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midnight dream 12-13-2012 07:57 AM

Mud rash/fever
 
hi just wondering what you use on your horses for mud rash/fever as it is winter and i live in wet and muddy walesthe ground has become very muddy.
just wondered what you have yoused and what works best for preventing and protecting against it.
iv heard that pig oil is good but its quite expensive and also vasaline but it doesnt work to well and doesnt wash off all that good, any advice would be amazing.
thanks in advance.

Shropshirerosie 12-13-2012 08:13 AM

Does your horse come in at night?

walkinthewalk 12-13-2012 08:44 AM

If you're not in showing season, cut all the hair off<---fetlock hair trim the coronet hair back as if you were getting ready for show season, cut any excess hair off the fetlock joints.

The bacteria/fungus that creates thrush thrives in moist environments so, keeping the hair cut back in those areas helps reduce moisture and lets the air dry the legs out faster:-)

You could make a 50-50 mix of generic diaper rash cream and some sort of people antibiotic ointment.

Diaper rash cream is full of zinc oxide which is a healing property and it stays on pretty good. It won't last all day (you will have to re-apply twice a day) but diaper rash cream stays on longer than anything else I've tried and it's fairly cheap:D

You don't have to make a perfect "50-50" mix either. Just squeeze them onto your finger tips, making sure the diaper rash cream ends up being the bigger amount.

Cutting all that hair back, also makes it easier to put the creams & ointments on:-P

Hope this helps:-)

midnight dream 12-13-2012 10:19 AM

hi shorpshirerosie no he doesnt come in at night and walkinthewalk thanks i will try this thanks :)


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