Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Treatment and prevention of mud fever in Horses

Mud Fever
Common to all horses that specifically works on wet or muddy, mud fever is a disease that can infect the wrists and heels of the horses that led to injuries on the horse, which can be very painful. Also known as cracked heels, rain rot, dew poisoning and on, the mud fever usually affects the lower limbs of horses, especially the hind legs. This usually happens in the light-colored horses, especially white horses, although this can happen in a horse.
When a horse has mud fever, skin becomes very inflamed and crunchy crust forms that develop as a result of leaking pus from irritation. It is known as the Dermatophilus congolensis bacterium that penetrates the skin is soaked in muddy conditions. Although most common in the lower limbs, he is on the upper body, but is better known as rain rot or rain burns.
It occurs mainly in winter months, but can easily be treated if signs and symptoms are noticed quickly, so they do not worsen over time. Other symptoms include serum matted scabs which may discharge, and a general look of the UN treated because of the itching and lesions. In very severe cases the skin to break down even the horses legs to look cracked. This can lead to lameness of the horse's legs and very original in many of persistent pain.
Treating mud fever with neem oil
There are many different treatments for mud fever, but one of the most popular is neem oil, especially when the lesions and the primary infection appear. After carefully cutting area of matted hair and wash the skin crusts crust, Neem oil should be rubbed directly on the infected area twice daily, not just the crust, but pain Neem oil contains an anti-inflammatory that relieves pain associated with mud fever. In the time that you take oil to the skin, preventing the horse sticky mud that can infect other members.
Once the skin begins to clear the extract of neem leaves should be used to feed themselves and to help prevent mud fever Neem boosts the immune system quickly, which also prevents infection again that the horse's natural defenses can handle. Also using a barrier that contains neem oil, will also help to avoid, so if you know you're in the mud, a thick layer of oil Neem Neem or assistance should be applied before the horse is proven.

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