We always use NAF Mud Guard supplement as soon as winter starts and it seems to do the job. One of our liverys that was not using it had terrible hopping lame mud fever last year - this year we started her on it as soon as the wet season came and so far (fingers crossed) there is no sign of it at all.
Post by coathamibeauty on Dec 19, 2005 20:31:16 GMT 1
Eclipse recovery. Can be bought from simple system ltd just log on to website. i use for both my mares. If you look on another post today there's loads of advise. i would keep dry using either pampers nappies or tenna lady bladder weaknes pads. Both draw moisture and keep infected area dry when turned out 24/7
Post by Red's Dad Mike on Dec 19, 2005 21:35:53 GMT 1
Red has aloe vera gel in his feed every day as a general tonic and is good for all sorts of conditions including mud fever, it also contains vitamins and minerals that horses need so is a natural supplement.
I have fed MudGuard by NAF for the last two winters and I think it must be doing the trick, along with good topical preventative measures as Kofi has not had the dreaded mud fever since I started it. Before then, no matter what I put on his legs, he always got it sooner or later in winter.
This isn't a supplement but my mare got mud fever so I put AROMAHEEL on it. It was gone in no time and for the rest of the winter and this winter I just put a bit on before she goes out each day and the mud fevers not returned.
Post by rosiesmumof4 on Dec 27, 2005 0:36:37 GMT 1
I've been feeding mudguard by NAF for several weeks now with no improvement in the mudfever. It is possible it may be good before it breaks out, but on triple dose the £17 lasts about a week or so so since it's not making any difference it seems pointless to feed it.