Mud fever, lesions, small wounds and irritations

Mud fever describes a group of skin disorders, irritations, crack sand scabs that affect the fine and fragile skin of your horse’s limbs and more particularly the folds of the pastern. Mud fever is linked to the environment in which your horse resides (mud, moisture, bedding and abrasion associated with riding in arenas).

But horses are also easily and frequently injured.

Lesions, cracks, small wounds and irritations must be treated before inflammation sets in. A well cared for wound or crack will heal and recover quickly.

Large, deep wounds should be referred for professional advice. But most situations can be treated with natural products that will care for and support your horse’s natural healing mechanisms.

  1. Support the healing of your horse with the active ingredients in honey

  2. Clean horses’ wounds with a hypoallergenic cleanser

  3. Protect your horse’s sensitive areas from the sun​

  4. Relieving irritated eyes in horses

Support the healing of your horse with the active ingredients in honey

The benefits of honey in the healing of wounds and cracks

A unique balm that concentrates all the benefits of the products of the hive. 

  • Honey slows down bacterial proliferation and stimulates the regeneration of epidermal cells. It combines moisturising, nourishing and antioxidant properties. It is a powerful antiseptic.
  • Propolis boosts collagen and elastin production and helps to stimulate cell regeneration and multiplication.
  • Beeswax increases the protective power of the balms due to its vitamin A content, which gives it moisturising and protective properties.
  • Pollen is rich in Vitamin E and Selenium which protect cell membranes. It also contains Beta-carotene and Vitamin B with moisturising powers and Vitamin A, which makes it an excellent anti-oxidant.

Daily application to all injured areas helps relieve tightness and promotes the healing process. Particularly effective for cracks and all skin conditions caused by mud fever. The skin is cleansed and heals quickly.

The areas to be repaired can first be treated with a Calming Shampoo. 

Clean horses' wounds with a hypoallergenic cleanser

Cleanses while respecting the skin’s microbiome.

Before treating the wound it is essential that the area is clean. All injured areas must be cleaned.

The wash is made from sugar beet molasses and is hypoallergenic, ultra-gentle and can be used even on wounds and lesions. All damaged areas can be washed with the Calming Shampoo 067 005.

Oat powder, known for its calming action, is widely used in our cosmetics for its inherent benefits. 

It is advised against using any shampoos or cleansers containing irritants. 

After soothing the irritated areas, apply Healing Balm 055 007 to all small lesions and exposed areas.

Protect your horse’s sensitive areas from the sun

UV damage.

It is not uncommon to see a horse with scabs around the nostrils, an area where the skin is particularly sensitive to radiation. This is cellular damage caused by sunburn.

Affected horses are mainly those lighter in colour and those with pink skin.

This forms scabs. These should be soothed and protected to prevent inflammation from setting in.

If the sunburn is very severe, you should first allow the skin to heal and use a mask during the day to allow the healing SOS Balm 055 007 to work.

You should then apply suitable sun protection for horses. The best sun protection is composed of mineral screens that will form a physical barrier against UV rays.

Sun protection should be water resistant, especially for the area around the nostrils, which is regularly dipped into the water trough. 

To be used daily depending on exposure.

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Relieving irritated eyes in horses

Harness the benefits of cornflower.

Sensitive, swollen, watery eyes are all signs of irritation that should not be underestimated.

Your horse’s eye must be cleaned and soothed quickly. 

Cornflower is a particularly useful plant for treating eye conditions in a natural and very gentle way. Cornflower hydrosol cleanses, decongests and soothes irritated and swollen eyes.

A hydrosol is the water obtained after distillation of the essential oil. A hydrosol is low in concentration. Cornflower is used only for its hydrosol (it does not produce an essential oil) for eye strain and conjunctivitis.

To treat the eye area, use a compress soaked with Hydrosol 001 005 and clean from the inside outwards.