Mud Fever, sometimes called Scratches or Cannon Crud, can be a a real pain.
Get clean, scab-free legs with COAT DEFENSE®!
What is Mud Fever?
Mud fever is a catchall phrase for a variety of skin issues that arise in damp, muddy conditions. And rain rot shares the same characteristics, just typically on the back, withers or neck. The same bacterium, dermatophilus congolensis, causes both conditions, along with many others.
Here is the interesting thing about this bacteria, it’s in a family called actinomycetes. Actinomycetes behave like both bacteria and fungi. This is why the debate on how to treat mud fever lasted so long. Because it displays symptoms of both. Horses naturally have these organisms on their skin; they lay dormant until muddy, damp conditions cause them to flare-up.
How does COAT DEFENSE® work to TREAT mud fever?
The ingredients in COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE work to keep moisture to a minimum, starving the bacterium of their food source. The paste dries to create a scab like barrier, keeping external agents out while still allowing the horse’s skin cells to safely repair themselves.
Is COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE only for mud fever?
Nope. It can also be used on…
Scatches / cellulitis – Dries and Draws fungus, bacteria, and general inflammation allowing for dramatic results in 2-4 days
Summer / Florida Sores – Dries, Draws, and shrinks
Proud Flesh – shrinks and dries
Insect Bites – cools, calms and eliminates itch. Draws out poison and inflammation. Horses, Dogs, and especially people
Dog Hot Spots – Calms, cools, and the area becomes ignored while healing
Acne – as an overnight mask, the drawing properties have delighted many adolescents!
Poison Ivy-stops itch on contact and draws out ooze quickly and painlessly
If you’re ready to put an end to mud fever, be sure to check out the Heal and Prevent Package, which includes a 24oz TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE and 8oz DAILY PREVENTATIVE POWDER to help alleviate all your open skin ailments for only $54! The bonus? FREE SHIPPING!