I'm looking for ideas on how to treat my horses mud fever. I've got four horses with socks and/or white legs who are extremely prone to getting what we assume to be mudfever.
Now from what I've read it seems that we call hairloss on a horse that's been in deep mud, mudfever. Regardless of whether or not it's the right diagnosis so I will double check that later. From my understanding mudfever is actually bacterial and therefore can cause infections.
Anyway, onto my remedies:
- I've tried paddock boots but these either come off or get mud crammed up inside of them and make the mudfever worse.
- I've tried cream [Horses come in, get legs washed off, towel dry,
cream on, stay in for the night, second application of cream in the
morning and turned out again.] but much to the same effect.
- I tried to keep them in when it got really bad but this just leaves them upset and quite strung with no energy let out.
My newest horse came with rainscald which is a similar bacterial infection. However, this was sorted with TLC and a rug. Does anyone have any further suggestions for mudfever? It's driving me mad!
(Will update with pictures soon.)