Mud fever can be a challenging problem during the winter months causing so much irritation to the lower leg and sometimes whole legs can be infected in no time at all. Mud fever usually occurs during the wet winter months and is principally caused by the bacterium dermatophilus congolensis. Signs of mud fever are inflammation of the skin, leg swelling, cracked skin, weeping, hair falling out and scabs.When you run your hands down the leg the scabby lumps are easy to feel, these should fall off soon but be careful you don't pick any off that are not ready, ouch! Remember hygiene is so important to reduce cross contamination so grooming tools, boots and hands must be clean.
January 21, 2017