Carr Day Martin Protection Plus 500g
Protection Plus is Step Three in the Carr Day & Martin Mud Fever Essential Care kit. Protection Plus is a thick pink grease that acts as a natural barrier. Protection Plus contains an added antibacterial agent and the added benefit of natural citronella. Ideal as a protective barrier in wet and muddy conditions, Protection Plus helps heal minor skin irritations, cuts and grazes.
There are many products that can be applied to wounds, but be careful as some cause more harm than good. Always follow the instructions when applying wound treatment.
What is Mud Fever
Mud Fever is not one condition but a collection of clinical signs linked to a number of different causes. It is particularly evident during the wet, winter months. Mud fever is also known as pastern dermatitis, dew poisoning or greasy heel.
Mud Fever is common, but not just limited to horses’ legs after being stood in muddy ground. It appears in many forms, for example, on a horse’s back it is known as Rain Scald.
There are many factors which can cause this condition, these include:
Genetics (white skin and feathers are more likely to become irritated),
Chemical irritants and allergies (such as insect bites or rubbing from dirty tack/boots)
Environment (wet and muddy conditions can weaken and break the skin allowing bacteria to invade the area).
Bacteria in the environment and other pathogens such as Dermatophilus Congolensis living in the mud invade the skin when it is weakened by excess moisture. This causes irritation and inflammation which, in turn, creates scabs that leads to soreness and reddening of the skin. Immediate removal from the wet and muddy environment is essential. If heat and welling in the affected area persists, then veterinary attention should be sought.