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Do you wash mud off legs daily?

I have a new boy for this winter. He’s a heavy weight cob. His feathers have all been trimmed off, ( by previous owner). Now with all the recent rain, he and my little pony have churned up the field and gateways, and it’s all becoming rather muddy. Everyday both horses come in to have […]

What causes Mud Fever or Scratches?

I would like to tell you I know what the cause of Mud Fever is, but I honestly think there are different causes. Not all cases are the same, and this is why some treatments work on some and not others. Sometimes it is contagious as in all the horses get it and other times […]

What is Mud Fever?

Mud Fever, also known as the Scratches, dew poisoning, pastern dermatitis, grease heel, or greasy heel, rain rot, is conflicting but putting them all together concludes that Scratches is dermatitis, or inflammation of the skin, and the most common cause seems to be fungus which can be complicated by a bacterial infection. The fungus lives […]