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i need some suggestions that will help my mare get rid of her mud fever. she has had it since last winter-ish and i have tried mtg, specail formual, tinatin...they were all working (not together) but once the mud fever was alomost cleared up they stopped owrking and it came back ten fold. she had it on her left back leg and now its on all of her legs...i just purchased some anti fungal shampoo in hopes that this helps...if any one has suggestions that have worked for them or someone they no it would be greatly appreciated.
Mud fever is also known as scratches, greased heel and rain rot (if it's located up high on the horse). The first thing you should do is provide a DRY and mud free environment where your horse can recover. The affected area should be gently scrubbed with betadine or a mild soap/water then COMPLETELY dried. Use a blow dryer on a warm setting. I mixed a solution of Desitin (diaper rash medicine) and iccthamol and then applied it to the affected area. I repeated this process 2x/day and kept the horse out of the mud and wetness. If it does not clear up in 7-14 days, your horse may need an antibiotic. We have more topics like this at www.myhorseplay,com I also found this handy link Visit Link
I wish I could be 100% sure of the name of the stuff I used on my Arab, believe it was Schneiders or like that. I have a bottle at the barn now and will double check and update. This is a miracle in a bottle.
I use calm coat in florida on any itching areas and it is fantastic! It also deters flies. It comes it a pump or spray and goes far. It looks like the company changed the color a little so I am hoping it works the same. The old saying! If it isn't broken don't fix it should apply for this product. I Love it!
sorry...not equal parts(so tired)...I mix the nolvasan until it turns a light blue color. Nolvasan is the same as hibiclense (pharmacy) but that is pink in color....so I mix that to a light pink. If you buy chlorhexadine it is often green and I mix that to a light green color.
Like Holly Sims says: keep her in a dry place whenever you can. you can use betadine(iodine, but for animals) diluted with warm water and scrub the affected areas & then towel dry until completely dry. I use a product called MicroTek, by Eqyss, on my horse when he gets rain rot/mud fever on his face, legs & hind quarters. I bathe him with the MicroTek shampoo first, allow him to completely dry in his stall & then spray the rain rot with the MicroTek spray & rub it in a little. This works well for my horse & he's free from rain rot until the end of the rainy spring season.
I had scratches on 2 of my horses and could not clear it up, tried all of the things listed below and none worked. I began to use Vetericyn, using daily applications and pulling off the the scabs. The gel version worked wonders!!!! I had a small flare up later but ONE application cured the sore. I am never without Vetericyn, it works for pink eye, cuts, and mud fever.