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post #1 of 3 Old 10-06-2014, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Mud Fever?

To me this looks like mud fever aka scratches. The picture is of the worst pastern. The other hind leg has the flaky skin and sores but the sores are stabbed over. Both front legs are fine.

I washed it with warm saline and applied a broad spectrum antibacterial and antimicrobial gel that also acts as a barrier.

How would you treat mud fever?

Would you ride my mare at this stage?
I rode her yesterday and she was eager and energetic as ever. She had a day off today.

Thanks from me (Cait) and my mare, Smokey =)
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-06-2014, 08:58 PM
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When horses at my work get scratches we scrub with betadine, dry the leg thoroughly then put some furazone and desitin on it. The desitin helps keep the moisture away.
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-06-2014, 10:19 PM
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I like a good athlete's foot CREAM, and keep the areas as dry as possible. Moisture got it started, and it rarely heals as long as it's kept in wet conditions.
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