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3rd Oct 2003, 10:50 AM
My horse had really bad mud fever on his heels in winter until I started using a very expensive product on them to give an antiseptic barrier to the skin. Now I make my own version, Take one 2 litre bottle of liquid parrafin (ask your local pharmacist!) and one tiny bottle of tea tree oil (also from pharmacist, who will have reasonably priced stuff!) and mix them. Apply to lower legs every two or three days, when weather is bad, once a week if dry. It will also make legs easier to clean. One last hint my horse does not have feathered legs, but I still trim his heels/under fetlock to ensure if anything does start up, I know instantly and can treat it before it gets hold. But last winter.......not a sign!
4th Oct 2003, 11:36 PM
my horse had mud fever this winter and it was horible!! i didnt get any medicine from the vet i used my own products aswell.
all i did was clean it with antiseptic liquid eg:(detol) then i used some tea tree oil and then put some barring cream on tp trop infections. it worked quite well and the mud fever was gone withing a few weeks. arrggh now all i gotta do id try 2 stop my horsey playing in the mud !! lol :D
26th Oct 2003, 11:52 PM
:D neat I will try it T-Bone's vet said to use some diaper powder stuff so I'll try both!
28th Oct 2003, 10:04 PM
I use zinc and castor oil with a little aloe vera and tea tree oil in it. It is a very effective barrier at preventing mud fever. It washes off easily and smells gorgeous. :cool:
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