud fever to me, more like an abscess, maybe from a grass seed or such. Or a carbunkle.... googled that last night after reading it in a Terry Pratchett book.... google it & look at images... if you dare & have a strong stomach! EEEEW!
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    02-02-2014, 11:51 AM
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It does look like an abscess to me as well - a thorn or sharp twig could easily have got in there and set up an infection
Yogiwick - you and me both with the fingers in there!!!
I'd have washed the leg with some good antiseptic and kept the horse in while it dried out and I could get a better look at what was going on. If the infection has spread to the rest of the leg you're going to need antibiotics to clear it up
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    02-05-2014, 11:44 PM
My vet said it was mud fever and also mentioned some kind of dermatis. He is now on Flamazine topical with hibitane scrub. I imagine it will take some time to pull off the crap around the foot without making it bleed. Thanks, for the comments.
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    02-06-2014, 10:35 AM
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Thanks for coming back to us - its always greatly appreciated by the people who've spent time giving advice
Good luck with the recovery
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