Products for Mud Fever in Horses
Looking for products to help take care of mud fever this winter? Then look no further! From lotions to sprays, we’ve included some of the latest and best-loved products available to help your horse’s winter be a better one.
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Products for Mud Fever Prevention
Dodson & Horrell Mud Heal for Horses
Dodson & Horrell Mud Heal for Horses is a herbal supplement fed to help prevent mud fever by boosting the horse’s immune system.
Horses that are heavily feathered, have white socks or sensitive skin are most prone to mud fever when the weather becomes wet and the ground muddy. When the horse’s heels are cracked and sore they can be difficult to heal so adding Mud Heal to their feed helps prevent the risk of infection from inside out.
NETTEX Seven Day Mud Away
Seven Day Mud Away prevents mud from building up on all areas of the horse’s body and, as the name suggests, you only need to apply it once a week. This clever spray prevents mud from balling up and sticking to the horse’s coat, feathers, mane and tail, which means less grooming time and more time for riding.
Designed to be used whenever the horse is subjected to muddy conditions, Seven Day Mud Away can be applied before turnout, hacking on muddy bridle paths or before an outdoor competition.
The product cuts down the need for hosing legs with cold, icy water when it’s cold.
NETTEX Traditional Pig Oil
Nettex Traditional Pig Oil is a pharmaceutical-grade oil that has been used for decades on horses and livestock. The oil creates a waterproof barrier against wet & muddy conditions and can prevent the build-up of stable, muck, mud and grass stains.
The product acts as a waterproof barrier for legs helping prevent prolonged mud contact: Apply liberally to dry legs using a soft brush or sponge. If the horse has heavy feathering you will need to ensure Traditional Pig Oil is massaged through the feather thoroughly to create an effective barrier. In very muddy conditions it may be necessary to wash the legs and allow to dry before reapplying.
The oil is ideal for draft horses and can be used to detangle manes and tails. May also help tackle lice and mites.
With winter fast approaching, looking after your horse’s skin becomes imperative to avoiding seasonal issues. Alongside a change of coat, reduced grooming time and long periods of time spent with rugs on, skin welfare can often be compromised. Now, alongside daily grooming and good hygiene practices, Aloeride is a supplement, which can help maintain healthy skin and a shiny coat from the inside out.
Aloeride is a totally palatable natural, certified organic aloe-vera supplement, which not only helps to promote healthy skin, and condition hooves, encourages great coat shine and glossy locks but also supports the immune system as well –another key factor to consider over the winter months.
Products for Prevention and Treatment
Equimins Mud Block Lotion
Equimins Mud Block Lotion is for application to the lower legs in muddy conditions. Lotion can often prove easier to apply than cream especially when your horse has heavy feathers.
Containing colloidal silver, produced using an electrolysis method to hold the particles, provides potentially powerful healing properties.
Accompanies a selection of mud fever products, all available via the website or to purchase in local equine stores.
Sizes – Available in 500ml & 1ltr bottles
Keratex Mud Shield Powder
The Keratex Mud Shield Powder provides a waterproof barrier to horses’ legs and the same time offers disinfectant properties to aid in the treatment of mud fever. The product is breathable, to prevent overheating of the area and forms a silky layer to the leg hair.
Products for Treatment
Activ Scrub from Robinsons
Robinsons Animal Healthcare, Activ Scrub is a fairly new product available. The anti-bacterial wash can be used to treat existing skin conditions caused by bacteria e.g. mud fever. They will help to remove any encrusted debris and scabs, thus removing any existing bacteria and dirt held in the scabs. This will then allow new clean scabs to form and the healing process to begin.
Available in a handy 500ml easy pump bottle.
The Gold Label Triscrub Wash is a ready-to-use disinfecting skin wash that is antibacterial and can be used to clean the horse’s skin, especially during conditions that cause mud fever.
It’s an extremely versatile product that is safe to use when cleaning cuts and abrasions, mud fever and other skin conditions and also good for washing hands. On continued use it will help soften scabs and clean new skin where needed. Dry area thoroughly after use, do not scrub new or damaged skin. Only use according to the instructions.
A first-aid kit must-have!
Veredus Neo Derma Cream
Rejuvenating lotion from Veredus with collagen and hazel extracts for the treatment of mud fever.
Healing and skin-regenerating ointment, which helps to stimulate coat re-growth and accelerates the healing process of wounds. Ideal for use on saddle sores, mud fever or skin irritations. Contains collagen and hazel extracts to nourish and restore the epidermis for dry and sore skin.
Botanica Natural Herbal Cream
Botanica Natural Herbal Cream uses a unique blend of natural herbal ingredients to create a water-based moisturising cream that is effective in the treatment of a wide range of skin conditions and infections including as mud fever.
The product can also treat cuts, grazes, rain scald, cracked heels, and girth galls. It helps keep skin texture smooth and supple, relaxes sore tendons, and soothes muscular aches. It also contains a natural insect repellent. Apply regularly after using the Botanica Cleansing Wash for great results.
Life Data Labs Farrier’s Finish
A versatile product, Life Data Labs Farrier’s Finish combats the “hoof eating” bacterial and fungal invasions which cause white line disease, thrush, and poor hoof quality. It also supports correct hoof capsule moisture balance in excessively wet or dry conditions. Ideal for use after an abscess, also good for use on irritated skin such as on mud fever or sweet itch.
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