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So my horse has fungus on his back legs. He has to stockings, and does stay out even in the rain. After every ride, I pick of the fungus and wash his legs. It's usually under control, but are there any ways to actually get rid of it totally? Or atleast keep it down more?
Try using baby oil with a few drops of tea tree oil. I have a paint that will get fungus at the drop of a hat and that has been my salvation. Be careful with the tea tree oil because it can be too strong for some horses if used pure so you can dilute it with baby oil.
The sort of thing you're talking about can be caused by a bacterial infection that 'behaves' like a fungal infection - usually a mix of dermatophilus congelensis and a staph bacteria or a fungal organism so its usually better to treat with something that will affect both unless you've had a skin scrape done
There are plenty of products on the market that will work but the first step is to remove the horse from the place that's causing the problem because as long as he's going out on a muddy area he'll just keep on re-infecting those open sores
This is a very good link to a UK site that will give you a lot of info
Mud fever: Recognise, treat and prevent it | Features | Farmers Guardian
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