Heal Your Horse with Muck-Itch
Muck-itch is one of the most common skin disorders found in horses throughout the country. It occurs when a bacterium called Dermatophilus Congolensis is present. It is caused from prolonged rainfall resulting in a damp environment, muddy conditions, morning dew along with increased humidity and high temperatures.
Under normal conditions, a horse’s external layer of skin provides a protective barrier from bacteria invasion. But when a horse’s skin remains wet for long periods of time, the skins normal defense mechanisms weakens and Muck-itch occurs. Horses are very sore and sensitive in these areas and it is important to treat the problem as it is highly contagious.
This condition is also known as Rain Scald, Dew Poisoning, Mud Fever, Scratches, Mud Rash, Cracked Heels or Rain Rot. These are essentially the same – bacteria infection of the skin from prolonged exposure to moisture.
Muck Itch Skin Saver will eliminate the infection within days (for less than $23!).