Tips For Curing The Attack of Mud Fever

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Let see how to get rid of it and take better treatment. Commonly, the mud fever comes up within winter because of the infection of bacteria called ‘Dermatophilus Congolensis. It usually attacks certain part of body like pastern, fetlock and heel. In particular cases, the mud fever can be more dangerous. Especially for horses with lengthy hair around fetlocks, they are more susceptible to the mud fever. The back legs are also more sensitive than front legs as they are easy to be attacked by this type of disease.
The skin’s irritation will go next for stretching, weeping, and swelling of the skin. The mud fever can be indicated with the occurrence of crack and the fall out of hair. When we can easily identify the occurrence of mud fever, the prevention and treatment will be priority to stay away from mud fever. Actually the symptoms are easy to be identified such as crusty scabs on the matter area of hair, fissure in skin, hair loss, irritated skin, swelling skin, lameness, lack of willing to eat, depression and exhaustion. These above are clinical signs of mud fever which can be easily prevented if we can identify at first occurrence.
After all, when we successfully identify the clinical signs of mud fever in horse, immediate treatment should be taken to prevent more serious disease. Some efforts can be applied to lessen the development of disease. First thing to do is to keep the horse dry and clean.  The use of hairdryer is somewhat effective to keep the horse dry. The horse with more feathers is easy to catch fever. Therefore it is better to clip the hair rather than cut off them. Always create comfortable environment on place where the horses are in. the barrier cream is also necessary to apply around the legs for exercise. To make sure the legs of horse are protected enough from wet, it is recommended to use waterproof leg wraps.
The treatment of mud fever goes effectively when entire steps are taken thoroughly. First, take out the scabs gently. Do not aggressively eradicate because it will leave painful feeling. You can rub the cream first to make softer the scabs. Stay away from muddy ground or wet. The skin of horses should be kept away from wet when there are some clinical signs of mud fever found on the horses. They should be clean and dry and never let them to be around the damp bedding. After all, when there are no scabs anymore on the skin, wash down the leg of horses with a prescribed shampoo to kill bacteria and stay clean and healthy.
After washing down the legs, just go for drying the legs as soon as possible for successful treatment. The use of hairdryer is allowable. Please do not forget to give a vaccination against tetanus. If you are getting confused of which medicine is properly used to be an antibiotic for curing mud fever, it is better for you to have consultation with a veterinarian to ask about the recommended antibiotic working best for mud fever. Here are ways to go for curing the horses from mud fever attack.


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