Mud fever remedies

4leggedfurries

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Mud glorious mud! D has mud fever again this year but am stuck as i cant seem to get rid of it what ever i do. Last year a good clean with hibiscrub and a liberal application on aloe vera everyday did the trick but not this year. He is one unhappy bunny and wont even let me touch his legs they are that sore. What do you recommend thats natural and will sting the least? I have been speaking to the vets and if i cant beat it the natural way then they have a cream i can use before resorting to antib's but i dont really want to go there as they knock him around a bit. Thanks in advance
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Not sure about what is best with the sore legs but once it has cleared up we cover our horses legs in pig oil. We hunt through clay and we have not had a problem for years combined with feather. Pig oil does need patch testing though as some horses are allergic.

I have had success with muddy marvel at treating the scabby sore bits.
 

traceyx69

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we get cream from the vet but most important that they are clean and dry now - then loads of prescription cream. to keep it away we have just started using pig oil and sulphur - from ebay - its fab
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Keep them dry, don't wash off but plaster a cream like zinc & castor oil cream, Sudafed or Protocon all over but don't rub it in. Keep plastering each day and as you smear it on, some scabs should roll off but don't pick them off if they're not ready to come off. Just keep plastering with the cream until it's clear. Takes a while to clear but it is the less painful way for the horse. If you wash off, you wash out the natural oils and weaken the skin. It also helps if the diet is right and includes some oil in some form or other to help with a supple skin. When it's cleared, use something like udder cream as a barrier, it'll help a lot to keep it away.
 

Snugglebum

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I have heard good reports about the Net tex- Muddy marvel range.Haven't used it myself but where I work sells it and we get plenty of repeat shoppers- so that's a good sign.
I have used there 7 day mud away as i just couldn't believe it could ever work so i decided to test it and it's actually great stuff!
(Its not natural product tho - I suffer from terrible skin conditions, rashes eczema and i find apart from trying to soothe it externally takeing vitamins helps the most long term)
 

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MFH 09 you are as bad as me tts SudoCREAM not Sudafed that is a tablet for sinus problems. I am always refering to the cream as Sudafed though.

Sudocream is brilliant and I use it on my horse all the time. My mother was a nurse and she always used it on the old people who had bed sores and she swore by it. Its not expensive either.
 

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MFH 09 you are as bad as me tts SudoCREAM not Sudafed that is a tablet for sinus problems. I am always refering to the cream as Sudafed though.

Sudocream is brilliant and I use it on my horse all the time. My mother was a nurse and she always used it on the old people who had bed sores and she swore by it. Its not expensive either.

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I blame it on the colds we've had this time and not my age!!
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Umbongo

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Cow udder cream!! We use it all the time on our race horses....works a treat!
 

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Aromaheel worked really well for my mare. She had become so sore that she got really antsy when I went anywhere near her legs wih the Hibiscrub but was happy for me to use the Aromaheel. You just slap it on over the scabs every day and eventually they fall off. Then I used Flamazine (which I get from my vet) to clear it up.
 

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I've just started using this stuff from the saddlers, it's pink and contains citronella and is by Carr and Day and Martin, can't remember it's name though and it's round in the stables in the cold and dark.... PM me if you want the actual name. It's working really well so far, my boy had got really edgy about me touching the scabby bits but with this stuff he doesn't mind. It's marketed as a general wound care thing but the mud fever scabs are just peeling off now.
 

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Another vote for uddecream. One of the liveries at the yard swears by it now. Her horse had chronic mud fever last year (all up his legs and all along his belly). She used udder cream to clear it up and has been using it this year to prevent mud fever and no signs of any scabs! And on the plus side you can pick a big tub up for a very cheap price.
 

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To help heal it I've used Manuka honey in the past which has natural healing properties. It really did clear up the mud fever quickly. To prevent it I've used udder cream.
 
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