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post #11 of 15 Old 09-02-2014, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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If the grass doesn't normally get that long I wonder if your horse has picked up harvest mites and they're causing irritation and allowing the bacterial infection to get under the skin - that might explain why he's never had this problem before
What are harvest mites?

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post #12 of 15 Old 09-08-2014, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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First, please don't pick off scabs, it hurts big time, can make the area bleed and introduce a secondary infection.

Mudfever scabs are not normal scabs which cover damaged skin. They are made up of lymph that has oozed through the skin and stuck the hairs together. When you pull them off you pull the hairs out by the roots which is very painful.

So what you need to do is wash with Nizoral an anti fungal, anti bacterial shampoo. You can buy it from a pharmacy. Dilute in hand hot water and using a facecloth wash the affected and surrounding area well. Lather up working it well into the hair. Leave 20 mins and rinse and towel dry. You will find many scabs will just drop off. Repeat the wash every couple of days until the scabs have all gone. Often Nizoral will clear the problem within a couple of days.

To prevent Mudfever taking hold but extra vigilant about the white areas, look for raised hairs as this is the first sign of Mudfever. Wash straight away with Nizoral and it will never take hold
I was wondering I have cowboy magic shampoo for rain rot that's antibacterial would that work the same way as the stuff you mentioned?

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post #13 of 15 Old 09-08-2014, 07:58 AM
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I was wondering I have cowboy magic shampoo for rain rot that's antibacterial would that work the same way as the stuff you mentioned?
No - you need something that is also anti fungal - Nizoral is the best treatment I've found - I have got vets using it now all over the world.

I have testimonials from many people worldwide that have used it and are thrilled with how well it worked.

I have used it on so many horses now and everytime its worked within days.
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No - you need something that is also anti fungal - Nizoral is the best treatment I've found - I have got vets using it now all over the world.

I have testimonials from many people worldwide that have used it and are thrilled with how well it worked.

I have used it on so many horses now and everytime its worked within days.
Okie dokes I was just wondering since I already had the cowboy magic stuff. I will look into the Nizoral.

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post #15 of 15 Old 09-11-2014, 08:23 AM
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Okie dokes I was just wondering since I already had the cowboy magic stuff. I will look into the Nizoral.
That's great - Nizoral clears Mudfever really fast
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