Mud fever is an ongoing battle for all equestrians – so do we turn out or leave our horses in?

If keeping your horses in, it’s great to know that your horse is comfortable in their easibed that’s free draining, keeping them dry and supporting their joints if being stabled for prolonged periods of time. Also knowing that they are healthy in their dust free bed.

If keeping your horses out, World Horse Welfare recommend to try and prevent your paddock from getting badly churned up as the bacteria causing mud fever are transmitted in the soil. If it’s possible, changing the point at which you enter the field and moving water/feed buckets and troughs regularly can be helpful. You could also cover particularly muddy areas with straw or sand.

Prevention is always better than a cure, but treating mud fever at the earliest possible sign should mean that any infection will clear up easily and quickly. It’s important to check your horse’s legs daily.

If you would like to know more about the benefits of easibed or to find your local stockist then please give the easi team a call on 0161 301 6600

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