Cream for mud fevery/sore legs

timbobs

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Looking for some advice!

Horse in question has very sensitive skin on her legs. Has recently been treated with antibiotics and fucidin to clear up scabby/cracked pasterns/heels which has done a great job. We're finding that when ridden her legs crack/bleed slightly without some form of barrier cream even though the "mud fever" has cleared up, but she's very sensitive and reacts to the creams.

  • Sudocreme sort of works, but is an absolute pain to put on/clean off as it gets everywhere!
  • Tried Equine America Fungatrol and this helped, but her skin is going very pink with it so think she is reacting to it.
  • Reacted to Heel to Hoof
  • Reacted to NAF Love the Skin He's in Cream
Any suggestions from anyone of what to put on to help the skin when ridden? I'm thinking trying Aqueous cream next!
 

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A thought from some one who has had no experience of this but...
My dog has dry, cracking and flaky skin. We found the best thing was to treat from the inside out i.e. an oil based supplement.
It would take time but would a similar type of horse supplement be worth trying?
 

timbobs

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A thought from some one who has had no experience of this but...
My dog has dry, cracking and flaky skin. We found the best thing was to treat from the inside out i.e. an oil based supplement.
It would take time but would a similar type of horse supplement be worth trying?
Thanks for replying!

Should also have said that she's on linseed, oil, a dash of apple cider vinegar and a skin supplement :)
 

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There's a nice product from Mother Bee called Udder Relief (supposed to be used on cow's sore and cracked udders obviously!) and the lady in our local tack shop raves about it. I've got a tub but have never had to use it. All natural and honey based, so hopefully won't cause any adverse reactions.
 

timbobs

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There's a nice product from Mother Bee called Udder Relief (supposed to be used on cow's sore and cracked udders obviously!) and the lady in our local tack shop raves about it. I've got a tub but have never had to use it. All natural and honey based, so hopefully won't cause any adverse reactions.
Oooh that looks worth a go too- thanks!
 

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Flamazine is a topical antibiotic is grest stuff but it should not be used for long term use because of the antibiotic resistance issue .
OP I would try udder cream .
 
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My experience is that removing alfalfa from the diet helped. I also made sure that the buttercups were dealt with. Sun cream needs to be applied before symptoms appear. Fly mask with nose net - helpful, leg wraps - would be good if he would wear them. If scabs appear, do not touch and put nothing on them as anything that the Vet or I tried made it worse. Sun cream can still be applied on the non scab areas.
 
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I have a mare with a pink nose and white legs who is very photosensitive. Even in winter when the UV is low. This maybe your horse's issue too.
A simple zinc0 oxide cream or a men's F50 sunblock works best. Men's is less perfumed and therefore acceptable to my mare!! Sudocrem ( which I see you have tried) is also good. Wear gloves because of mess! On white legs, don't clip, use cotton leg wraps ( we make ours) that cover all the white hair. Overreach boots if it is on heelbulbs. There is some evidence to show that different pastures can trigger photo sensitve reactions in horses. I can't let my guard down for a day otgerwise she gets scabs. We tried prednoderm and pure antiobioic ointment to no avail. .
 
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Yes, I'm going to try OR boots again on mine... you never know he might have forgotten how much he hated anything on his legs last summer. I'll try bribery too.
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions! Mare is an Appaloosa and is sensitive skinned.

The other Appaloosa at the yard is photosensitive and wears pastern wraps during the day so I’ll give this a go too.
 
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