Bacteria in the mud sets up infection under the skin causing scabs and hair loss. Other names for this are rain scald, greasy heel.
This skin infection is caused by Dermatophilus congolensis, which enters the skin when horses are saturated by prolonged rain, are in poor condition and/or stand for long periods under trees. Hair becomes matted and tufted forming scabs and causing loss of hair over the back, belly and lower limbs, coronet and bulbs of heel.
Scabs reveal greyish green pus and raw area when removed. Mud Block Cream has been formulated specifically to help deal with this problem. It contains a powerful microbial agent to disinfect and sanitize as well as castor oil and zinc to help the healing process of the skin.
Mud Block Lotion is a new breakthrough in the control of bacteria from mud. We have used silver ions, which are positively charged silver particles. They act as a microbial agent killing 99.9 % of germs. This lotion is also much easier to apply and rub in to extensively feathered legs than a cream.
MSM Cream is another product that can be used for this situation. It contains zinc and castor oil, MSM, Chamomile and Jojoba oil, Lavender and Tea Tree oil to gently soothe and help the infected areas.
Lice and Mite are another problem encountered by horses, particularly in the lower legs if there is extensive feathering. Lice and Mite Lotion has been developed by vets to very effectively control lice and mite in horses. It should be applied using rubber gloves if you are allergic to anything.
Rub well into affected areas twice daily for seven days. Lice and Mite Spray is our herbal answer to this problem if you prefer a more natural way of dealing with them. It is a powerful herbal tincture using herbs that are proven to eliminate lice and mite from the coat. It should be sprayed on to the affected areas twice daily for seven days.